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 Cycling UK, the national cyclists organisation. See www.cyclinguk.org. 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 – December 2016
Saturday 3rd December, Extra Short Beginners Ride to Waddington. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park at 10.00am. Leader Mark Clegg. 15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes with coffee stop half way. Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring a spare innertube and a waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling.
Sunday 4th December, Short Ride. Xmas Lunch at Rolls Royce Social Club, Barnoldswick. Meal at 3pm. Ride led by Club President Ian Lowcock starts at 9.00am at Langroyd and picks up at Rolls Royce Social Club at 9.30am.
Sunday 11th December, Short ride to Winterburn Lunch Airton. Meet at Langroyd. 10.00am. Leader : Pam Prenton.
Sunday 18th December, Short ride to Pendleton. Lunch Waddington. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park. 10.00am. Leader : Jackie Duerden
Sunday 18th December, Medium ride to Inglewhite. Lunch Waddington. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park. 9.30am. Leader : Harry Taylor
Sunday 27th December, Short ride to Rome and Wham. Lunch Settle. Meet at Higherford. 10.00am. Leader : Margaret Brown
|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.|