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 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)


Results will be posted (see foot of this page) as soon as possible after the time trial.

The 2014 season started 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 pamandrobinw@gmail.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


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!


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

Saturday 26 July; Bildeston; yet another CCS event, from Bildeston Sportsfield; 
9.30am; 104k Bildeston Lanes audax
8.45am; 68k 100 Miles of Suffolk Lanes audax
8.30am; 209k Suffolk Lanes Extravaganza audax
Good routes, route sheets and refreshments. Book early to avoid disappointment!
These audax rides form part of the Bildeston Cycling Festival; other events are;

2.00pm: 25 mile Bildeston Challenge ride: quiet roads, and a cafe stop
2.30pm: Bildeston Family Challenge rides; 5 or 11 mile routes; quiet, relatively flat roads after you leave the village
Or just bring the children for a ride around the Sportsfield; refreshments!
Audax rides, open to all, in conjunction with AudaxUK; see www. aukweb.net/events for details of how to enter.
All other rides: just turn up and register.
£3 entry for 25 mile ride; family rides free.
Helmets compulsory for all children. No unaccompanied children under 16 years old.
Further information: Robin Weaver; 01449 741048; pamandrobinw@gmail.com

Saturday 23 August; Mildenhall; 300, 200, 160, 100, 50k rides
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.


Sunday 20 July; Cozens-Hardy Cycle Ride, Aylsham
Sunday 20 July; Evans Cycles sportive, Cambridge
Saturday 26 July; Circuit of the Fens sportive
Sunday 17 August; Felixstowe sportive

Sunday 24 August; Stowmarket and District CC; from Needham Market; Three Counties Sportives; 100, 50 or 30 miles; pre registration only; details here;
Sunday 24 August; Fakenham sportive
Sunday 24 August; Hertfordshire sportive
Saturday 30 August; Ipswich sportive (ALTHOUGH you should be supporting the CCS road race on that date)

Further details and entry to many these rides via the British Cycling website at http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/sportives


Saturday 30 August; CCS road race, the first for twenty years! Further details to follow. If you don’t enter, please come and support this new event (or even offer to help in some way).
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.
Circuit racing at Hethel starts Wednesday 7 May; riders must pre-register; details here; http://www.lotuscycleracing.org/registration/http:
West Suffolk Wheelers grass track racing; Fornham All Saints; Sunday 15 June; details at;


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).
Subscription rates;

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)


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!


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.


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


Our occasional series of Saturday morning Winter Warmer rides, about 25 miles with a cafe stop, leaving Bildeston Market Square at 9.30am, have now finished for the winter.Our Tuesday evening rides began on Tuesday 22 April, leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm. There are two rides; a Regular ride of about 15 miles, and a Slow ride of 7 – 9 miles (no one left behind, walking on hills allowed!). Back in Bildeston about 8 to 8.15pm.  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.