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 £48 a year or £4 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. The most recent order was placed January 2020, watch this space for further orders, or express your interest by emailing [email protected]

Our Best All Rounder competition (BAR) 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.

2020 Competition:

This year we’ll try where possible to offer alternative dates for similar events to broaden the appeal and hopefully include more members.  Where this is the case points will only be awarded for one event, though you’ll be very welcome to participate in as many as you like.


Awheel magazine contribution
Open all year – Editor Ian Hill

10 points each for all contributors (not per contribution)
The organiser gets 12 points

Photo competition
Entries open till 30th November 2019 – organiser Paul Hilditch
Submit up to three photos of any cycling subject or any subject taken while cycling.  Winners decided by a simple vote.

10 Points for entering, 15 points 1st, 14 points 2nd, 13 points 3rd
The organiser gets 12 points but may still enter photos and if placed will get the points above +2 for organising)

Rough Stuff Rides
Sunday – 3rd May – organiser Robert Calder
Thursday – Date TBC – organiser TBC
These rides will incorporate both on and off road riding that, importantly, will not explicitly require a mountain bike.

10 Points for participating
The organiser gets 12 points

Night Ride
14th June – Organiser Andy Leach
A led group ride through the night and into the dawn towards breakfast.

10 points for participating
The organiser gets 12 points

Standard Rides
Ride either Sun 28th June or Thu 2nd July– Organiser Gordon Fleming
The Standard Rides are a timed event for individual participation with no leader (though participants are welcome to ride together in groups). There will be two routes; one of 100 miles, one of 50 and time options as below. Note the time for 100 mile routes includes a compulsory 30 minute lunch break

25 points for completing the 100 miles in 8 hours
20 points for completing the 100 miles in 9 hours
15 points for completing the 50 miles in 4 hours
12 points for completing the 50 miles in 4.5 hours
The organiser gets 25 points

Challenge Ride
31st July – 2nd August, Derbyshire End to End – Organiser Ian Hill
Details on it’s own webpage, registration required.

20 points for participating for either the 1 or 2 day option.
The organiser gets 22 points

Long distance touring rides with a challenge. Complete the ride within the time limits – 100km in 8 hours or 200km in 13.5 hours
Entry required in advance
From Derby – China run 200km and China Teapot 100km 15th August – Organiser Paul Hilditch
From Moira – East Midlands Forests 200km and Bosworth Battlefield Sightseer 100km– 6th Sept – Organiser Ian Hill
Midweek Audax – This will count as a 100km ride for the purposes of the BAR – Details TBC

12 points for completing the 100kmride in the time allocated
20 points for completing the 200kmride in the time allocated
(maximum 1 event at each distance counts to the BAR)
The organiser gets 14 points or 22 points respectively. If organising 2 distance events on the same day maximum 22 points.
Helpers get 12 points

Hill Climb and Freewheel competition
Dates Sun 04th or Thurs 8th October – Organiser Ian Hill
Ride up the hill against the clock.  Followed by a freewheel down.

Hill Climb – 15 Points for entering, 20 points 1st, 19 points 2nd, 18 points 3rd
The organiser gets 17 points but may still enter the competition and if placed will get the points above +2 for organising instead of the 17 points
Freewheel – 15 Points for entering, 20 points 1st, 19 points 2nd, 18 points 3rd
The organiser gets 17 points but may still enter the competition and if placed will get the points above +2 for organising instead of the 17 points

The Classics
One ride from each of the groups designated as a classic.  If you can only make one ride with a different group to the one you usually ride with, this will be a good one to try.  Details

Derby Thursday Ride : 21st May. Meriden
Derby Sunday Ride : Grindleford Breakfast Ride, 5th July organiser Paul Hilditch
Burton Sunday Ride : Ironbridge  22nd August 2020 (Organiser TBC)
Tuesday Wayfarers (Organiser & date TBC)
Tuesday Evening : 23rd June.  A slightly longer than usual ride to celebrate the week of the Summer solstice.

(Only one ride count to the BAR)
10 points for participating
The organiser gets 12 points


Congratulations to Ian Hill for winning the 2019 BAR Competition, not the first time his name appears on the trophy and a well deserved win. The award was made at the Sunday Christmas lunch at The Bluebell, Kirk Langley.

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 2019 AGM.

  • Ian Hill – Secretary – [email protected]
  • Andy Leach – Chairman  – please use the email link below
  • 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
  • Roman Zdziarski – please use the email link  below

The minutes of the 2019 AGM are available to all Cycling UK members, if you’d like a copy please use the email link below and include your membership number.

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Members of  CTC Derby and Burton  

Too much Christmas excess? 

Would you like to cycle to the moon and back?

We are interested to see how many miles our club members cycle collectively over the course of 12 months.

If you want to be part of this, just record the distance you travel on your bike between January 1st and December 31st 2020.  In 12 months time we will ask you to submit your annual mileage and we will see if we have reached the moon (approximately 250,000 miles), and more importantly got home again!

It doesn’t matter if your rides are a commute to work, a leisurely CTC ride or the length of the Americas, it all counts.

This is not a competition and individual mileages will not be published.

If you are one of these new-fangled people who use kilometres, that’s fine too. Please just make sure you let us know which unit has been used.

From Big on Bikes - added 12 Jan 2020

As you may be aware over the past year Big on Bikes have made substantial investments in the workshop with a total refurb, new mechanics, new tools, new training and a new ePOS system.
All this has been made possible by personal investment by the owner (Dave) and is designed to offer our customers faster turnaround times, highly qualified and motivated cycle technicians and a better customer environment which should mean happier riders and smoother cycling all round.
We have achieved all this in under a year, and have committed to not increasing Service pricing in 2020.
 We have always supported CTC and other cycling clubs/organisations by offering discounted (15% off)  labour costs and that will continue for 2020. 
Part of our plans has always been to offer customers a loyalty/rewards scheme which the ePOs system now allows us to do. We can now offer customers a rewards points on every transaction (parts & labour) if they sign up.
With this in mind we would like to communicate this to your members.
 If your club members register for the scheme by end of Jan 2020 they will get £2.50 worth of points just for registering. (We just need Name, Email address & Mobile Number. We will only use email address for information regarding their Rewards scheme)
Loyalty points for non-cycle club members will be set at 5%, Cycle Club members will earn 7.5%, however members must however show their current year membership card to get the higher rate. 
They only need to show it once per year to earn the higher rate. 
 Club Members can still choose to take the labour discount, but need to show their Club membership card. If members choose to take the labour discount, no points will be earnt for that transaction.
 If they choose to take the points, points are awarded for the total amount on the transaction (labour & parts). Points can also be earnt on any parts only purchases (which they do not receive a discount on at the moment).
 We believe we have created what could be one of the best loyalty schemes around, which hopefully will encourage customers/members to support their Local Bike Workshop and enable Big on Bikes to keep offering great service and competitive pricing.
Many thanks and here’s to a great year of cycling.

Added by Paul Hilditch 20/08/17

Strava Group

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