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 drop us a line, or better still join us out on the bikes. 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): MembershipForm.  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
Cyclists Touring Club; www.ctc.org.uk
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.aukweb.net

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What’s Next In The Calendar?

 
WANT TO CHECK THE SUDBURY WEATHER? Click here


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


11am, SUNDAY 28 DECEMBER; CCS “BOXING DAY” RIDE

Those paying attention will notice that this isn’t Boxing Day at all – but the name has stuck.
This will be a “Guess the Distance” ride for about an hour, starting from the Cock Inn car park, Lavenham, and retreating afterwards to the Cock Inn for drinks, refreshment and chat.


9am, SUNDAY 25 JANUARY; CCS RELIABILITY RIDE

Test your body and your bike after over-indulging during the festive season; try a reliability ride. Two course lengths, 28.5 or 46 miles – two target times for each distance. You pick the one that challenges you. 
 
Sign on at 8.45am for 46 miles in 3hrs 30mins. First group away at 9.00am.
Sign on at 9.00am for 46 miles in 2hrs 45mins. First group away at 9.15am.
Sign on at 9.15am for 28.5 miles in 2hrs 30mins. First group away at 9.30am.
Sign on at 9.30am for 28.5 miles in 1hr 45mins. First group away at 9.40am.
HQ Location: Stevenson Centre (Gt Cornard Parish Council), off Broom Street, Great Cornard.

View HQ Map

Sign on the line on the day. £6 entry fee includes refreshment.
Further enquiries to David Fenn; 01787 374284; e-mail dave@cycleclubsudbury.com.


SATURDAY 31 JANUARY; CCS ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS EVENING

If you’re a member, you’ll have received details of this by now, with returnable menu form. It will be held at Newton Green Golf Club, 7pm for 7.30pm. Hugh Gladstone, News Editor of Cycling Weekly, and a CCS member around 1990, will present the club awards.

 

UPCOMING AUDAX RIDES

To find out about audax rides, and how they work, click here.
Sunday 21 December; Gt Bromley; 200k ride
Further details and entry to all these rides via the AudaxUK website at www.aukweb.net/events; anyone can enter these events.

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
Saturday 10 January; OS Nutcracker sportive,
Newmarket
Sunday 18 January; Veloschils sportive, Colchester.
Sunday 25 January; CCS RELIABILITY RIDES; 28 and 47 miles; two target times for
each distance. details to follow.
Sunday 8 February; OS Equaliser Sportive, Colchester.
Sunday 15 February; Stowmarket Cycle Club Spring Reliability.
Sunday 22 February; VC Revolution sportive, Colchester.
Sunday 12 April; BCC Boxford Tornado sportive. Entries open on 1 January.

WINTER SEASON RACING


There are 4 monthly rounds of the Thetford Winter MTB racing series; further details here; http://www.thetfordmtbracing.com/ws.htm
Round 3; Sunday 25 January.
Round 4; Sunday 22 February.

CCS TRAINING RIDES

1)  Tuesday evening  fast training rides, from Tuesday 1 April, starting at 6.45pm from near the Post Office Sorting Office on Church Field Road, Chilton Industrial Estate, Sudbury, CO10 2YA, for a 1 hour fast training ride. Lights are going to be needed for the first few rides, since sunset is at about 7:30pm. A risk assessment for the Semer route has been prepared by James Newton, and is posted at the foot of this page..

2)  Sunday morning training rides; there will be training rides leaving from Market Hill, Sudbury, at 9.00am during December and January. Rides will be at about 17 mph, without a café stop, for about 3 hours.  These are social rather than competitive training rides, to get road miles. Information will also be posted to the club’s Facebook group.   

CCS SOCIAL CLUB RUN AND SHORTER CLUB RUN

The weekly social club run leaves Market Hill Sudbury at 9am every Sunday. About 35-40 miles, with a cafe stop, at the speed of the slowest rider. Back about 12.45 – 1.00pm. Visiting riders welcome.
The shorter club run is usually the first Sunday in every month. A shorter club run for people who haven’t done a club run, new members and those thinking of joining – everyone else welcome as well. About 25-27 miles, speed that of the slowest rider, cafe stop halfway. Just turn up! Bring your friends and relations. 9am from Market Hill, Sudbury.
If you’re not used to riding in a group of riders, please read these  guidance notes.

