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STRAVA: link here to CCS Strava page (only works if you’re a Strava member)
CCS SUBS NIGHT
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. 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.
SUNDAY 25 JANUARY; CCS RELIABILITY RIDE
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.
SATURDAY 31 JANUARY; CCS ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS EVENING
If you’re a member, you’ll have received details of this by now, with returnable menu form. It will be held at Newton Green Golf Club, 7pm for 7.30pm. Hugh Gladstone, News Editor of Cycling Weekly, and a CCS member around 1990, will present the club awards. He still holds the CCS Junior (16-18) 10 mile record (23m 45s) and 25 mile record (1hr 1m 43s), set in 1993/4.
UPCOMING AUDAX RIDES
To find out about audax rides, and how they work, click here.
|22 February||Sunday||Henham||50, 100k|
|21 March||Saturday||Ugley||110, 160, 200k|
|28 March||Saturday||CCS, Wormingford||100, 200k|
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 1 February; West Suffolk Wheelers Reliability ride
Event HQ – at the WSW HQ, Priory School, Mount Road, Bury St Edmunds IP32 7BH
Entry via the school’s rear entrance in Shakers Lane. 75, 60, 36 miles.
Sunday 8 February; OS Equaliser Sportive, Colchester.
Saturday 14 February; Amis Velo Sportive, Boxted.
Sunday 15 February; Stowmarket Cycle Club Spring Reliability.
Saturday 21 February; Wiggle Sportive, Cambridgeshire.
Sunday 22 February; VC Revolution sportive, Colchester.
Sunday 12 April; BCC Boxford Tornado sportive. Entries open on 1 January.
9 – 12 July; early warning! Papworth Trust; 300 miles in 4 days; Wales to East Anglian coast; full details here; Country to Coast poster
WINTER SEASON RACING
There is one round of the Thetford Winter MTB racing series; further details here; http://www.thetfordmtbracing.com/ws.htm
Round 4; Sunday 22 February.
CCS 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 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.
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.
YOUTH COACHING – 2014 SEASON
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 have now finished, as winter draws on. There will however be occasional events through the winter – for details, contact Kirsty (see below) or the CCS Juniors Facebook page. Regular weekly sessions will resume in the spring. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org More information to follow – watch this space.
BILDESTON COMMUNITY CYCLING
11am, SUNDAY 19 OCTOBER; CYCLE CLUB SUDBURY OPEN HILL CLIMB, INCORPORATING THE EDCA CHAMPIONSHIP
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
|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.
FULL RESULTS HERE
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 .
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. The 2015 season starts on 16 April – be prepared!
OPEN TIME TRIALS
A increasing number of CCS riders are riding in Open Time Trials; results for 2014 are here; see where all the records were broken!
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 email@example.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
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 2014 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES – POINTS TO 28 AUGUST, THE END OF THE SERIES
- CCS 2014 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES – RESULTS TO 28 AUGUST, THE END OF THE SERIES
- CCS 2014 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES- POINTS TO 21 AUG
- CCS 2014 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES – RESULTS TO 21 AUG
- CCS 2014 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES – RESULTS TO 14 AUGUST