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, Tuesday 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 Cyclists’ 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 Derby and Burton Rides Guidance

UPDATED – 14th  September – Subject to change in accordance with Government and Cycling UK policy

Some good news, in that we are resuming a limited program of rides.
There has been updated guidance from Cycling UK for leaders and participants. HERE
If you are planning to lead or participate in the rides please have a look at the guidance, including the 4 pdf files at the bottom of the webpage. The first 3 are short one page documents and the 4th “Returning to Activity Plan” has the main detail.
The most recent Government restrictions and Cycling UK guidance mean all rides have to be restricted to a maximum of six.  It is also possible to have more than one group ride if there are available leaders.
Booking in advance is required – Check individual ride listing

  • See the individual listing for booking details
  • There may be another ride available if demand and organiser available
  • Keep the social distancing regulations
  • The booking system passes your email address to the organiser and also retains it to comply with the Governments Protect, Track and Trace policy.  It will not be used for any other purpose and is GDPR compliant.
  • Anyone who is suffering from coronavirus symptoms, including a persistent cough or high temperature, should not attend and should follow public health guidelines.

Ride leaders

We have started having the rides again…. so leaders please come forward.
I’m sure that we must all be aware that groups cannot exceed 6 riders. Cycling UK have said that there can be multiple rides on the same day but they have clarified that there should be no contact between the groups at the start or later in the day. So it would mean a different start time/ venue and a different ride.
There is still a bit of formality, following the advice from Cycling UK, but hopefully it will run ok (and if you think that something could be improved or made easier then let us know).
The downloadable helpsheet  is about organising a ride and also the Risk assessment. Yes, Cycling UK have recommended one and we have a straightforward template, that has most of the detail already, for you to use.
Ride leaders, contact your usual rides co-ordinators and also send in details to us, as per the helpsheet.


A  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]

CTC Derby’s Thursday rides alternate between having a predetermined destination or are informal where the route is discussed and agreed at the meeting point.  They start from a variety of venues in the city centre or around the outskirts.

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.


This Summer program has finished for 2019
We hope you’ve enjoyed it, if you have any comments or suggestions for the 2020 program we’d be pleased to hear them
[email protected]

This Summer program has finished for 2019
We hope you’ve enjoyed it, if you have any comments or suggestions for the 2020 program we’d be pleased to hear them
[email protected]

This Summer program has finished for 2019
We hope you’ve enjoyed it, if you have any comments or suggestions for the 2020 program we’d be pleased to hear them
[email protected]

Challenge Rides 2021

It’ll come as no surprise to anyone that the 2020 Challenge Ride will not take place.  Let’s hope for better luck next year.  Dates to be confirmed and registrations will re-open when they are.