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 – 21st July – Subject to change in accordance with Government and Cycling UK policy

Current recommendations are for a maximum of 15 riders per group at any time during the ride, or lesser number if organiser prefers.

There has been updated guidance from Cycling UK for leaders and participants. HERE
Booking in advance may be required, see individual listing.

  • Limit close contact
  • Wear a face covering in crowded areas and practice good hand hygiene
  • Self assess for symptoms before attending. Do not attend if you have symptoms.
  • Not to attend if advised by NHS track and trace to self-isolate or if required to self-isolate after travel

Ride leaders

As we’re sure you’re aware as from 19th July most restrictions have been lifted.  It’s still recommended the maximum number of riders is 15, though ride leaders can choose a lower number if they feel that’s appropriate.
The downloadable helpsheet (Updated July) is about organising a ride and Ride leaders should review the risk assessment, though there is no requirement to submit one.
Ride leaders, contact your usual rides co-ordinators and also send in details to us if you’d like to use the booking system, 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]

The format of the Thursday rides has altered slightly to comply with the current Covid restrictions.   Please check times and start venues in the calendar.
As with all CTCDAB rides booking is required, details within the description of each ride.

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.


The 2021 program on Tuesday evening rides gets underway on 13th April.
These are short rides, usually around 15 to 20 miles, at a relaxed pace, utilising small lanes, cycle paths and canal side paths as much as possible.  All welcome.

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.