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. We also offer short tours throughout the year in the UK and occasionally overseas. 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 – May/early June 2018
Sunday 27th May. Short ride to Bordley. Lunch : Malham. Meet at Langroyd r'bout nr Colne at 9.30am. Leader : David Tinker.
Sunday 27th May. Long ride to Wensleydale. Lunch : Hawes. Meet at Higherford at 7.30 am or Gisburn at 8.15 am. Leader : Sean Kirkwood.
Saturday 2nd June Extra Short Beginners ride to Long Gill. Meet at Gisburn - lane by Cattle Market at 10.00am. Leader : Fred Higson. Around 2 to 3 hours cycling on quiet lanes at an easy pace. Coffee/refreshment break half way round. Any kind of bike is OK as long as its roadworthy. Bring a spare innertube and waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling.
Sunday 3rd June. Short ride to Cartford Bridge. Lunch : Elswick. Meet at Longridge (Stonebridge r'bout) at 10.00am. Leader : Harry Taylor
Sunday 3rd June. Medium ride to Fluke Hall. Lunch at Knott End. Meet at Spring Wood car park nr Whalley at 9.00am. Leader : Mark Clegg.
Thursday 7th June. Midweek ride to Wharfe. Lunch at Austwick. Meet at Gisburn at 9.30am. Leader : Mick Stone - all abilities welcome.
Sunday 10th June. Short ride to Rylstone. Lunch at Cracoe. Meet at Langroyd r'bout nr Colne at 9.30am. Leader : Margaret Brown
Sunday 10th June. Medium ride - 50 mile Challenge Ride. Lunch at Airton. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley at 9.30am. Leader : Mick Stone. (£3 entry fee - no time limit - certificate for completion.)
|Our Rides Explained – the information below is for general guidance|
|XS||Extra Short Beginners Rides : approx 20 miles on quiet lanes suitable for new riders - cafe stop half way!|
|S||Short/Social Rides : 35 - 50 Miles : Average speed 9 to 10 mph. At least one cafe stop.|
|M||Medium Rides : 50 – 60 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.|