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

LEN FINCH, CCS FOUNDER MEMBER AND LIFE MEMBER, TRAGICALLY DIED WHILE CYCLING, THURSDAY 17 MAY 2018.  RIP

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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


SAFETY NOTICE; FRONT FORK RECALL

Following Jonathan’s tragic accident, please check that your front forks are not covered by this recall notice;
RECALL-NOTICE


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 2017 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 £45 to cover a whole season’s Thursday evening time trials, a £15 saving over the total paid for a season at £3 a week.      


CCS SOCIAL CLUB RUN AND SHORTER CLUB RUN

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.


YOUTH COACHING

The Club’s British-Cycling trained coaches work with youngsters using a range of activities; for details contact Chris Sampson (see below) or the CCS Juniors Facebook page. £1 a session for CCS juvenile members, £2 a session for non-members (juvenile club membership costs £5.00 per annum).  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.


2018 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES 

FOR THURSDAY EVENING SERIES AND INTERCLUB RESULTS, SEE THE POSTS AT THE FOOT OF THIS PAGE

The season begins on Thursday 19 April, and finishes on 30 August. The schedule for the season is here; 2018ThursTT Schedule
Target times for the 2018 Points Series; UpdatedTargetTimes
Marshalling list link; 2018MarshallingList. 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.

 

OPEN TIME TRIALS

A increasing number of CCS riders are riding in Open Time Trials; CCS riders’ results for the 2017 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.


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/
Friday 13 July; Dunmow; 300k
Friday 13 July; Dunmow; 300k
Saturday 21 July; CCS own audaxes, from Bildeston Sportsfield; please enter on line at
http://www.aukweb.net/ 
9.30am start; 104km     Bildeston Lanes
A route through quiet and attractive countryside, using many of the best country lanes, with short stretches of minor A-road.
8.45am start; 168km     100 miles of Suffolk Lanes
A 100 mile wander, through cornfields to the Suffolk coast and back, taking in two impressive castles along the way. The route uses quiet country lanes, with short stretches of minor A road.
8.30am start; 209km     Suffolk Lanes Extravanza
A rural meander to the coast at Orford and back, passing three castles on the way. Mainly using quiet lanes, with short stretches of minor A and B roads, through small towns.
Good cafe stops, and refreshments at start and finish.
Also available; 2pm start; a 25 mile route taking in a local cafe stop, and 5 and 11 mile routes, which are flat after you’ve ascended from Bildeston.

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 July; Boxford Tornado
Sunday 8 July; Nowton Park Bury St Edmunds; Women on Wheels
Saturday 11 August; Ipswich
Sunday 26 August; Copdock
Sunday 2 September; Hadleigh; Gayford Flyer


ROAD RACING

See the British Cycling website for details of all local races.
Wednesdays 13 June onwards; 6 week series; Trinity Park
Sunday 1 July; Ashdon
Sunday 12 August; Somersham
Sunday 19 August; 9am; HQ AFC Sudbury; CCS Regional B Road Race for 3/4 category riders; Bulmer course
Sunday 2 September; Marks Tey
Sunday 23 September; Thurlow

 

CYCLOCROSS/MTB/GRASS TRACK RACING

Further details on the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross

Mud Sweat and Gears 2018 season; https://www.mudsweatgears.co.uk/
Sunday 1st July – Hintlesham, Suffolk

Sunday 12th August – Radical Bikes, Essex
Sunday 9th September – Langdon Hills, Essex
Online entry available from 2nd January 2018.

Maglia Rosso cyclo-cross series;
Tuesday 31 July
Tuesday 27 August

Maglia Rosso are holding the first of their series of 4 Tuesday evening cyclo cross events on 29 May (half term) starting at 6.30pm! It’s going to be a great introduction to racing on their cyclocross course. Racing for under 12’s and youth as well as adults! Go along and race and if you can’t race go along to see what it’s all about anyway. 
Don’t forget, if your children are members of Cycle Club Sudbury then we’re happy to cover their entry fee’s for this series.


BILDESTON COMMUNITY CYCLING

Our Tuesday evening rides  leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm begin for the season on 24 April. The rides will 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. 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.