CTC Derby and Burton
Going places by bike
Do you want to enjoy leisure rides in beautiful countryside, with friendly, experienced cyclists to support and encourage you…?
…then come for a ride with CTC Derby and Burton. We are a member group of Cycling UK and we run rides from Derby and Burton-on-Trent. All our rides have experienced leaders who find quiet lanes to great destinations and there’s always time for a visit to a great cafe en route. We ride at a comfortable pace, so nobody need worry about not being able to keep up.
All riders are welcome, whether you are an experienced cyclist, new to cycling or returning to the saddle. All you need is a roadworthy bike, a few simple tools and spares, and comfortable clothing; help and advice are always to hand.
This is what we offer –
Weekend rides – Regular Sunday rides from both Derby and Burton-on-Trent.
Weekday rides – Thursday rides from Derby; Tuesday and Wednesday evening rides from Derby and Burton during the summer.
Cycle tours and challenge rides – Short cycling holidays and tours
2018 - 100 mile Challange ride from Couch to Coast, with all the support you need from CTC Derby & Burton
CTC Derby and Burton is made up of two groups who both organise their own ride programs. Both run Sunday rides throughout the year, there’s a Thursday daytime ride from Derby that also runs throughout the year and during the Summer months a Wednesday evening pub ride from Burton. Some rides and events are jointly run and we organise some tours and weekends away. The modern CTC 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.
We're always pleased to hear from old and new riders interested in joining us and we'll do our best to answer any queries. More contact information is on our website.