YOUTH COACHING – 2014 SEASON

The Club’s British-Cycling trained coaches worked with youngsters over last summer at Great Cornard Sports Centre. This year’s weekly Saturday morning sessions have now finished, as winter draws on. There will however be occasional events through the winter – for details, contact Kirsty (see below) or the CCS Juniors Facebook page. Regular weekly sessions will resume in the spring. The coaching sessions will start at 10 am and last about 1 hour. £1 a session for CCS juvenile members, £2 a session for non-members (juvenile club membership costs £5.00 per annum). A 26 week programme of progressive cycling skills is planned together with other selected events. Youngsters between the ages nominally 5 to 12 years old are welcome,;   It would be appreciated if anyone wishing to take part could contact Kirsty White, Coaching Co-ordinator;  kirsty@cycleclubsudbury.com   More information to follow – watch this space.

BILDESTON COMMUNITY CYCLING

Our occasional series of Saturday morning Winter Warmer rides, about 25 miles with a cafe stop, leaving Bildeston Market Square at 9.30am, have commenced for the winter. Next ride on Saturday 24 January. Our Tuesday evening rides  leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm have now finished for the summer.  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.


SATURDAY 30 AUGUST – CCS ROAD RACE

CCS are proud to announce our return to road racing events. August the 30th was the date and AFC Sudbury was the venue for a Eastern Road Racing League event.
The race was a Regional B race for category 3 and 4 riders.
The event HQ was AFC Sudbury, Brundon Lane, Sudbury CO10 7HN.
The race was of 4 laps of the 12-mile Bulmer course (80k, 50 miles) which can be seen on this link:
BulmerRoadRaceCircuit

RESULTS

Position Rider Number Name Club/Team
1 66 Patrick Graf Cambridge CC
2 31 Ben Howell Strada-Sport
3 27 Matthew Heath East London Velo
4 50 Jeremy Perks Chelmer CC
5 12 Jack Bergin St Ives CC
6 36 Philip Large Iceni Velo
7 5 Mario Baumgartner Cycling Club Hackney
8 25 Jack Hardwicke Ipswich Bicycle Club
9 29 Christopher Hezelgrave Cycling Club Hackney
10 9 Charlie Bratt St Ives CC


Winner’s time 2hrs 09 minutes 04 seconds, 6 seconds ahead of the following bunch.

A field of 54 riders.
Other placings will be posted after video analysis.

THANKS
To Darren for organising the event.
To the commissaires and BC registered officials, marshals and NEG motorcycle group
To CCS members and friends and relations
To the race sponsors, Newton Brickworks Ltd, Robins Row Insurance Brokers, The Cycle Clinic
To the prize sponsors, LifecycleUK, Bildeston
To the programme sponsors, Colt Press


11am, SUNDAY 12 OCTOBER; INTERCLUB HILL CLIMB WITH WEST SUFFOLK WHEELERS

The Interclub Hill Climb with West Suffolk Wheelers takes place on two hills in Dalham, Suffolk. First rider off at 11:00. This event is just one week before the Open Hill Climb and so provides ideal preparation for that event. Contact Neville Pettit for further details:neville@ncpettitt.plus.com  Free – no entry fee.
RESULTS (where were the rest of us – not a good CCS turnout!)
Pos  No:  Name:  Club:  Hill 1  Hill 2  Total Time  Points
  1  3  Richard Farrow  WSW & TRI  1-58-29  1-10-23  3-08-52  50
  2  8  Sam Carter   VCN  2-04-17  1-12-77  3-16-84 
  3  6  Darren Rule  CCS  2-00-83  1-19-96  3-20-79  49
  4  7  Boyd Nicholas  WSW & TRI  2-09-62  1-18-14  3-27-76  48
  5  4  James Rush  CCS  2-10-73  1-22-67  3-33-40  47
  6  10  Paul Watson   WSW & TRI  2-12-38  1-26-24  3-38-62  46
  7  11  Stu Grand  WSW & TRI  2-17-62  1-24-40  3-42-02  45
  8  1  Malcolm Borg  WSW & TRI  2-14-99  1-27-73  3-42-72  44
  9  9  David Young  WSW & TRI  2-23-10  1-35-26  3-58-36  43
10 2 Michael Lawson WSW & TRI 2-27-93 1-33-09 4-00-02 42
  11  5  Simon Norton  CCS  2-25-73  1-36-15  4-01-88  41
WSW & Tri   233
  CCS  137


