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): Membership Form. Payment now possible by cash, cheque or EFT (was BACS); details on the form.
Eastern Counties Cycling Association; www.easterncounties.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)
WANT TO CHECK THE SUDBURY WEATHER? Click here
CCS SUBS NIGHT
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 MembershipForm . Subscription rates are on the form. We’ll send you your new membership card and 2016 Handbook.
Subs for 2016 are unchanged, at;
Juvenile £5, Junior £8, Senior £18, Senior over 65 £12, 2nd claim member £12,
Family £24. Keen time-triallists can also pay a mere £45 to cover a whole season’s Thursday evening time trials, a £15 saving over the total paid for a season at £3 a week.
2016 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES
The season started on 14 April. Schedule of events here; here. Week by week results are posted at the foot of this page.
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.
Riders’ target times for the 2016 season are here; 2016 TT target times
Results for last season, and the results of the series 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 2015 here; see where all the records were broken! Many thanks to Roger for compiling these results throughout the TT season.
Too many Open time trials to list individually! See the Cycling Time Trials Events list here.
If you’re thinking of entering the competition for the new CCS SPOCO trophy, a calendar of SPOCO events is 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 http://www.aukweb.net/
Sunday 15 May; Lound; 160k
Saturday 28 May; CCS audax rides from Long Melford;
106k Tour de Stour; A mini Tour of the river Stour, last organised in 2008. Starting from Long Melford heading downstream towards Dedham before returning and then upstream to Haverhill.
212k Grand Tour de Stour Covers the entire length of the Stour; last organised in 2008. Starting from Long Melford, reach the sea at Harwich, then return to Long Melford and travel upstream to near the source at Great Wratting.
If you’re not riding, why not help out at a control or the HQ? Andrew Hoppit, the organiser, would be delighted to hear from you; email@example.com or mobile on 07528 498036.
Saturday 4 June; Manningtree; 400k
Sunday 5 June; Ware; 100,200k
Sunday 26 June; Chelmsford; 120, 200k
Saturday 2 July; Dunmow; 400k
Sunday 3 July; Garboldisham; 100, 200k
Friday 13 July; Dunmow; 300k
Saturday 23 July; Bildeston; CCS audax rides
104k Bildeston Lanes; a tour of the organisers favourite local lanes
168k 100 Miles of Suffolk Lanes; to the coast at Orford, via Framlingham, back by Wickham Market
209k Suffolk Lanes Extravaganza; first to Halesworth, then on to the coast at Orford, back via Framlingham and Debenham
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
Sunday 8 May; Framlingham
Sunday 15 May; Bradwell
Sunday 22 May; Mersea
Sunday 22 May; Snetterton
Sunday 29 May; Bury St Edmunds
Sunday 19 June; Diss Cyclathon; details here; http://www.disscyclathon.org/
Sunday 19 June; Sudbury Tri Club Sudbury Triathlon. Full details here
2016 Mud Sweat and Gears Races; Dates and Locations Reduced price for entries made before 1 March; http://www.mudsweatgears.co.uk/
Sunday 8th May – Norfolk, Venue TBA
Sunday 22nd May – South East – TBC
Sunday 5th June – Hadleigh Park, Essex – Combined East and South East Regional Champs
Sunday 3rd July – Carver Barracks, Essex
Sunday 21st August – Radical Bikes,Essex
Sunday 4th September – Ickworth House, Suffolk
Sunday 25th September – Langdon Hills, Essex
Further details on the British Cycling website; https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/road
Sunday 15 May; Colchester
Saturday 28 May; Woodbridge
Further details on the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross
CCS TRAINING RIDES
1) Tuesday evening fast training rides, from early April, starting from near the Post Office Sorting Office on Church Field Road, Chilton Industrial Estate, Sudbury, CO10 2YA, for a 1 hour fast training ride. The CCS Facebook page is the best place to check out times and dates for these rides. 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, and possibly earlier. The CCS Facebook page is the best place to check out dates for these rides. 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 40 miles, with a cafe stop, at the speed of the slowest rider. Back about 12.45 – 1.00pm. Visiting riders welcome.
There is a shorter club run the first Sunday in every month. This is for people who haven’t previously 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, back about 12.00 – 12.15pm. If you’re not used to riding in a group of riders, please read these guidance notes.
YOUTH COACHING – 2016 SEASON
The Club’s British-Cycling trained coaches worked with youngsters over last summer at Great Cornard Sports Centre. These Saturday morning sessions will restart on 16 April ; 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). 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; firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01787 374284. More information to follow – watch this space.
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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.