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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What’s Next In The Calendar?

 

CCS THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES; 2014 SEASON

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

The 2014 season starts 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

YOUTH COACHING – 2014 SEASON

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!


RETRO/CLASSIC BIKES FOR SALE

Dave Fenn has been asked to sell the bikes of a local former International rider and National TT medallist. Details of the bikes and wheels are here; Bikes for sale. Should anyone be interested in any of the bikes or wheels please contact him for a viewing, all reasonable offers will be considered as all the items must go. Dave Fenn <dr.fenn@tiscali.co.uk>


UPCOMING AUDAX RIDES

To find out about audax rides, and how they work, click here.
Saturday 26 April; Manningtree 300k, Hauxton 300k
Monday 5 May; High Easter (ECCA); 56, 100k
Saturday 24 May; Manningtree 400k
Saturday 31 May; CCS’s very own event, from Long Melford; 100, 200k
Saturday 7 June; Gt Dunmow; 50, 100, 150, 200k
1Saturday 4 June; Swaffham 100k
Sunday 29 June; Galleywood 120, 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


Sunday 20 April; Norwich; 30, 60, 90 miles
Monday 5 May; Norwich; 35, 70 miles
Sunday 11 May; East Anglian Childrens Hospices; Ride/Walk for Lifr; Santon Downham; Rides on and off-road of 5 – 35 miles, walks of 3 – 10 miles. Last date for entries 28 April. Enter on-line at www.each.org.uk
Sunday 1 June; Vive Le Tour ride, in aid of Firefighters Charity; From Holbrook Fire Station, 8, 25, 60, 100 mile rides; £15 entry. Details at http://www.sites.google.com/site/sfrscycleevents

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


3 – 5 MAY: EASTERN COUNTIES CYCLING ASSOCIATION FESTIVAL

A wide variety of events over the weekend; Circuit racing at Hog Hill, road races, time trials, audax rides, map reading. Clubs can accumulate points in all events over the weekend; the Club with the most points wins. CCS are hoping for a good turn-out of members across the many events.

Further details; the Diary 2014 page at; http://www.easterncounties.org.uk/


SUMMER SEASON CIRCUIT RACING

For details of circuit racing at Hog Hill, Ford at Dunton, and North Weald airfield, see ciclosuno.com/circuit-racing


CCS SUBS NIGHT

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)


FRIDAY 9 MAY, SUNDAY 11 MAY; COMING TO A CORNER NEAR YOU! WOMENS’ TOUR OF BRITAIN

Stage 3, Friday 9 May, Felixstowe to Clacton, via Ipswich
Stage 4, Saturday 10 May, Welwyn/Hertfordshire
Stage 5, Sunday 11 May, Harwich to Bury, via Hadleigh, Boxford, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Long Melford, Lavenham, Brettenham, Hitcham, Finborough, Felsham
Further details here; http://www.womenstour.co.uk/

CCS FAST 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.

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!


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.


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 kniamh@icloud.com


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, have now finished for the winter.Our Tuesday evening rides will begin on Tuesday 22 April, leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm. There will be 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.
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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.