To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Visit Pendle home of Tour of Britain cycle race

Thursday, 19th March 2015

Pendle has launched its new visitors’ guide in English Tourism Week with the announcement that the stunningly beautiful corner of Lancashire will host stage two of the Tour of Britain cycle race in 2015.


“Pendle will be the toughest part of the eight stage race which attracts the top cycling teams from around the world,” said Tourism Officer, Mike Williams.

The major event will help to put Pendle’s fantastic countryside under an international spotlight as it will be featured around the world.

Anyone who’d like to visit Pendle for a long weekend in time for the race on Monday 7 September can browse the online brochure at www.visitpendle.com

Or ring to request a copy by calling our Discover Pendle Centre on (01282) 856186.

The new guide includes details about Stage 2 which starts in Clitheroe in the Ribble Valley and ends in Colne, Pendle. Our iconic landmark Pendle Hill, world famous for its associations with the Pendle Witches of 1612, will be the striking centrepiece for the race.

“The Tour of Britain has the biggest live attendance of any sporting event in the UK and our stage has some of the most challenging climbs, which are a big attraction,” he explained.

“Make sure you book your accommodation in Pendle in good time,” warned Mike.

The race is part of The Great Pendle Summer Festival which includes our international Pendle Walking Festival on 15th – 23rd August and the Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival in Colne at August Bank Holiday.

The Visit Pendle guide highlights why Pendle in Lancashire is part of the UK’s Cycling Capital of Great Britain, including details about the new Steven Burke cycle track named after our gold medallist.

“Our countryside is perfect for cycling and walking and you can download a wide range of free routes from our website www.visitpendle.com/countryside,” explained Mike.

The new Visit Pendle guide also includes information on the world famous Pendle Witches with car, cycle and walks to follow and attractions like the Pendle Sculpture Trail and the UK’s only urban aerial assault course, Urban Altitude.

“There’s a full events listing in the guide for the year ahead so you can book where to stay in advance so as not to miss out,” added Mike.

“It also features our great towns and villages including the historic market town of Colne, the end of stage 2 of the Tour of Britain race.

This town on the hill has a growing reputation as Lancashire’s Capital of Cool  thanks to its individual shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
 
ends

For further information please contact: Sarah Lee, Communications Manager, Chief Executive's Policy Unit, Pendle Council, Town Hall, Market Street, Nelson, BB9 7LG

Tel: 01282 661988
Fax: 01282 661630
Email: sarah.lee@pendle.gov.uk

RSS feeds

News

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

July 2010

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

December 2008

June 2008

May 2008

Contact Us

For more information, practical advice and support, call Marketing Lancashire on:

01772 426450.