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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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SATURDAY 30 AUGUST – CCS ROAD RACE

CCS rider Steve Hubbard in CCS's first road race for many years.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Photo courtesy of Chris Sampson.

CCS are proud to announce our return to road racing events. August the 30th is the date and AFC Sudbury is the venue for a Eastern Road Racing League event.
The race is a Regional B race for category 3 and 4 riders.
The event HQ is AFC Sudbury, Brundon Lane, Sudbury CO10 7HN.
The race is 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


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


SUNDAY 14 SEPTEMBER; INTERCLUB SPEED JUDGING COMPETITION
FIRST RIDER OFF AT 10.01am; HALL OPEN/REFRESHMENTS FROM 9.30am

Against Hadleigh Cycle Club and Boxford Cycle Club, on a new course starting from the HQ at Semer Village Hall.. This is purely a social event with participants riding at their own speed over a predefined route (3.7 km in each direction); the route is on quiet country roads. The route will be ridden both clockwise and anticlockwise with each circuit being timed. The rider with the smallest time difference over their two circuits will be the overall winner. Points will be awarded 50 for 1st, 49 for 2nd etc, the club with their top 5 riders scoring the most combined points wins.
RESULTS
Rider with closest time – 50 points
Rider with second closest time 49 points
etc.
Points from the closest five riders from each club count towards the club score.

Closest   rider overall Peter   Gibson HCC 0-05 secs
Second   closest rider Darren Rule CCS 0-07 secs
Third   closest rider Martin   Nicholas HCC 0-08 secs

 

Cycle Club   Sudbury 224 points
Hadleigh   Cycling Club 218 points
Boxford   Bike Club 192 points

 

No Name Club Time   difference Position Hadleigh  

CC

Boxford   BC Sudbury   CC
1 Martin Nicholas

HCC

0-08

3

48

2 Maurice McDermott

CCS

0-18

9

 

42

3 Brian Mann

CCS

0-42

13

 

(38)

4 Peter Gibson

HCC

0-05

1

50

5 Trevor Chrisell

BCC

0-10

5   (T)

 

46

6 Greg Deeks

BCC

0-29

11(T)

 

40

7 Veronica Collins

BCC

6-05

22

 

29

8 Samantha Segger

BCC

0-21

10

 

41

9 Adam Chamberlin

HCC

0-09

4

47

 

10 Benson Ho

HCC

1-06

17

(34)

 

11 Richard Holdaway

HCC

2-03

20

(31)

 

12 Chris Hellow

HCC

DNF

-

 

13 Colin Vint

HCC

1-21

19

(32)

 

14 Trevor Pillet

CCS

1-10

18

 

(33)

15 Kevin Knuckley

HCC

0-51

15(T)

36

 

16 Farhad

HCC

2-30

21

(30)

 

17 Ian Young

BBC

0-51

15(T)

36

18 Dean Cross

HCC

DNF

-

19 Chris Bewdon

HCC

DNF

-

20 Mark Gentry

CCS

0-15

7

44

21 Nick Johnson

HCC

0-47

14

37

 

22 Darren Rule

CCS

0-07

2

49

23 Tim Radford

CCS

0-17

8

43

24 Steve Barnes

CCS

0-29

11(T)

(40)

25 John Oakshott

CCS

0-10

5(T)

46

COMBINED SCORE FOR HCC

218

 

 

COMBINED SCORE FOR BBC

 

192

 

COMBINED SCORE FOR CCS

 

 

224

 

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.

11am, SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER; CYCLE CLUB SUDBURY OPEN HILL CLIMB, INCORPORATING THE EDCA CHAMPIONSHIP
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES; 6pm, 7 OCTOBER

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.
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.


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 the year so far are posted at the foot of this page..

SUDBURY CARNIVAL - the CCS team

Trevor Pillet's photo.


YOUTH COACHING – 2014 SEASON

The Club’s British-Cycling trained coaches worked with youngsters over last summer at Great Cornard Sports Centre.
This year Saturday morning sessions will be held from 26 April until 18 October, based on the field at Great Cornard Sports Centre. 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!
 

UPCOMING AUDAX RIDES

To find out about audax rides, and how they work, click here.
Saturday 13 September; Dunmow; 600k ride
Saturday 20 September; Henham; 200, 170, 110, 50k rides
Sunday 5 October; Blaxhall; 110k ride
Sunday 19 October; Carlton Colville; 200, 160k rides
Sunday 26 October; Stevenage; 100, 67k rides
Sunday 9 November; Carlton Colville; 100k ride
Saturday 22 November; Swaffham; 100k ride
Sunday 21 December; Gt Bromley; 100k 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
Sunday 21 September; Reepham Sportive
Sunday 5 October; St Neots Sportive
Sunday 5 October; Ipswich Cycle Swarm
Sunday 9 November; Essex Season Ender
Saturday 22 November; Norfolk Wiggle Sportive


SUMMER SEASON CIRCUIT/ROAD/GRASS RACING

Saturday 30 August; CCS Road Race, the first for twenty years!
See above. 

For details of circuit racing at Hog Hill, Ford at Dunton, and North Weald airfield, see ciclosuno.com/circuit-racing
Nearer home, closed circuit racing every Wednesday night from 11th June to 16th July, at Trinity Park, Ipswich, plus a whole days racing on Saturday 12th July. Suffolk Cycle Race Series sponsored by Maglia Rosso.
http://suffolkcycleracing.org.uk/
Circuit racing at Hethel starts Wednesday 7 May; riders must pre-register; details here; http://www.lotuscycleracing.org/registration/
Mildenhall Rally grass track racing; 23,24,25 August; details here


CCS FAST 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 fast training rides;  these are now almost finished ready for the summer season, as riders take part in more TT and road race events.  Occasional rides on ‘free’ Sundays may be organised on an ad hoc basis, leaving from Market Hill, Sudbury, at 8:30am. Rides to be at about 18/19 mph.  An email will be sent to regular riders, and information will also be posted to the club’s Facebook group.
Rides will usually be of around 50 miles. A gpx file will be circulated in advance. There will not be a refreshment stop, except (possibly, in dire circumstances!) stops at shops for bonk rations!


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.


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

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, will commence for the winter on Saturday 11 October. 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.
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