A very warm welcome to your local Cycling Touring Club website.
The Club is part of CTC, the UK's national cyclists organisation. See www.ctc.org.uk. We are a very active and friendly cycling club, offering you a chance to explore the scenic byways of Pendleside, the Yorkshire Dales and the Forest of Bowland "under your own steam" with like minded people.
Every Sunday we offer a choice of rides seeking out quiet country lanes with stops to socialise in cafes and village tearooms.
There is a midweek ride/social on Tuesday evening.
A Saturday morning, half day ride is also available.
We had run a monthly guided Mountain Bike Ride, on a Saturday, although none are currently scheduled due to lack of demand.
New riders will be made very welcome on all of our rides.
We do put on a series of rides, particularly through the spring and summer which are specifically aimed at new riders and families with children.
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.
Details of all our rides can be found on the 'Rides List' which we produce quarterly. A copy can be downloaded from this website.
New rider enquiries should be directed to Harry Taylor on 01282 712185 or e-mail .
If you have any queries at all please do not hesitate to get in touch, via our contact details?
Our Current Rides List is available to download. Visit our Rides List page.
Sunday 21st September 2014, Long Ride to Hollingworth Lake, Meet 9:30am Holme Chapel, led by Harry Taylor.
This ride is approx 50 - 55 miles. Lunch is at Delph in Saddleworth, the reference to Hollingworth Lake is the tea stop on the way back. It's quite a hilly route but will be at a gentle pace - I'm not the fastest climber in the club! The route, approximately, is via Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Cragg Vale, Pike End, Scammonden, Denshaw, Delph for lunch at cafe. Retrace to Denshaw, then Moorcock to Newhey, round the back of Milnrow to Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough, Calderbrook, Walsden, Todmorden, Burnley. Hope to see you on the 21st. ( If you have any queries it's best to text me on 07522 343 181 as I'm away from 11th to 20th Sept. )
Saturday 4th October 2014, Extra Short Ride, Especially suited to New Riders and Families.
Meet 10:00am @ Langroyd for ride to Gargrave for lunch, led by Harry Taylor, tel: 695728.
Monday 6th October 2014, Committee Meeting.
7:30pm @ The Rising Sun Inn, Gisburn Road, Blacko.
Saturday 11th to Tuesday 14th October 2014, Cycle Weekend to Belgium.
Last year Jim Duerden organised a very successful and remarkably inexpensive weekend to Bruges, which included two overnight ferry crossings including cabin, evening meal & breakfast along with hotel & breakfast in Bruges for just £125 per person. All six members thoroughly enjoyed last years trip even though the weather was absolutely atrocious. We hope to get a similar deal this year, with the expectation that the weather could not possibly be as bad and so we can look forward to two pleasant days cycling. Final details to be confirmed when the deals are available. Could anyone interested please contact Jim Tel: 453061.