We are a Member Group of Cycling UK and most of our activities are run for Cycling UK members.  We welcome guests who can ride with us a few times before deciding if we’re the club for them, we can then arrange a free no obligation three month trial membership which will include many of the benefits of full membership.

Cycling UK membership has many benefits, including six issues a year of Cycle magazine, third party insurance and legal helpline, as well as various discounts and being able to ride with any of the nationwide Member Groups.

Full membership costs £45 a year or £3.75 a month with other rates for seniors, households, students and unwaged.


CTC Derby and Burton Club Clothing

You may have seen club members in the bright yellow and blue club clothing, this is ordered periodically, with the next order due to be placed in September 2018 – details here nearer the time.

Our Best All Rounder competition has been running for many years with a trophy and small prize presented annually.

We are at heart a non-competitive cycling club and the events that make up this competition are more about fun and participation than winners.

The events and other activities that make up the BAR are decided each year at the AGM, some are regular features others less so or unique. The BAR Competition is decided on a points scoring basis.

Points in 2017 were awarded for:

  • Photo Competition –  Competitive event: Points awarded for First 3 places, organisation and participation
  • Hill Climb and Freewheel competition – Competitive event: Points awarded for First 3 places, organisation and participation
  • Awheel magazine contribution – Non-competitive event: 10 points awarded for contribution to the club magazine
  • Rough Stuff Ride – Non-competitive event: 10 points awarded for organisation of the event and participation
  • Standard Rides – Challenge Ride : Points awarded for organisation of the event and completing the standard    (25 points for the 100miles in 8hrs, 15 points for the 50 in 4hrs) Moira Audaxes (200km and 100km rides) Challenge Ride : Points awarded for organisation, helpers and completion of the distance entered


Hillclimb and Freewheel Competitions  Organised by Ian Hill

Congratulations to Phil Lindsey for winning the Hill Climb at Woodroffe’s Cliff by Marchington Woodlands. It was the narrowest of margins since just 2 seconds behind was Andy Leach. First for the ladies was Clare Calder, just ahead of Sue

Organiser Ian Hill had the task of setting himself off but somehow this didn’t quite to work to his advantage – losing valuable seconds while he put the stopwatch away. He still placed a valiant 3rd in the competition and overtook another competitor who obviously needed more training. …

In the Freewheel competition Andy Leach travelled the furthest distance, with second place going to Robert Calder and third Ian Hill.

Standard Rides   Organised by Paul Hilditch  

The history of these seems to be lost in the mists of time, the rules at the whim of the organiser, the challenge remains the same, to set yourself a goal of riding 50 or 100 miles against the clock.

The traditional time limits are 4 and 8 hours, with a compulsory 30 min break on the 100.

We also offer a slightly more leisurely option of 4.5 and 9 hours.

This year there was also the option of a 50 mile guided ride with no time limit organised as part of the Skegness challenge

(no points for this though unfortunately)

Well done to all 27 participants in this year’s Standard Rides, that’s the highest number for some years.

6 Riders – 100 miles in 8 hours

4 Riders – 50 miles in 4 hours

8 Riders – 50 miles in 4.5 hours

9 Riders – 50 miles untimed

Roughstuff   Organised by Sue Rogers

This year’s Roughstuff Ride started from Calke Abbey and included the new section of cycle track  recently opened on the estate before heading off through Jaguar Woods to Ashby and the Hicks Lodge trail centre which everybody seemed to enjoy – even those on road bikes. After lunch it was the Conkers circuit and on to Woodville to finish.    Congratulations to the 12 riders who participated in the event and showed great bike handling skills on the tracks and trails

Awheel Magazine Contribution  Produced by Paul Hilditch, Sales & Distribution by Neil Platts

Our club magazine ”Awheel’ continues through the very valuable contributions of it’s members. Thanks go to the Paul and Neil for their organisation, to the guest editors who ensured a good read and to the members who wrote articles.  In all there were contributions from 13 members.

Moira Audaxes (200km and 100km rides)  Organised by Ian Hill

Audax rides are social tourist rides with a time limit of 9 hours for the 100km or 14 hours for the 200km The 100km is the Bosworth Battlefield Siteseer and the 200km is East Midlands Forests      6 club members took part in the 100km and 3 in the 200km. In addition club members were out on the course to stamp the Brevet cards.


