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

Day Rides

From 2024 – All rides start from the Quad

A  series of leisure rides, in the first and third Tuesday of every month, with an extra ride if there’s a fifth Tuesday in the Month . These will be at a steady pace with plenty of stops to view or visit places of interest with distances of 25 to 35 miles. All rides meet at 10am, with time for a coffee before a 10:30 depart.

For more details you can contact Dave Walker or email

Please check individual listings for start time and venue.
This long established and popular midweek ride has changed format slightly. Wherever possible all rides will have a pre arranged route and designated ride leader.  The rides vary in distance and terrain and as with all our rides, you’re welcome to come along for part of it.

The traditional CTC club run, a varied program of day rides, sometimes covering considerable distances but always at a pace to suit all riders.

CTC Burton rides start from Abbey Arcade by Market Place, High Street, Burton upon Trent, unless otherwise stated.

The traditional CTC club run, a varied program of day rides, sometimes covering considerable distances but always at a pace to suit all riders.

CTC Derby’s Sunday rides leave from outside the Quad in the Market Place unless otherwise stated.

Evening Rides

The 2023 season of evening rides has now come to an end.
We’ll be running them again in 2024 from early Spring.