Burnley & Pendle CTC


About The Group

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. New riders are always 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.

Catchment area

Catchment area of the group: 

About details

Group activities

  • Leisure and touring rides

Group contact details

John Ramsden – 01282 712185
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We also have an active Facebook Group where you can find regular informal updates, chat and photos from our rides.

Our main events

There are no events entered at this time, please contact the group for more details.

Our regular rides & events

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About our rides

Information about the group rides: 

EVERY SUNDAY we have a choice of at least two rides, one short ride and either a medium or long ride.

All rides feature tea/meal stops at cafes. The short ride is typically up to 45 miles. The average speed is about 9 mph. The medium rides are around 50 miles at an average 11mph. The long rides are 60 miles plus at an average speed of around 12 mph. In winter all rides aim to return before it goes dark (however lights should still be carried). 

Throughout the year we also have an EXTRA SHORT RIDE FOR BEGINNERS of 15 to 20 miles once a month (usually the first Saturday) for people new to club cycling or returning to it.  Any kind of bike is OK as long as it's roadworthy - bring a waterproof and a spare innertube.

EVERY SATURDAY we are invited to join Barnoldswick Clarion's half day rides which set off from Gisburn Road School, Barnoldswick at 9:00am, with pace and distance being adjusted to suit any new riders.

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING we also organise a short social ride of approximately 15-20 miles along quiet lanes, with the pace and distance being adjusted to suit any new riders. The rides start at 6:30pm opposite The White Bear Pub, Gisburn Road, Barrowford. We cycle for about one and a half hours and finish at The Cross Gaits Pub, Blacko for a well earned drink and a chat. All are welcome. These rides are a good opportunity for new riders to come along and try riding with us.

Details of all our rides and other activities can be downloaded from our website.

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  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
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