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 get in touch, or better still join us out on your bike. 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
Cycling UK (was Cycling Touring Club); www.cyclinguk.org
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

FACEBOOK PAGE: HERE

What’s Next In The Calendar?


CCS EVENTS DIARY

 

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


WANT TO CHECK THE SUDBURY WEATHER? Click here

           



TO JOIN CCS OR RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION

Please send a completed membership form  and payment to the address on the form (or pay by Electronic Funds Transfer – details on the form). You can download a membership form here; MEMBERSHIPFORM. Subscription rates are on the form. We’ll send you your new membership card and Handbook.
Subs for 2019 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 £65 to cover a whole season’s Thursday evening time trials, a £15 saving over the total paid for a season at £4 a week. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

CCS SUBS NIGHT

You’ve missed it, but can pay your subscription by post or on-line.

Membership subs are unchanged from last year;
Juvenile (up to 16)  £5            Junior (16 – Dec. after18)  £8
Senior (18-65)  £18                 Senior (65-80)  £12
Family  £24                             Second claim  £12                       
Associate  £4                          Temporary; 6 wks  £5
In addition, First and Second claim members can pay for a season of Thursday evening time trial rides; £65 for the season of 20 time trials.

If any of your details have changed during the year, (address, email address, phone etc) please submit a newly completed membership form, downloadable here. Full payment details on the form.

You can pay post by cheque (to Cycle Club Sudbury). Payment also possible by BACS/EFT; please email Robin Weaver at pamandrobinw@gmail.com for CCS bank account details.

 

SUNDAY 26 JANUARY; CCS RELIABILITY TRIALS

Starting and finishing at The Stevenson Centre, Great Cornard, Post code CO10 0WD.

Selection of distances and target times.
46 miles in 3hrs 30 mins, sign on at 0845, first group starts 0900
46 miles in 2hrs 45 mins, sign on at 0900, first group starts 0915
27 miles in 2hrs 30 mins, sign on at 0915, first group starts 0930
27 miles in 1hr 45 mins, sign on at 0930, first group starts 0940

 Route maps and GPX files can be downloaded from this website; Events; Reliability Ride

 Event organiser; David Fenn. Phone; 01787 374284. Mobile; 07884487846
Email; dr.fenn@tiscali.co.uk

Entry fee £6.00 includes refreshments. Sign on the line on the day.
This is a British Cycling registered event and for insurance purposes requires all riders to wear a hard shell helmet conforming to CE standard EN1078. No helmet, No ride.


SUNDAY 8 MARCH; CCS MAD MARCH HILLY OPEN TIME TRIAL

WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY; CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES

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ENTRIES; by 11.5 9pm, Wednesday 26 February. Entry fee £8.50.

‘MAD MARCH HILLY’ (SpoCo E) Open TT 

Promoted for and on behalf of Cycling Time Trials under their Rules & Regulations
Sunday 8th March 2020
Event Secretary: Leon West t: 07963 392707         e: westmatix@hotmail.com
Timekeepers: Brian Webber and Robin Weaver

Event HQ: Lavenham Village Hall, Church St, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9QT
The HQ is located at the far end of the car park opposite the church, behind The Cock Horse public house. Please do not wear cleats in the HQ as they will damage the floor.
Numbers will be at the HQ. Sign on here, and exchange your number for a drink when you finish.
All car parking to be in the car park adjacent to the village hall. No car parking on the main road or near the start or finish. Please leave the car parking spaces in front of the village hall free for Cycle Club Sudbury Officials.

Course: BS/24R 35km (21.7 miles) Lavenham-Newton-Hadleigh-Monks Eleigh-Lavenham circuit. Course map and GPX file can be found here: http://www.cycleclubsudbury.com/events/open-10
Start Time: 08:00. Start on the B1071 by the telegraph pole opposite Potland Lane and the church.
When finishing, riders should continue back to the HQ, keeping the finish clear.
The onus of keeping to the course rests with each rider.
In the interests of your own cycling safety, Cycling Time Trials and Cycle Club Sudbury strongly advise you to wear a Hard Shell Helmet that meets an internationally accepted safety standard.
No competitor shall be permitted to start either a CTT Type A or Type B event unless such competitor has affixed to the rear of their machine a working rear ed light, either flashing or constant, that is illuminated and in a position that is clearly visible to other road users. No rear light, no ride!
CCS also strongly recommend the use of a working front light, either flashing or constant, fitted to their machine.
All competitors under the age of 18 years and /or juniors must wear a properly-fitted helmet that must conform to a recognized Standard such as SNELL B95. C.T.T. (East District local regulations 2008).
(reg.8) U-Turns will not be permitted on the course or roads adjacent to start and finish areas while the race is in progress. Note Any breaking of this regulation in the first case may mean disqualification from the event; further cases will be referred to the District council.
Definition: a U-turn is defined as a 180 degree turn completed within the highway whilst astride the machine (it is recommended that the rider should dismount check the road is clear in both directions, then with machine walk across the road.)
(reg.11) Numbers will be available at the HQ and not at the start.
(reg.12) Warming Up, no warming up along the course by competitors once an event has started.
(reg.15) Turbo Trainers, the use of turbo trainers is banned at all events with am start times.
(reg. 21) Paced & Company Riding, Competitors must ride entirely alone and unassisted and not ride in company or take shelter (commonly known as drafting) from other riders or vehicles. A competitor overtaking another must pass without receiving or giving shelter. The onus of avoiding company riding shall be upon the rider overtaken.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AT ALL TIMES – HEAD DOWN RIDING CAN KILL
Have a safe and enjoyable ride

 Awards
Sporting course competitions:
This event is a Category B counting event for the SpoCo E series:
http://www.team-cambridge.co.uk/spocoeast/index.html

Prize money:
Men                             Women
1st = £25                      1st = £25
2nd= £20                      2nd= £20
3rd= £15                       3rd= £15
Fastest Junior = £ 10
Fastest Team of 3 = £10 per rider.
Only one prize per rider will be awarded except for team prize.

