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


What’s Next In The Calendar?

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



The season started on 16 April. For details of courses, start times, etc, see the link on the Events  page. Results are posted each week at the foot of this page, as soon as possible after the event (unless I’m on holiday).


If you were unable to attend the Subs Night, please send a completed membership form and payment to the address on the form (or pay by EFT – details on the form) as soon as possible.
You can download a membership form here  2015MemForm. Subscription rates are on the form.
We’ll send you your new membership card and 2015 Handbook – a bumper edition this year! New car and bike stickers are also available.



To find out about audax rides, and how they work, click here. For further details on these audax rides, and to enter (most of them) on line, visit http://www.aukweb.net/
Saturday 23 May; Dunmow; 600k
Saturday 23 May; Waltham Abbey; 600k
Saturday 30 May; Windsor/Chester/Windsor

Saturday 6th June 2015, CCS audaxes from the Village Hall, Long Melford, organised by Andrew Hoppit;
Edmund’s Folk Sally Forth and Paddle! 200k; Out from Long Melford to the coast at Harwich and then back via Debenham; mainly lanes, with some minor A and B roads.

Edmunds Folk Sally Forth’ 100k; A route, on some superb lanes, to Debenham and back.

Saturday 13 June; Swaffham, 100k
Saturday 28 June; Galleywood, 120, 200k
Saturday 4 July; Oundle, 100, 150, 200k
Sunday 5 July; Garboldisham, 55, 100, 200k
Friday 10 July; Dunmow, 300k

Saturday, 18 July 2015, CCS audaxes from the Sportsfield Pavilion, Bildeston, organised by Robin Weaver and Roger Rush;
Suffolk Lanes Extravaganza, 209k ; that says it all, really! There are few hills on the route, which mainly uses country lanes with short stretches of minor A and B-road.
100 Miles of Suffolk Lanes’, 168k; through central Suffolk to the coast and back, mainly on quiet lanes.
Bildeston Lanes’ 104k; The route is broadly circular through quiet and attractive Suffolk countryside. It uses many of the best country lanes in this part of Suffolk, with very short stretches of minor A-road.

Saturday 8 August,; Dunmow, 100, 200k
Saturday 29 August; Mildenhall, 100, 160, 200, 300k
Sunday 13 September; Oundle, 110k
Sunday 18 October; Carlton Colville, 160, 200k
Sunday 8 November; Carlton Colville, 100k

Further details and entry to all these rides via the AudaxUK website at www.aukweb.net/events; anyone can enter these events.


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

Sunday 24 May; Bergholt Bomb-Along, in aid of Alzheimer’s Society; 3 routes; £11 pre-entry; details at www.bomb-along.com

Saturday 30 May; Norwich
Sunday 31 May; Norwich and Essex
Sunday 14 June; Sandringham
Sunday 21 June; Newmarket, Essex, Suffolk Villages, Tour de Essex
9 – 12 July; Papworth Trust; 300 miles in 4 days; Wales to East Anglian coast; full details here; Country to Coast posterSunday 28 June; Ipswich, Cambridge
Sunday 12 July; Cambridge
Sunday 19 July; Essex
Saturday 25 July; Essex Castles
Sunday 26 July; London to Cambridge
Sunday 9 August; Suffolk Coast
Saturday 22 August; Ipswich
Sunday 23 August; Norfolk
Sunday 30 August; Suffolk
Sat/Sunday 5/6 September; Suffolk
Sunday 20 September; Colchester.
Sunday 20 September; Hadleigh Bike Club run the first edition of their Gayfordflyer sportive; further details here.  www.thegayfordflyer.info


 This season’s Mud Sweat and Gears series is now under way; details at http://www.mudsweatgears.co.uk/

Sunday 7th June, Thetford Forest, Norfolk
Sunday 5th July, Ickworth House, Suffolk
Sunday 9th August, Radical Bikes, Essex
Sunday 27th September, Hadleigh Farm, Essex


Sunday 23 August; CCS very own road race, and concurrent women’s road race; details to follow, but mark the date, to either spectate or help run the event.
Wednesday 17 June; Womens Tour of Britain, Stage 1, Bury to Aldeburgh, via Stowmarket and Ipswich.
Thursday 18 June; Stage 2, Braintree to Clacton, via Halstead, Castle Hedingham, Gt Yeldham, Sudbury, Hadleigh, East Bergholt, Manningtree.
Saturday 12 September; Stage 7 of the Mens Tour of Britain; Fakenham to Ipswich, via Bury, Needham, Hadleigh.


1)  Tuesday evening  fast training rides, from Tuesday 1 April, starting at 6.30pm 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.

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.   


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.


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 are now under way; for details contact David Fenn (see below) or the CCS Juniors Facebook page. 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 David Fenn, Coaching Co-ordinator;  dave@cycleclubsudbury.com   or phone 01787 374284. More information to follow – watch this space.


Our occasional series of Saturday morning Winter Warmer rides, about 25 miles with a cafe stop, leaving Bildeston Market Square at 9.30am, have now finished for the summer. Our Tuesday evening rides  leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm restarted on 5 May.  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.


A increasing number of CCS riders are riding in Open Time Trials; results for 2014 are here; see where all the records were broken! For 2015 results, see the latest Spindle, via the button at the top of the page.



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.