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What’s Next In The Calendar?
Club coaches have been working with youngsters over the summer at Great Cornard Sports Centre. Numbers have gradually increased but we are now looking to extend an invitation to the children (say 9 to 16 years) of club members to join the coaching sessions. The training sessions have now finished for the winter, and will resume in the spring at Cornard Old School, on the junction of Wells Hall Road and Head Lane/Canhams Road. The coaching sessions take place on a Saturday morning starting at 10 am and last about 1 hour. It would be appreciated if anyone wishing to take part could contact Kirsty White, Coaching Co-ordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org
RETRO/CLASSIC BIKES FOR SALE
Dave Fenn has been asked to sell the bikes of a local former International rider and National TT medallist. Details of the bikes and wheels are here; Bikes for sale. Should anyone be interested in any of the bikes or wheels please contact him for a viewing, all reasonable offers will be considered as all the items must go. Dave Fenn <email@example.com>
UPCOMING AUDAX RIDES
To find out about audax rides, and how they work, click here.
Saturday 29 March; New CCS audaxes from Wormingford, organised by Viv Marsh; the mighty Wormingford Dragon, 218k, visiting Saxon Street near Newmarket, Hawstead, Stonham; and the Wormingford Wyrm, 112k, visiting Hawstead.
Sunday 30 March; Stevenage 110, 200k
Saturday 5 April; Copdock 100k (no snow this year?)
Saturday 12 April; Norwich 100, 200k
Saturday 19 April; Huntingdon 200k
Saturday 26 April; Manningtree 300k
Further details and entry to all these rides via the AudaxUK website at www.aukweb.net/events; anyone can enter these events.
LOCAL RELIABILITY AND SPORTIVE RIDES
Sunday 13 April; Boxford Bike Club; Boxford Tornado Sportive; details here
Sunday 20 April; Norwich; 30, 60, 90 miles
Monday 5 May; Norwich; 35, 70 miles
Further details and entry to all these rides via the British Cycling website at http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/sportives
SUNDAY 11 MAY: EAST ANGLIA CHILDRENS’ HOSPICES: RIDE/WALK FOR LIFE
Santon Downham, Thetford Forest. Rides on and off-road of 5 - 35 miles, walks of 3 – 10 miles. Last date for entries 28 April. Enter on-line at www.each.org.uk
8am, 1 JUNE: VIVE LE TOUR RIDE: IN AID OF FIREFIGHTERS CHARITY
From Holbrook Fire Station, 8, 25, 60, 100 mile rides; £15 entry. Details at http://www.sites.google.com/site/sfrscycleevents
WATT BIKE EVENINGS
Cancelled, owing to a massive increase in hire costs – and a minimum one month hire period!
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 as soon as possible , or send an e-mail and pay by BACS/EFT as explained on the form.Membership form (download here).
Junior member, under 16 £5
Juvenile member, 16-18 £8
Senior member, 1st claim, 19-64 £18
Senior member, 1st claim, over 65 £12
Family membership £24
2nd claim member (already member
of another club) £12
Non-rider/associate member £4
Additional payment for season of Club time trials; £45
(optional; or you can pay £3 per ride if you want)
SUNDAY 9 MARCH: CCS MAD MARCH HILLY OPEN TIME TRIAL
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: 6pm, TUESDAY 25 FEBRUARY
This is a 22 mile (35 kilometre) time trial on a ‘sporting’ course. Entries on a CTT entry form downloadable here, or on-line via CTT website (here) to Jonathan Weatherley, CCS Time Trial Secretary, 2, Church Street, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3NS, by 6pm, Tuesday 25 February. E mail via website ‘Contacts’ page, Time Trial Secretary. Phone 01787 460114. Entry fee £8.00, payable to ‘Jonathan Weatherley’.
The venue for this event is the Lavenham Village Hall, at the rear of the public car park adjacent to the Cock Inn, on the B1071 Sudbury road. For details of the course, see here. For GPX track, here.
If you’re not intending to ride, come and support the event, by watching, marshalling, making teas! All offers of help to Jonathan Weatherley.
2pm SATURDAY 15 MARCH; WEST SUFFOLK WHEELERS 21 MILE OPEN HILLY TIME TRIAL
For details, see the Time Trial Calendar on the CTT website at http://cyclingtimetrials.org.
Hard shell helmet & working LED rear light compulsory. Organiser; Ron Back, 01284 828633. Course BS31. Fee £8.
Closing date for entries (no internet entries) 4 March.
CCS FAST TRAINING RIDES
1) Tuesday evening fast training rides, 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 hard ride. There are now two groups, a fast training group & a slower group, still meeting and starting at same time. (No-one will be dropped and left by themselves in the slow group). Even though it’s now winter, one or two riders are continuing with these rides – usually arranged via the CCS Facebook page.
2) Sunday morning winter fast training rides, leaving from Market Hill, Sudbury, at 8:30am. Rides to be at about 18/19 mph, possibly faster closer to the TT season. On days when there are particularly bad conditions (especially ice), the ride start may be postponed. In this case, an email advising the new time will be sent. This may possibly only go out on the morning, but will also be posted to the club’s Facebook group.
Rides will usually be of around 50 miles. The route will be different each week, but 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!
Mudguards recommended on wet days.
CCS SOCIAL CLUB RUN AND SHORTER CLUB RUN
The weekly social club run leaves Market Hill Sudbury at 9am every Sunday. About 35-38 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CCS THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES; 2014 SEASON
2013 End of Season Results posted at the foot of the page.
The 2014 season starts on Thursday 17 April.
Target times for riders who rode last year, full details of the schedule, start times, courses, marshalling list etc are avalable on the ‘Events’ page, using the ‘Evening 10 TT Series’ button on the left of that page. All time trial riders are required to marshal at least once during the season; to book a date look at the marshalling list, choose a couple of alternative dates, and e-mail them to Robin at email@example.com, and he’ll let you know the selected date. NOTE; If you’ve not ridden before in a CCS time trial, please read these notes, with special attention to items 5 – 13; CCStimetrialrules
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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.
- CCS 2013 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES – POINTS AT END OF SEASON ON 29 AUGUST – SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION
- CCS 2013 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES – RESULTS AT END OF SEASON ON 29 AUGUST
- CCS 2013 TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP, 25 JULY – LAVENHAM 10 COURSE – RESULTS, SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION
- CYCLE CLUB SUDBURY/WEST SUFFOLK WHEELERS INTERCLUB TIME TRIAL, 20 JUNE 2013 – RESULTS
- CYCLE CLUB SUDBURY/COLCHESTER ROVERS INTERCLUB TIME TRIAL, 16 MAY 2013