I expect some of you have cycling resolutions, why not add riding the 2018 Skegness Challenge?
Details coming soon – it will be along the same lines as the 2017 version, with a build up of rides from 10 miles starting in April and a requirement that all riders have ridden two 50+ mile rides with the group. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to build up your mileage and we’re here to help along the way. A lot of last years riders had never ridden anything like that distance before and all made it with a smile.
This years challenge is open to all Cycling UK members and also to none members who haven’t ridden it before. If you’re considering becoming a Cycling UK member, which has many benefits as well as the local clubs, contact us for the latest offer.
Cost – There is no cost other than the transport back if you’d like to use it.
Any questions please ask.

Challenge yourself to complete the classic Derby to Skegness cycle ride, with the support of CTC Derby and Burton.

We are providing a supported programme of rides taking new cyclists from those first pedal strokes to achieving the fantastic goal of cycling the classic 100 mile Derby to Skegness route.
Rides will commence in April, starting at about 10 miles in length and building up over the summer, culminating in the challenge ride to Skegness on 9th September

  • Train on quiet local lanes
  • Support and encouragement every inch of the way
  • Friendly, experienced CTC cyclists to help and advise you
  • Quiet cycle-friendly route to Skegness
  • Return transport to Derby for you and your bike
We’ve planned a series of rides suitable for entry at any level.  All riders will need to have completed two of the longer rides and are also welcome to join any of our other rides.
Date Time Start Location Aprox Mileage
9th April Registration from 09:45 Departure 10:00 Elvaston Castle Courtyard (Outside Harrington Tea Rooms) Postcode : DE72 3EP 15
23 April Registration from 09:45 Departure 10:00 Woodlands Car Park, Allestree ParkPostcode : DE22 2HH 20
14th May Café open from 10:00 Departure 10:30 World Peace Café, Ashe Hall Postcode : DE65 6HT30 30
18th June Meet  from 9:00 Departure 9:30 Willow Tree Tea Rooms, Mercia Marina Postcode : DE65 6DW 40
23 July Departure 09:30 Elvaston Castle Courtyard (Outside Harrington Tea Rooms) Postcode : DE72 3EP 50
20th Aug Departure 08:30 – 09:30 Willow Tree Tea Rooms, Mercia Marina Postcode : DE65 6DW 50-60
27th Aug Departure 09:00 Willow Tree Tea Rooms, Mercia Marina Postcode : DE65 6DW 75
3rd September Bosworth Battlefield SightseerStarting from Moira, this is a touring ride organised by the club for Audax UK. It is not guided but a routesheet is provided. A small entry fee applies for this event


100 km
65 Miles

Parking is available at or near most of the start locations if needed. In some cases parking charges apply.
Further details of the rides will be updated nearer to the ride dates on the website Rides page and / or on Facebook.

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