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

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WANT TO CHECK THE SUDBURY WEATHER? Click here


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

CCS 2015 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES

The season started on 16 April. For details of courses, start times, etc, see the link on the Events  page. Results are posted each week at the foot of this page, as soon as possible after the event (unless I’m on holiday).

 

SUNDAY 8 MARCH; CCS MAD MARCH HILLY OPEN TIME TRIAL RESULTS

Mens Results
1st S.   Wright Cycle   Club Sudbury 51.05 £25
2nd A.   Leggett Team   Velovelocity 51.14 £20
3rd B.   Keeley Team   Velovelocity 51.59 £15
Fastest   Team of Three
Team Velovelocity.co.uk
(A.   Leggett 51:14, B. Keeley 51:59, G. Moore 52:08) 2.35.21 £10   each
Ladies Results
1st H.   Simmonds Team   Velosport 51.41* £25
2nd E.   Robertson CC   Luton 53.48 £20
3rd L.   Haines Maldon   & District CC 1.00.02 £15
         * New course record
Cycle Club   Sudbury/Boxford Bike Club members ladies course record
S.   Segger Boxford   Bike Club 1.05.31 £25

FULL FINAL RESULTS; CC Sudbury ‘Mad March Hilly’ Open TT Resultsheet 08.03.15 

Many thanks to Darren Rule for organising the event, and his many helpers who made it all possible and go so smoothly.

Outright winner, Simon Wright, Cycle Club Sudbury

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Fastest lady, Hayley Simmonds, Team Velosport


CCS MEMBERSHIP SUBS

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  2015MemForm. 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.

 

UPCOMING AUDAX RIDES

To find out about audax rides, and how they work, click here.
Saturday 11 April; Manningtree; 300k
Saturday 25 April; Morley, Norfolk; 110k; a new ride
Monday 4 May; Chelmsford; 50, 100k
Saturday 23 May; Dunmow; 600k
Saturday 23 May; Waltham Abbey; 600k
Saturday 30 May; Windsor/Chester/Windsor

Saturday 6th June 2015, CCS audaxes from the Village Hall, Long Melford, organised by Andrew Hoppit;
Edmund’s Folk Sally Forth and Paddle! 200k; Out from Long Melford to the coast at Harwich and then back via Debenham; mainly lanes, with some minor A and B roads.

Edmunds Folk Sally Forth’ 100k; A route, on some superb lanes, to Debenham and back.

Saturday, 18 July 2015, CCS audaxes from the Sportsfield Pavilion, Bildeston, organised by Robin Weaver and Roger Rush;
Suffolk Lanes Extravaganza, 209k ; that says it all, really! There are few hills on the route, which mainly uses country lanes with short stretches of minor A and B-road.
100 Miles of Suffolk Lanes’, 168k; through central Suffolk to the coast and back, mainly on quiet lanes.
Bildeston Lanes’ 104k; The route is broadly circular through quiet and attractive Suffolk countryside. It uses many of the best country lanes in this part of Suffolk, with very short stretches of minor A-road.

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 12 April; BCC Boxford Tornado sportive. Entries open on 1 January
Sunday 19 April; Wiggle Suffolk
Sunday 26 April; St Elizabeth Hospice sportive, from Alton Water; details here; http://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/events/events-and-challenges/2787/suffolk-sportive/
1 - 4 May; Pedal Norfolk, Holkham Hall, Norfolk
Sunday 3 May; Cambridge
Monday 4 May; Norwich Cycle Swarm
Sunday 10 May; Suffolk Sunrise
Sunday 10 May; Velo Club Oyster 65 mile sportive; Mersea; details here; http://www.vcoyster.org/2015-sportive.html
Sunday 17 May; Boudicca sportive, Norfolk
Sunday 17 May; Tour de Tendring
Sunday 17 May; Tour of Dengie, Maldon
Sunday 24 May; Bergholt Bomb-Along, in aid of Alzheimer’s Society; 3 routes; £11 pre-entry; details at www.bomb-along.com

9 – 12 July; early warning! Papworth Trust; 300 miles in 4 days; Wales to East Anglian coast; full details here; Country to Coast poster
Sunday 20 September; Hadleigh Bike Club run the first edition of their Gayfordflyer sportive; further details here.  www.thegayfordflyer.info

MTB RACING

 This season’s Mud Sweat and Gears series is now under way; details at http://www.mudsweatgears.co.uk/

Sunday 12th April, Henham Park, Suffolk
Sunday 10th May, Hadleigh Farm, Regional Champs, Essex
Sunday 7th June, Thetford Forest, Norfolk
Sunday 5th July, Ickworth House, Suffolk
Sunday 9th August, Radical Bikes, Essex
Sunday 27th September, Hadleigh Farm, Essex

ROAD RACING

Sunday 23 August; CCS very own road race, and concurrent women’s road race; details to follow, but mark the date, to either spectate or help run the event.
Wednesday 17 June; Womens Tour of Britain, Stage 1, Bury to Aldeburgh, via Stowmarket and Ipswich.
Thursday 18 June; Stage 2, Braintree to Clacton, via Halstead, Castle Hedingham, Gt Yeldham, Sudbury, Hadleigh, East Bergholt, Manningtree.
http://www.womenstour.co.uk/stages/index.php
Saturday 12 September; Stage 7 of the Mens Tour of Britain; Fakenham to Ipswich, via Bury, Needham, Hadleigh.
http://www.tourofbritain.co.uk/stages/index.php

CCS TRAINING RIDES

1)  Tuesday evening  fast training rides, from Tuesday 1 April, starting at 6.30pm 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.

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 – 2015 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 will begin after Easter; for details contact David Fenn (see below) or the CCS Juniors Facebook page. 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 David Fenn, Coaching Co-ordinator;  dave@cycleclubsudbury.com   or phone 01787 374284. More information to follow – watch this space.

BILDESTON COMMUNITY CYCLING

Our occasional series of Saturday morning Winter Warmer rides, about 25 miles with a cafe stop, leaving Bildeston Market Square at 9.30am, will shortly finish. Last ride on Saturday 11 April. Our Tuesday evening rides  leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm will restart on 5 May.  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.

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! For 2015 results, see the latest Spindle, via the button at the top of the page.

 

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.