Welcome to Burnley and Pendle Cycling Touring Club website. New riders will be made very welcome on all of our rides. Whether you are taking up cycling for the first time or returning to it we adjust the pace of our rides to suit the slowest rider and no one is left behind on our rides. We are a friendly cycling club, offering you a chance to explore the quiet lanes around the Pendle area, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland with like minded people. Every weekend we offer a choice of rides seeking out quiet country lanes with stops to socialise in cafes and village tearooms. There is also a midweek ride/social on Tuesday evening. Details of all our rides and other activities can be found on the 'Rides List' which we produce quarterly and can be downloaded from this website - but also see below for details of rides coming up in the next few weeks.
The Club is part of CTC, the UK's national cyclists organisation. See www.ctc.org.uk. Whilst we would always encourage children to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, we can take unaccompanied children on our rides from the age of 13 with a completed parental consent form.
Forthcoming Rides – June/early July 2016
Sunday 26th June, Short ride to Thwaite Lane Lunch Clapham. Meet at Higherford. 9.00am Leader: Ian Lowcock
Sunday 26th June, Medium ride to Cross of Greet. Lunch at Clapham. Meet at Higherford. 9.00am. Leader : Harry Taylor. (Will pick up in Gisburn at approx 9.30 to 9.45 am.)
Saturday 2nd July, Extra Short Beginners Ride from Langroyd, nr Colne at 10.00am to Gargrave. 15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes with cafe stop half way. Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring a waterproof jacket and spare innertube. A gentle introduction to club cycling. Leader : Harry Taylor. (01282 695728)
Sunday 3rd July, Short ride to Kilnsey Cragg. Lunch Grassington. Meet at Langroyd. 9.30am Leader: Mark Clegg.
Sunday 3rd July, Medium ride to Halton Gill. Lunch at Grassington. Meet at Langroyd. 9.00am.
Advance Notice - late Summer Challenge Rides. A number of riders have expressed interest in doing some longer challenge rides at the back end of summer. We'll be running a 100 kilometre ride (61 miles) on Sunday 24th July starting at 9.00am from Whalley (organised by Jim Duerden) and a 100 mile ride on Sunday 28th August starting at 7.00am also from Whalley (organised by Harry Taylor.) There is no time limit for either ride and you can, if you wish, get a certificate to show you've completed the ride. We'll be publishing the routes and other info for the rides on this website soon. We have rides throughout the summer to build up fitness for these rides, as well as our normal shorter rides for those who prefer these.
|Our Rides Explained – the information below is for general guidance|
|XS||Extra Short Beginners Rides : 15 -20 miles on quiet lanes suitable for new riders - cafe stop half way!|
|S||Short/Social Rides : 35 - 45 Miles : Average speed 9 to 10 mph. At least one cafe stop.|
|M||Medium Rides : 50 – 55 miles : Average speed 10 to 12 mph. At least one cafe stop.|
|L||Long Rides : 60+ miles : Average speed 11 to 13 mph. At least one cafe stop.|