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 – early October 2016
Saturday 1st October - Extra Short Beginners Ride to Waddington. 15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes with coffee break half way. Meet 10.00am Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley (£1 parking charge) Any bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring a spare innertube and waterproof jacket. A gentle introduction to club cycling. Leader : Harry Taylor (695728)
Sunday 2nd October, Short ride to Janet's Foss. Lunch Malham. Meet at Langroyd. 9.30am. Leader : Mark Clegg
Sunday 2nd October, Long ride to Barbondale. Lunch Dent. Meet at Langroyd. 8.45am.Leader : John Ramsden.
Sunday 9th October, Short ride to Beacon Fell. Lunch Beacon Fell. Meet at Spring Wood Car Park nr Whalley. 10.00am. Leader : Margaret Brown.
Sunday 9th October, Medium ride to Warfe. Lunch Little Stainforth. Meet at Higherford. 9.00am. Leader : Bob Jackson.
Tuesday 11th October, Car Assited Bridleway ride to Mastiles Lane. Lunch: Malham. Meet at Langroyd 9.00am (to drive to Skirethorns Lane) Leader : David Tinker (Tel : 774828)
Sunday 16th October, Short ride to Linton Falls. Lunch Burnsall. Meet at Langroyd. 9.30am. Leader : Jim Cooper.
Sunday 16th October, Medium ride to Saddleworth. Lunch Delph. Meet at Holme Chapel. 9.30am. Leader : Harry Taylor. (695728)
|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.|