Events & Rides
Mercia CC Clubhouse
The clubhouse is located at Henhurst Hill Club, Henhurst Hill, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 9TB.
On frosty mornings there will not be an official club ride.
Club runs are held every Sunday throughout the year. There are 3 groups to choose from.
The fast group leave Burton Town Hall, promptly at 9:15 a.m. The pace is higher than the medium group and the distance covered is 50-70 miles. Typical average speed over 50 miles is 19-20.5mph. There is a cafe stop half way. We try and aim to keep everyone together until the cafe stop. However as the group gets larger this is becoming increasingly difficult so the route will be made known beforehand in case riders do get dropped. After the cafe the pace home gets a little hotter and we operate every man for himself.
The medium paced group leaves Burton Town Hall promptly at 9.15am covering 35-50 miles at 15-18mph. Please call Kieron Patterson 07902011930 for details
The steady pace group leaves Burton Town Hall promptly at 9.15am covering 30-50 miles at 14-16mph with a café stop, at the pace of the slowest rider. Please call Tony Marlow on 07973 414284 for details.
We recommend you start with the slower pace group if you are new to cycling or are not used to group riding. Once a few rides have been enjoyed you can then move up to a higher paced group of your choice.
Non club members are very welcome on all rides.
Club Events & TTs
Signing on no later than 30 minutes ahead of the start time please.
The course numbers K17/5 and K17/10 are the usual club course but with the start moved. The start for both distances is at the metal gate of the gas substation on Hanbury Lane 2oo yards east of the junction with Nankirks Lane.
Riders Will need to allow a at least 15 minutes to get to the start from the Clubhouse.
The hillclimb will be held on Marchington Woodlands Hill not Marchington Cliff.
Open Time Trial Entry form can be downloaded here
Road Racing Entry form can be downloaded here
For those wanting to keep fit over the winter check out Cyclo-Cross in the Notts & Derby League.
Other local rides, organised by either/other riders or clubs are (all welcome):
Tuesday at 9.30 at the Rolleston end of Marston Lane for a social potter ( 30 miles ) to the café at Sudbury.
Wednesday leaving the Green Man in Willington at 9.30am. 30 miles. South Pennine road club.
Thursdays in Winter Oct-March, leaving the bridge in Drakelow at 6.30pm. 25-30 miles. Average speed 19-20mph. Lights required. Not in Bad weather.
Fridays, Burton CTC leaving the Burton market place at 9.15am. Steady ride
If you are interested in Mountain Biking throughout the year Derby Mercury CC hold a Monday night run each week from the John Thompson Pub in Ingleby. For more details click here for their website. Alternatively speak with James at Lloyds Cycles in Swadlincote, who also organise weekly runs from the Shop in Swadlincote. Rides leave shortly after 17:30pm Wednesdays and Thursdays all year round.