Come ride with us
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. During the Summer months there’s a Tuesday evening ride from Derby and a Wednesday evening pub ride from Burton. 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