The start of the National Cyclo-Sportive is the picturesque village of
Barley, at the foot of Pendle Hill.
You can reach Barley by country roads from Fence, Barrowford or Blacko, and
there is a car park with public toilets, a childrens play area, park, picnic
area and tourist information booth. Barley is also a stop on the route of
the Pendle Witches Scenic Car Trail.
Address: Barley-with-Wheatley Booth, Nelson, Lancashire, England, BB9 6
Spectator Access for the National Road Race Championships
A typical Pendle town, which was the heart of the Lancashire cotton
industry, easily accessed as the M65 terminates at Colne.
The area of Lancashire known as Pendle is at the eastern edge of
the county, bordering on the Yorkshire Dales and the Ribble Valley and close
to the Forest of Bowland. Pendle takes it's name from Pendle Hill, which at
1831ft high dominates the skyline of the area.
A relatively undiscovered part of the Northern hill country, Pendle is
also a place of contrasts - beautiful countryside, industrial heritage,
modern facilities and brooding moors.
Click here to see the maps of the course, spectator
viewing maps and road closure maps.