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 – April /early May 2016
Sunday 1st May, Short ride to Beamsley Beacon, Lunch at Ilkley, Meet at Laneshawbridge. 9.30am Leader: Jackie Duerden.
Sunday 1st May, Medium ride to Silsden Bank, Lunch at Ilkley, Meet at Laneshawbridge 9.00am Leader: Harry Taylor
Tuesday 3rd May, Car assisted Bridleway ride to Gunnerfleet Farm. Lunch Ribblehead. Meet at Langroyd (to drive to Ingleton) 9.30am. Leader David Tinker
Saturday 7th May, Extra Short ride for beginners. 15 to 20 miles on quiet lanes. Coffee stop half way. Meet at Langroyd 10.00am Leader: Harry Taylor. Any bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy. Bring a spare innertube and waterproof jacket. A gentle, friendly introduction to club cycling!
Sunday 8th May, Short ride to Yorkshire Lanes (car assisted) Meet at Ripon Cathedral car park at 10.00am Leader: Jim Duerden.
Sunday 8th May, Medium ride to Kirkby Overblow, Lunch at Otley, Meet at Laneshawbridge 9.00am Leader: David Tinker
Sunday 15th May, Short ride to Ribblehead. Lunch Ingleton. Meet at Gisburn (next to Cattle Market) 9.00am Leader: Jim Cooper.
Sunday 15th May, Medium ride to Great Stone of Fourstone. Lunch at Ingleton. Meet at Gisburn (next to Cattle Market) 8.30am Leader: David Tinker
|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.|