2020 New Prize Category:
This year CCS will proudly trial a prize category for fastest male and female on a standard road bike set-up.  To qualify for this category the rider must wear a regular helmet, not fit tribars or similar, have a maximum wheel depth of 90mm and wear regular length socks (no calf guards/ tripsocks/ etc).
Please choose relevant category from CTT website.  Any questions please get in touch with L West.
Fastest Male = £15
Fastest Female = £15

Course record prizes:
£50 for the person (male or female) who sets the new overall course record
(currently 00:48:08, Mark Arnold –CC Desiragear)
£50 for the Lady who sets the new Ladies course record
(currently 00:50:52 Hayley Simmonds – Team WNT Pro Cycling)
£25 for the CC Sudbury, Hadleigh CC or Boxford Bike Club member who sets the new fastest time by a male member from these clubs
(currently 00:50:23 Leon West – C.C. Sudbury)
£25 for the female CC Sudbury, Hadleigh CC or Boxford Bike Club member who sets the new fastest time by a female member of these clubs
(currently 00:58:17 Mandy Bunn – Cycle Club Sudbury)
Only one course record prize per rider will be awarded
Club course record prizes open to first claim members of respective clubs only.

You can enter this event online via the CTT website; https://evententry.ctt.org.uk/. If you have not entered a CTT event online before, you must register online. This is quite straightforward, just click on the green circle with a cross on it alongside the event you want to enter (CC Sudbury- BS24/R), then follow the on-screen prompts.
You can enter by post, on a CTTA entry form, downloadable here, to the organiser.

If you’re not riding this event, Leon will need helpers with signing on, refreshments, and marshalling out on the course. If you can help, let him know by email to westmatix@hotmail.com.

For full details of the event, see the Events page of this website, Mad March Hilly – course map and downloadable gpx track.


CCS SOCIAL CLUB RUN AND SHORTER CLUB RUN

The weekly social club run leaves Market Hill Sudbury at 9am every Sunday. There are usually two groups; a regular ride of about 40 miles, with a cafe stop, and a slightly shorter more leisurely ride, again with a cafe stop, at the speed of the slowest rider. Back about 12.45 – 1.00pm. There is a nominated ride leader. New riders, visiting riders, and those thinking of joining the club are welcome; you can take part in up to three ‘taster’ rides before joining the club.
If you’re not used to riding in a group of riders, please read these guidance notes.
Other various unofficial club rides are arranged by club members on the Cycle Club Sudbury Facebook page.


YOUTH COACHING

The Club’s British-Cycling trained coach works with youngsters using a range of activities; for details contact Chris Sampson (see below) or the CCS Juniors Facebook page.  Youngsters between the ages nominally 5 to 12 years old are welcome. If you would like further information, please contact Chris Sampson, Coaching Co-ordinator; chris@cycleclubsudbury.com or phone 07816 930205.


2019 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES 

FOR END OF SEASON RESULTS, SEE POSTS AT THE FOOT OF THIS PAGE

The 2019 season has now finished. The schedule for the season is here; 2019ThursdayEveningTimeTrialSeries
Target times for the 2019 Points Series; 2019TTtargettimes
Marshalling list link; 2019MarshallingList. If you are intending to ride any TTs, you will need to marshal at least once during the season. Please e-mail robin@cycleclubsudbury.com with THREE dates on which you are available, as soon as possible.

Please note we have a revised Club rule this year; all riders must have working front and rear lights, either flashing or constant, fitted to the bicycle in a position visible to other road users, and active while the bicycle is in use

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. Please note also that we have a limit of 50 riders, with CCS riders taking precedence.

 

OPEN TIME TRIALS

A increasing number of CCS riders are riding in Open Time Trials. CCS riders results for the 2019 season are  here.  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. SPOCO East and SPOCO South East will list their 2019 events on their websites; SPOCO East; here; SPOCO South East 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/Anyone can enter these events.
Saturday 18 January; Kelvedon; 100k
Saturday 1 February; Witham; 100k
Sunday 16 February; Henham; 50, 100k
Saturday 14 March; Dunmow; 100, 200k
Saturday 21 March; Cambridge; 110, 200k
Sunday 22 March; Chelmsford; 200k
Saturday 28 March; Copdock; 100k
Sunday 29 March; Stevenage; 200k
Saturday 11 April; Huntingdon; 200k
Sunday 12 April; Mountnessing; 110k
Saturday 18 April; Dunmow; 50, 100k
Saturday 25 April; Henham; 200k

 

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 16 February; Stowmarket & District CC; Reliability; http://sdcc.bike/spring-reliability/
Sunday 23 February; Maglia Rosso CX Sportive; see British Cycling website


ROAD RACING

See the British Cycling website for details of all local races.

Sunday 8 March; Birch; Colchester Rovers Jock Wadley road race

CYCLOCROSS/MTB/GRASS TRACK RACING

Further details on the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross
2019 Mud Sweat and Gears Series; full details here; https://www.mudsweatgears.co.uk/


BILDESTON COMMUNITY CYCLING

Our Tuesday evening rides  leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm have now finished for 2019 – too dark! The rides  last about an hour, lengthening as the light improves. There are two rides; a short ‘slow’ ride for beginners/returners, and a faster, longer ride for those more experienced.   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. 
We also run Saturday morning Winter Warmer rides, held approx every four weeks from October to March. First ride in 2019 on Saturday 5 October. These are about 25 miles long with a cafe stop, and leave Bildeston Square at 9.30am, back about 12.45pm. 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.

 

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.