Photographic Competition  Organised by Paul Hilditch

Our annual competition, Rules are simple : All photos must be either a) of a cycling subject or  b) of any subject taken while out cycling or c) both Entries were received from 9 members and are still available to view on the CTC Derby and Burton website The winners decided by a simple vote from Group members.

Runners up – Autumn tints at the crossroads by Robert Calder and End of the road by Paul Hilditch

Winner – Tunnel by Richard Peart   Prize = Awheel subscription

Best All-Rounder Competition   Organised by Sue Rogers

Following the prize presentation there has been a recount and the revised results are below.

Congratulations to the top 5 on their achievements:

5th  Andy Leach 59 points Andy placed in the hill climb and won the freewheel competition

4th Clare Calder 63 points Clare is one of our valued guest editors of the club magazine    and also participated in the majority of the riding events

3rd Phil Lindsey 68 points Phil took part in all of the riding events and won the hill climb

2nd Robert Calder 71 points Robert placed in both the photographic and freewheel competitions

1st Ian Hill 106 points Clear and well deserved winner.    Ian really is an all rounder taking part in every single event and    organising 2 of them for other club members to enjoy         Prize = Trophy & Cash

2018 BAR Competition

The events for the 2018 BAR were decided at the AGM in October and there were a few new event organisers coming forward which is great news.       The events and points scoring system will be published on the website very shortly

In conjunction with Mercia CC we produce a quarterly magazine, full of news, ride reports, touring tales, maybe a joke or two, reviews and photos.  Subscriptions are £6 a year or £1.50 an issue including postage.  Please contact us if you’d like to subscribe or advertise or have something  included.

The committee members of CTC Derby and Burton would be pleased to hear from anyone who has any comments or suggestions regarding our club.  They meet quarterly, but most issues can be dealt with between meetings.  If you have a general query and are not sure who to address it to please use the email link below

The committee is made up of ten members, currently six officers and four from the membership, all are elected for a term of 12 months at the AGM. Committee elected at the Nov 2018 AGM.

  • Ian Hill – Secretary – [email protected]
  • Neil Platts – Chairman and Registration Officer – [email protected] Tel 01283 530974
  • Margaret Phillips –Treasurer – please use the email link below
  • Terry Williams – Right to Ride Representative – please use the email link  below
  • Colin Harrison– Welfare Officer – please use the email link  below
  • Paul Hilditch –Promotions – [email protected]
  • Susan Rogers – [email protected]
  • Sara Parr – please use the email link  below
  • Caroline Fleming – please use the email link  below
  • Andy Leach – please use the email link  below

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Added 2/11/18


Entries now open for this year’s photo competition.  Please email your digital submissions to [email protected]  by Sunday 25th Nov, or email to arrange printed entries.

The rules are the same as in the last few years:

  • Photos should have been taken while out cycling and can be of any subject OR of any cycling subject whether or not you were out cycling at the time.
  • Submit up to three photos, either printed or digital, or both.
  • The photos will be displayed on a website and at as many of our events as possible
  • Photos can have been taken at any time, though not if they’ve been entered before
  • A reasonable amount of editing is permitted
  • The winners will be decided by a simple vote
  • Open to all Cycling UK members

Added 24/10/18

CTC Derby and Burton Christmas Meal 2018

This year’s Christmas meal is at the Hilton House Hotel, Hilton, DE65 5GP and is on Sunday 2nd December.
The meal starts at 1pm, with the groups riding from Derby and Burton aiming to arrive at 12:30pm.
Cost is £19 per person, options for payment are:

  • Cash or Cheque to ‘CTC Derby and Burton’ to be given to Margaret Phillips (treasurer) or any member of the committee


Please can you pay and make meal choices from the menu below by 16th November. Gluten free options are available – if you require that or have any dietary preferences please let me know.

Leek & Potato Soup
Melon with Fruits and Mango Coulis
Breaded Brie served with Cranberry

Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Pork with Stuffing
Roast Turkey with Stuffing
Mediterranean Vegetable Risotto

Bakewell Tart with Custard
Lemon Torte
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Tea/Coffee & Mince Pies to finish (you don’t have to choose these!)

Added by Paul Hilditch 20/08/17

Strava Group

CTC Derby & Burton has recently started a Strava group, open to all CTC DAB riders.  To join please email [email protected]