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


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



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. 


If you missed the CCS SUBS NIGHT and want to renew your membership, download a membership form here; 2019MembershipForm. Payment details, by cheque/post or bank transfer, full details on the form.
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, a saving of £15 over the season.



What a shame the effect of some inaccurate weather forecasts and heavy rain the night before, made to this year’s ride. Last year with spring like weather, a record 165 riders turned out, but on Sunday a mere 30 hardy souls braved the biting wind on a dry morning with patches of sunshine. Those that stayed away must have been kicking themselves for not turning up. The cyclist’s unwritten law is – never trust the next day’s weather forecast as it’s invariably wrong!

Eight CCS members and a sprinkling of riders from local clubs, including 4 ladies, entered the event on the day, starting out from the Stevenson Centre in Gt. Cornard. The fast group set off out towards the outskirts of Stowmarket on a circular 47 mile route while the 2nd group headed for Bildeston on a shorter 27 mile route.

Their only hazards were a lot of standing water on the roads and a tough headwind for most of the ride back to the headquarters.

Organiser David Fenn wasn’t too downbeat about the small entry adding that it meant more tea and cake for those that made the effort when they finished!




The weekly social club run leaves Market Hill Sudbury at 9am every Sunday. About 40 miles, with a cafe stop, at the speed of the slowest rider. Back about 12.45 – 1.00pm. There is a nominated ride leader. New and visiting riders welcome; you can take part in up to three ‘taster’ rides before joining the club.

There is a shorter club run the first Sunday in every month. This is for people who haven’t previously done a club run, new members and those thinking of joining – everyone else welcome as well. There is a nominated ride leader. About 27 miles, speed that of the slowest rider, cafe stop halfway. Just turn up! Bring your friends and relations; you can take part in up to three ‘taster’ rides before joining the club. 9am from Market Hill, Sudbury, back about 12.00 – 12.15pm. 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.


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.


The season starts on Thursday 18 April. 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.

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.



A increasing number of CCS riders are riding in Open Time Trials; CCS riders’ results for the 2018 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 2018 events on their websites; SPOCO East; here; SPOCO South East here.


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/
Saturday 2 February; Witham; 100k
Sunday 17 February; Henham; 50, 100k
Saturday 9 March; Dunmow; 100, 200k
Saturday 16 March; Cambridge; 110, 200k
Saturday 23 March; Copdock; 100k
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 3 February; West Suffolk Wheelers; Bury St Edmunds; 36. 60, 75 miles
Sunday 10 February; Stowmarket and District CC; Needham Market; 40, 70, 100k
Sunday 17 February; Maglia Rosso; Off road CX Sportive
Sunday 25 February; VC Revolution; West Bergholt; 28, 50 miles

Sunday 28 April; Boxford Bike Club Tornado Sportive; bookings now open for Boxford Bike Club Tornado Sportive, 40 or 60 miles (new routes this year!). Places go quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment, via the British Cycling website here.


See the British Cycling website for details of all local races.
 Sunday 10 March; Colchester Rovers Jock Wadley Memorial Road Race



Further details on the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross
Sunday 17 February; Maglia Rosso; Off road CX Sportive


Our Tuesday evening rides  leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm finished for the season on 28 August. 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, the first in 2018 on 13 October (contact Robin Weaver for subsequent dates). 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.



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