Events & Rides
Mercia CC Clubhouse
We have moved!
The new clubhouse is located at Henhurst Hill Club, Henhurst Hill, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9TB.
On frosty mornings there will not 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 slower 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 ben 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 of 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):
Tuesdays, leaving Lloyds Cycles at 9.30am. 50 miles, Average 17-18mph. Easy cafe ride. Not in Bad weather.
Tuesdays in Winter Oct-March, leaving the Spread Eagle in Rolleston at 7pm. 25-30 miles. Average speed 18-20mph. Lights required. Not in Bad weather.
Tuesday at 9.30 at the Rolleston end of Marston Lane for a social potter to the café at Doveridge.
Wednesday leaving the Green Man in Willington at 9.30am. 30 miles finishing at the Salt Box in Hatton. Average Speed 16 mph.
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.
Thursdays in Winter, meet at Hicks Lodge 6.00 : 6.15 pm. Mountain biking with lights. Contact Paul Stone on 07904652623.
Fridays, leaving McDonalds in Stretton, near Pirelli at 9.30am. 40 miles. Average 16mph. Commonly known as the ‘Cup of tea ride’
Fridays, Burton CTC leaving the Albion in Shobnall at 9.15am. Steady ride
Saturdays, leaving the Green Man in Willington at 9.15am. 30 miles finishing at the Salt Box in Hatton. Average Speed 21-23 mph.
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 or Christian 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.