Come ride with us
CTC Derby and Burton Cycling Club is made up of two groups who both organise their own ride programs. From Derby there are Sunday and Thursday rides throughout the year and a Tuesday evening ride in the Summer months. From Burton a Sunday ride throughout the year and occasional other rides. Some rides and events are jointly run and we organise some tours and weekends away.
We are a member group of Cycling UK which evolved from The Cyclist’ Touring Club and although some of the aims and objectives have changed over the decades, the purpose of the rides remains the same – simply to ride somewhere interesting, on pleasant routes, in good company, with a cafe stop or two. Distances vary from 20 mile winter and evening rides, to long Summer ones that can last all day, though riders are always welcome to come for part of the ride. Speeds also vary depending on several factors, to give some idea the riding average is usually between 10 – 14 mph, the rides are social and keep together whatever the speed. Most rides are on road or well surfaced tracks, those that aren’t will say so in the program. Our members ride a wide variety of bikes, if it’s comfortable and roadworthy, it’s suitable for our rides. As part of Cycling UK, all members are welcome on any of our rides. None members are also very welcome to come along on a few rides to see if they’d like to join.
On all rides it’s advisable to:
- Carry some basic tools such as spare inner tube(s), puncture repair kit and pump
- Dress for the conditions and maybe carry a waterproof just in case
- Bring lights if there’s any chance of needing them
- Bring drink and food as appropriate
CTC Burton rides start from Abbey Arcade by Market Place, High Street, Burton upon Trent, unless otherwise stated.
CTC Derby’s Sunday rides leave from outside the Quad in the Market Place unless otherwise stated.
During the Summer months CTC Derby’s Thursday rides meet at a cafe on the outskirts of Derby. The rides either have a predetermined destination or are informal where the route is discussed and agreed at the meeting point.
The 2019 series of weekly Summer evening rides from Derby starts on the 16th April. For those who haven’t joined us before a quick recap – 12 – 20 miles at an easy pace, no cafe stop but plenty of chances to catch your breath or enjoy the scenery. This year we’re starting at the slightly earlier time of 6.30 and we’ll try and leave promptly to make the most of the daylight. Setting off from the Quad unless otherwise stated, route and details on here and Facebook a few days before. All welcome.
THREE ADDITIONS TO THE 2019 PROGRAM
A new series of leisure rides, two or three a month as detailed below. These will be at slow pace with plenty of stops to view or visit places of interest with distances of 25 to 35 miles.
March – October
Rides will meet at 10 o’clock for 10.30 depart and will start from Waterside Cafe in Alvaston Park on the first Tuesday of the month and from the Orangery Cafe Markeaton Park on the third Tuesday. Where there are Five Tuesdays in a month then there will be a ride on the the fifth one meeting at The Quad.
Destinations and lunch venues will be decided the week before and details posted on Facebook.
November – February
As above – Except all rides will meet at The Quad at 10 o’clock for 10.30 depart with a slightly reduced mileage of around 20 to 25 miles.
For more details you can contact Dave Walker or email [email protected]
Burton Wednesday Evening rides are back too for Spring and Summer, Starts will be at 7pm each Wednesday from Abbey Arcade, by Market Place, High Street, Burton or meet at the pub a bit later. We’ll aim to get back between 9pm and 9.30pm so please bring lights in case needed for the return.