May Bike Rides

Kevin Riddehough founder of The Young Weavers and now Kev’s midweek rides has put on a series of bike rides throughout May.

The aim of The Young Weavers is to encourage families and individuals within our borough to get out and become more active together.

Please see below all rides for May.


The Young Weavers Rides

Sunday, May 7 at 10am   

Start point is from Padiham Leisure centre, Park Road, BB12 8ED
A ride around the classic Pendle area – 22 miles
This ride is packed with history and is one of the finest shortest rides. Riding through
Barley, Roughlee, Sabden, Pendleton and Downham to name just a few.


Sunday, May 21st at 9:45am

Start point is the car park behind the post office on the car park £4 per car to park all day BD23 6EX
Bolton Abbey circular – 31.1 miles

This ride leads you into the stunning Yorkshire Dales. With a couple of climbs, the best and toughest one is out of Appletreewick. In the main this is a ride that although short in length is big on character.



Kev’s Midweek Rides


Every Tuesday in May at 6.30pm on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th – 11 miles

A regular 11-mile ride starting on Queens Road West outside St Christopher’s school, BB5 4FF. We ride up to Rosegove and then left to Padiham and then back via Clayton. Main road all the way but this ride allows us to continue riding in the darker winter months on what’s now an established Tuesday evening ride. A few good climbs and some great flat riding keeps us spinning and warm all the way.


Every Wednesday in May at 6.30pm on 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th – 11 miles

A regular evening ride starting from the bottom of Pleckgate Road near the Knowles Arms, BB1 8QW.  We ride out through Wilpshire and Langho heading down to Whalley.

Please note that on the Tuesday & Wednesday rides, Vicky won’t always be able to attend and lead. The aim of these rides has always been to encourage riders to just turn up and ride the route regardless of who arrives. Vicky has been building these rides for two years now and they’re steadily becoming established as just a Tuesday or Wednesday evening ride, continuity is the key here.


Thursday, May 4th at 9:30am

Start point at the Dog Inn Whalley – BB7 9SP

May the fourth be with you – a Star Wars weekend trilogy

Clapham & Eldroth – 55.9 miles



Friday, May 5th 10:15am

Start point is in Hellifield a little car park just near the end of Gisburn Rd before the main A65 BD23 4HU meeting at the McDonalds on the main A59 near Clitheroe and car share from there, meet there at 09:20 for a 09:30 depart

Revenge of the fifth – second of the Star Wars weekend rides

Burnsall, Grassington, Kilnsey, back to Hellifield – 33.5 miles


Wednesday, May 10th 9:45am

Start point is on Kestor Lane, Longridge, just above the petrol station PR3 3JX

Glasson Docks from Longridge – 46 miles


Friday, May 19th at 9:45am

Start point is at the Witton Park main car park BB2 2TP 

White Coppice & Anglezarke – 30.2 miles


Monday, May 22nd at 9:30am

Start point is at the Dog Inn Whalley – BB7 9SP

Tosside, Wigglesworth & Paythorne – 39 miles


Wednesday, May 31st at 9:15am – May’s star ride

Start point is Knowles Arms – BB1 8QW

Scorton via the Trough of Bowland – 54.3 miles


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