Burnley and Pendle CTC

Cycling UK Member Group

Burnley and Pendle CTC

Contact details

John Ramsden
01282 712185
Our activities 
Leisure/Touring rides
About us 

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.

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 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.