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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


What’s Next In The Calendar?


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



Mens Results
1st S.   Wright Cycle   Club Sudbury 51.05 £25
2nd A.   Leggett Team   Velovelocity 51.14 £20
3rd B.   Keeley Team   Velovelocity 51.59 £15
Fastest   Team of Three
Team Velovelocity.co.uk
(A.   Leggett 51:14, B. Keeley 51:59, G. Moore 52:08) 2.35.21 £10   each
Ladies Results
1st H.   Simmonds Team   Velosport 51.41* £25
2nd E.   Robertson CC   Luton 53.48 £20
3rd L.   Haines Maldon   & District CC 1.00.02 £15
         * New course record
Cycle Club   Sudbury/Boxford Bike Club members ladies course record
S.   Segger Boxford   Bike Club 1.05.31 £25

FULL FINAL RESULTS; CC Sudbury ‘Mad March Hilly’ Open TT Resultsheet 08.03.15 

Many thanks to Darren Rule for organising the event, and his many helpers who made it all possible and go so smoothly.

Outright winner, Simon Wright, Cycle Club Sudbury










Fastest lady, Hayley Simmonds, Team Velosport


A SPOCO SE & SPOCO E qualifying event. Course: 22 mile (35 kilometres) ‘sporting’ Time Trial on the BS/24R.  For further details of the course (inc.gpx.) see:  http://www.cycleclubsudbury/events/open-10
The event forms part of both of the following series: 
SPOCO SE http://www.spoco-se.org.uk/ 
SPOCO E http://www.teamcambridge.co.uk/spocoeast/index.htm 
Prize money: Local bicycle shop, LifecycleUK, Bildeston, have generously sponsored the prizes for this event (one prize per rider, except for Team & course record prizes):
Men     &   Ladies:-  1st = £25   1st = £25  2nd= £20   2nd= £20  3rd= £15    3rd= £15
Fastest Junior = £ 10
Fastest Team of 3 = £10 per rider.
Course record prizes: Local insurance company, Robins Row of Long Melford, have generously sponsored a series of course record prizes:
£100 for anybody who can break the overall course record of 00:48:08 (M Arnold – CC Desiragear; 9.3.2014)
£75 for any Lady who breaks the Ladies course record of 00.52.52 (Hayley Simmonds – Cambridge University CC; 9.3.2014)
£25 for any male C.C. Sudbury or Boxford Bike Club member who can break the fastest time set by a male member from these clubs (00:50:55 Simon Wright – C.C.Sudbury).
£25 for any female C.C. Sudbury or Boxford Bike Club member who can break the  fastest time set by a female member of those two clubs (01:09:52 Kirsty White – C.C.Sudbury). 


You’ve missed it!
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.


You’ve missed this as well!
119 riders turned out to tackle the two distances of 28 miles and 46 miles on what turned out to be a morning of reasonable weather after a cold start.
Many thanks to Dave Fenn for organising the event, and to his merry band of helpers in the kitchen and signing riders on.



To find out about audax rides, and how they work, click here.

Saturday 28 March 2015CCS audaxes from Wormingford Village Hall, organised by Viv Marsh;
the mighty ‘Wormingford Dragon’, 218k, visiting cafes/pub refreshment stops at Saxon Street near Newmarket, Hawstead, and Stonham;
and the ‘Wormingford Wyrm’, 112k, visiting a cafe refreshment stop at Hawstead.

Saturday 4 April; Stevenage; 50, 100, 200k
Saturday 11 April; Manningtree; 300k
Saturday 25 April; Morley, Norfolk; 110k; a new ride
Monday 4 May; Chelmsford; 50, 100k
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, 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.

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 5 April; Hethersett
Sunday 12 April; BCC Boxford Tornado sportive. Entries open on 1 January
Sunday 19 April; Wiggle Suffolk
Sunday 26 April; St Elizabeth Hospice sportive, from Alton Water; details here; http://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/events/events-and-challenges/2787/suffolk-sportive/
1 - 4 May; Pedal Norfolk, Holkham Hall, Norfolk
Sunday 3 May; Cambridge
Monday 4 May; Norwich Cycle Swarm
Sunday 10 May; Suffolk Sunrise
Sunday 10 May; Velo Club Oyster 65 mile sportive; Mersea; details here; http://www.vcoyster.org/2015-sportive.html
Sunday 17 May; Boudicca sportive, Norfolk
Sunday 17 May; Tour de Tendring
Sunday 17 May; Tour of Dengie, Maldon
Sunday 24 May; Bergholt Bomb-Along, in aid of Alzheimer’s Society; 3 routes; £11 pre-entry; details at www.bomb-along.com

9 – 12 July; early warning! Papworth Trust; 300 miles in 4 days; Wales to East Anglian coast; full details here; Country to Coast poster
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 about to start; details at http://www.mudsweatgears.co.uk/

Sunday 1st March, Shouldham Warren, Norfolk
Sunday 22nd March, Carver Barracks, Essex
Sunday 12th April, Henham Park, Suffolk
Sunday 10th May, Hadleigh Farm, Regional Champs, Essex
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.
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 6.45pm 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.   


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 will begin after Easter; 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 commenced for the winter. Next ride on Saturday 11 April. Our Tuesday evening rides  leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm will restart 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.


Frank Longstaff, Colchester Rovers CC, overall winner.


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.


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  .


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. The 2015 season starts on 16 April – be prepared!


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



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

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