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.
WATERSIDE CAFE – ALVASTON PARK
Depart: 6:45 pm
Distance: Approx 17 miles
The ride this week takes us out to Chaddesden, Spondon through Locko Park before we climb the steeper hills at Dale Abbey followed by a nice gradual descent down No Man’s Lane towards Risley. The roads and cycle paths thereafter will be relatively flat as we return via Breaston to join the cycle path at the Navigation Inn. If were ahead of time we also have the option of stopping at the pub for a light refreshment before we make our way back to Draycott, Borrowash and Alvaston Park. This will be a steady paced ride and all are welcome.
This is the fourth year of these rides, they’ve been a good introduction to riding with the group, a way to build up your distance and of course a lot of fun. They’re not part of Coach to Coast Skegness challenge, but those taking part in that are welcome to use it to build mileage up.
Open to all and all welcome