Welcome to the CCS Web Site

If you are new to cycling and looking for a club to join, have a look around and see what we can offer. Then get in touch, or better still join us out on your bike. To join the club, contact the membership secretary via the Contacts page for a membership form, or download one here (this may take a minute or two): 2022MEMBERSHIP FORM.  Payment now possible by cash, cheque or EFT (was BACS); details on the form.

Cycle Club Sudbury is affiliated to the following organisations;
British Cycling; www.britishcycling.org.uk
Cycling UK; www.cyclinguk.org
Cycling Time Trials; www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk
Eastern Counties Cycling Association; www.easterncounties.org.uk
Eastern Road Race League; www.errl.org.uk
Eastern District Cycling Association; www.eastdistrictca.org.uk

Several club members are also members of AudaxUK, the long distance cyclists association; www.audaxuk

 

CORONA-VIRUS

Most club activities have now resumed, with the relaxing of covid restrictions. 

FACEBOOK PAGE: HERE

What’s Next In The Calendar?


CCS EVENTS DIARY

SATURDAY 23 APRIL; CCS AUDAX RIDES FROM LONG MELFORD

Challenge yourself to go that bit farther ……
200km Grand Tour de Stour & 100km Tour de Stour audax rides
Full details; Tour de Stour 23 April 2022 (1)

 STRAVA: link here to CCS Strava page (only works if you’re a Strava member)


WANT TO CHECK THE SUDBURY WEATHER? Click here

           

TO JOIN CCS 

Please send a completed membership form  and payment to the address on the form (or pay by Electronic Funds Transfer – details on the form). You can download a membership form here; 2022MEMBERSHIPFORM . Subscription rates are on the form. We’ll send you your new membership card and Handbook.
Subs for 2021 are unchanged, at;

Juvenile £5, Junior £8, Senior £18, Senior over 65 £12, 2nd claim member £12, Family £24. 

If you’re already a member, subscriptions paid for last year, 2020, have now been rolled over for 2021, expiring in January 2022, owing to the lack of club activities last year.
As 2020subscriptions are also covering 2021, only one “£10 off first clothing order” will be available during this two year period.


CCS SOCIAL CLUB RUN AND SHORTER CLUB RUN

All rides leave Market Hill Sudbury on Sundays at 9am. Social distancing at the start, based on the riding groups.
Slower Group- Riders at a rate of 10-14mph on a variety of bikes, always stopping at a café. Social ride in which no-one gets left behind. About 45-50 miles long.
Medium Group- Riders at a rate 15-16mph usually on race bikes, usually stopping at a café. Social ride in which no one gets left behind. usually about 45miles long.
Medium fast group, similar to the above, but at about 18mph.

Fast Group- Riders at a rate 19mph+ always on race bikes, sometimes stopping at a café. Usually aggressively ridden with riders sometimes left when close to ride’s completion. 55miles+.

PLUS – an additional occasional shorter ride, as follows;
The club is restarting a type of Sunday Ride it used to organise a few years ago for cyclists who are fairly new to the activity, for those returning after a lay off or those who just want a short social ride. 
The aims of the ride are for it to be a social activity and for the participants over a period of time to develop their confidence in riding in a group and gradually extend their cycling ability and gain even greater enjoyment of cycling.    You’ll also meet some really helpful and welcoming folk. 
Many former participants now ride with our social ride on Sundays and have confidently extended the range of their rides.
The format of the ride is for it to be a fairly local ride. The ride leader adjusts the pace of the group so it is comfortable for everyone.   Actual time spent riding is about an hour and a half split by a coffee break and time for a chat.   An effort is made to to try and keep the hills to a minimum, but Sudbury being in a valley means there must be one or two to get out of the town!  Usually the group is quite small, often not more than six riders in total which makes it easier to negotiate lanes when there is traffic.
These rides will be held occasionally, to suit the demand.
If the weather should be very poor please check on the club’s website facebook page to see if the ride has been cancelled.
If you’re not used to riding in a group of riders, please read these guidance notes.
Other various unofficial club rides are arranged by club members on the Cycle Club Sudbury Facebook page.

 

2022 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES 

The season will start on Thursday 14 April (last event on 25 August).
Full details here; 2022TTDates. Full details of courses; see Events, Time Trials. For registering to ride, etc, read this.
Target times for the 2022 season; here
Marshalling list for the 2022 season; 2022MarshallingList
If riding, you will need to marshal at least once during the season.

Please note the following Club and CTT rules;
All riders must have working front and rear lights, either flashing or constant, fitted to the bicycle in a position visible to other road users, and active while the bicycle is in use,
All riders must wear a helmet.

For full details of our twenty event season, on four courses from 8 miles to 13 miles in length, see Time Trials on the Events page for the programme, start times, course details etc. The HQ for all these events is the Cock Horse car park, opposite Lavenham church. Visiting riders are very welcome, but must be a member of a CTT affiliated club or join CC Sudbury, for insurance purposes. Please note also that we have a limit of 50 riders, with CCS riders taking precedence.


OPEN TIME TRIALS

A increasing number of CCS riders are riding in Open Time Trials.  Many thanks to Roger for compiling the results throughout the TT season

Too many Open time trials to list individually! See the Cycling Time Trials Events list here. SPOCO East and SPOCO South East will list their 2022 events on their websites; SPOCO East; here; SPOCO South East here.

 

UPCOMING AUDAX RIDES

To find out about audax rides, and how they work, and further details on these audax rides, and to enter (most of them) on line, visit theAudaxUKcalendarAnyone can enter these events.

Sat 12 Feb 2022

Witham

100km (105km)

39km

Knights Templar Compasses

Sat 05 Mar 2022

Churchend,Dunmow

200km (200km)

45km

The Horsepower 200

Sat 05 Mar 2022

Churchend,Dunmow

100km (102km)

45km

The Horsepower 100km

Sat 19 Mar 2022

Copdock, nr Ipswich

100km (100km)

15km

The Copdock Circuit


LOCAL RELIABILITY, SPORTIVE AND CHARITY RIDES

Full details, and entry for most events, on the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events

ROAD RACING

 

See the British Cycling website for details of all local races.

 

CYCLOCROSS/MTB/GRASS TRACK RACING

Further details on the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross


BILDESTON COMMUNITY CYCLING

We  run Saturday morning Winter Warmer rides, held approx every four weeks from October to March (the first on 16 October). These are about 25 miles long with a cafe stop, and leave Bildeston Square at 9.30am, back about 12.45pm. These are community rides, not training rides, but good fun. All welcome, just turn up. We regret no children under 12, no unaccompanied children under 16.
 
We also run Tuesday evening rides  from April to August, leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm. The rides  last about an hour, lengthening as the light improves. There are two rides; a short ‘slow’ ride for beginners and returners, and a faster, longer ride for those more experienced.   These are community rides, not training rides, but good fun. All welcome, just turn up. We regret no children under 12, no unaccompanied children under 16. 
 
Any queries contact Robin Weaver; e-mail robin@cycleclubsudbury.com, or phone 01449 741048.

 

What's Going On In The Site

Make sure you keep up to date with what has been happening here on the CCS website.
Or you can try the archives where you will be sure to find something from the past that is worth a good read.