11am, SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER; CYCLE CLUB SUDBURY OPEN HILL CLIMB, INCORPORATING THE EDCA CHAMPIONSHIP

Frank Longstaff, Colchester Rovers CC, overall winner.

RESULTS

1st male rider;    £50 Frank Longstaff, Colchester Rovers CC 1st female rider;    £50 Samantha Segger, Boxford BC
2nd male rider;   £40 Tim Weller, University of Exeter CC 2nd female rider;   £40 Becky Ridge, Manningtree Wheelers CC
3rd male rider;    £30 Lewis Symes, Mannigtree Wheelers CC 3rd female rider;    £30 Tanya Griffiths, Starley Primal Pro Cycling
4th male rider;    £20 Lee Ford, CC Sudbury 4th female rider;    £20 Corrina Francis, Chelmer CC
5th male rider;    £10 Jason Bouttell, Team VeloVelocity.co.uk 5th female rider;    £10 Verity Smith, Stowmarket and District CC
1st male junior/juvenile
rider    £20
Oliver Jones, Ipswich BC
1st Team;  £15   each Manningtree   Wheelers
2nd Team; £10 each Ipswich   BC (East District Hill Climb Team champions)
3rd Team;   £5   each 3. Interbike Veloschils RT

East District Hill Climb Champion & C.C. Sudbury Hill Climb Champion; Lee Ford, C.C. Sudbury.

FULL RESULTS HERE

To be held on the BHC/1 course at Watsons Hill, Semer, between Hadleigh and Bildeston; link to map of course, and then click ‘View larger map’. Event HQ, Semer Village Hall, on the B1115 just north of its junction with the A1141. Hall open from 10am for signing on and refreshments.
Full details of the event, including large cash prizes, here
Event organiser; Jonathan Weatherley, 2 Church St, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3NS, 07754 586598, e-mail  
via Time Trial Secretary on this website’s Contacts page.
Internet entry via the CTT website at Events-List ; entry £7, cheques for postal entries payable to Jonathan Weatherley.
Some parking at the HQ, additional parking in the meadow opposite the start – access via track to church.

Even if you’re not riding, why not come and support this event, cheer on the riders, and have tea and cake afterwards.
Read more about the event on the VeloUK website here  .


THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES; 2014 SEASON

The season has now finished, on 28 August. The season’s results, and the final results of the points competition, are posted at the foot of this page.

OPEN TIME TRIALS

A increasing number of CCS riders are riding in Open Time Trials; results for 2014 are here; see where all the records were broken!


LANDS END TO JOHN O’GROATS – NOW PLANNED FOR EARLY 2015

CCS ride Lands End to John O’Groats. Support vehicle will transport bikes to and from start / finish and transport luggage each day. Camping accommodation will be pre-booked and set up by the CCS support team. Approximate cost £400.  For further information or too book a place contact Kirsty White kniamh@icloud.com

PRUDENTIAL RIDE LONDON 2015 AND LONDON FREECYCLE

This will be over the weekend 1 and 2 August 2015. Freecycle on Saturday 1 August, and you can register for free on the website below. Prudential Ride London on Sunday 2 August, and the ballot for places opened on 18 August and closes on 5 January, or as soon as 100,000 entries are received, which is bound to be sooner. If you want to ride, register now!
Link to the website here

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.