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): Membership Form.  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)


FRIDAY 1 JANUARY; Entries open for Boxford Bike Club Tornado Sportive on Sunday 10 April

Full details and entry via the British Cycling website 


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 MembershipForm . Subscription rates are on the form. We’ll send you your new membership card and 2016 Handbook.
Subs for 2016 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.


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If you rode the event, please read this:
1. One of the riders had his car damaged at the event HQ. It would appear the damage has been caused a rider in the event loosing control of their bike and possibly scuffing a pedal along the two offside doors. We would very much appreciate it if the rider responsible would come forward by contacting Dave Fenn, the organiser. Alternatively if there were any witnesses to the incident we would ask that you also contact him. Either way he would appreciate your assistance. Phone Dave on 01787 374284, or e-mail dave@cycleclubsudbury.com.
2. Also, a silver key (cylinder lock type) was found at the HQ.  If you think this might be yours, please contact Dave Fenn as above.

Many thanks to organiser Dave Fenn and his band of CCS helpers for a great event, in spite of the weather.
Despite the incessant rain, Cycle Club Sudbury still managed to attract a record number of riders for the Reliability Ride from Gt. Cornard. 160 hardy souls turned up to ride either the 46 or 28 mile routes through the soggy Suffolk lanes. 35 rode the shorter course which took them on circular route out as far as Bildeston and 125 explored the longer course on another circular route which touched the outskirts of Stowmarket. Riders arrived back at the Stevenson Centre base covered in road debris, with muddy faces.

CCS provided the largest contingent of local riders with 30 taking part, while other local clubs from Sudbury Tri-Club, Boxford CC, Hadleigh CC, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Colchester Rovers and Manningtree Wheelers were also present in good numbers. It was nice to see a good number of lady riders (10% of the total participants) turn up and finish the rides, most of who admitted to enjoying the experience despite the rain.
Also to benefit from the day’s activities by a donation of £150 to one of CCS’s chosen charities, the East Anglian Children’s Hospices (EACH).


If you’re a member, you’ll have received details of this by now, with returnable menu form. It will be held at Newton Green Golf Club, 7pm for 7.30pm.




Flyer 2016 (2)

Course22 mile (35 kilometre) Time Trial on the BS/24R. This is a sporting circuit course starting & finishing in the beautiful medieval village of Lavenham- for further details (inc.map & gpx.) see http://www.cycleclubsudbury.com/events/open-10

This year, the event forms part of the SpoCo East series: http://www.team-camb…east/index.htm

Start time: 08:00am
HQ: The modern & spacious, Lavenham Village Hall (CO10 9QT). Located at the rear of the public car park adjacent to the Cock Horse inn, opposite the church on the B1071 – very close to the start. Refreshments will be available before and after the event.
Prize money: (one prize per rider, except for Team & course record prizes):
Men; 1st – £25, 2nd – £20, 3rd – £15
Ladies; 1st – £25, 2nd – £20, 3rd – £15
Fastest Junior = £ 10
Fastest Team of 3 = £10 per rider.
Course record prizes: Insurance Brokers; Robins Row Limited of Long Melford have generously sponsored a series of course record prizes:

  • £100 for the person who sets the new overall course record (currently 00:48:08, Mark Arnold –CC Desiragear)
  • £75 for the Lady who sets the new Ladies course record (currently 0:51.41 Hayley Simmonds – Team Velosport)
  • £25 for the C.C. Sudbury or Boxford Bike Club member who sets the new fastest time by a male member from these clubs (currently 00:50:55 Simon Wright – C.C. Sudbury).
  • £25 for the female C.C. Sudbury or Boxford Bike Club member who sets the new fastest time by a female member of these clubs (currently 01:05:31 Samantha Segger – Boxford Bike Club).

Please note, no more than one prize can be claimed should a rider break more than one of these records (e.g. any lady setting the new overall course record is only eligible for one course record prize and/or any CCS/ BBC member record & Overall course record is only eligible for one course record prize ). Only one rider will be eligible for each particular course record prize. Club course record prizes open to First Claim members of respective clubs only.

Entry: on-line via CTT website: https://evententry.ctt.org.uk/ or by post with a CTT entry form sent to: Darren Rule, CCS Road Race Secretary, 34 Daking Avenue, Boxford, Sudbury,Suffolk, CO10 5QA
Fee: £8.00, please make cheques payable to ‘Cycle Club Sudbury’ (for postal entries).
Deadline for entries: 18:00 on 1st March 2016
E mail: roadracing@cycleclubsudbury.com Phone: 07747 643858


The season starts on 14 April; time you started that focussed training!
Riders’ target times for the 2016 season are here; 2016 TargetTimes.
Results for last season, and the results of the series points competition, are posted at the foot of this page.


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/ 
Sunday 21 February; Henham; 50, 100k
Saturday 12 March; Dunmow; 100, 200k
Saturday 19 March; Copdock; 100k
Saturday 19 March; Cambridge; 100, 200k
Saturday 26 March; Huntingdon; 200k
Saturday 26 March; Swaffham; 100, 160k
Saturday 2 April; Henham; 110, 160, 200k
Sunday 3 April; Stevenage; 60, 110, 200k
Saturday 23 April; Wymondham; 110k
Saturday 30 April; Manningtree; 300k
Monday 2 May; High Easter; 50, 110k
Sunday 15 May; Lound; 160k
And early notice of CCS audax rides from Long Melford;
Saturday 28 May; 100, 200k
If you’re not riding, why not help out at a control or the HQ?

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 7 February, West Suffolk Wheelers Suffolk Punch Sportive,; Bury St Edmunds.
Full details here; http://www.westsuffolkwheelers.co.uk/suffolk-punch-reliability-trial
Saturday, 13 February; AmisVelo Sportive, Boxted
Details here; http://amisvelo.com/sportive.html
Sunday, 10 April; Boxford Bike Club Sportive; on line entries, not many places left.
Details here; http://www.boxfordbikeclub.co.uk/the-boxford-tornado-grand-cycl/


Sunday 24 January; Thetford; Winter series

2016 Mud Sweat and Gears Races; Dates and Locations Reduced price for entries made before 1 March; http://www.mudsweatgears.co.uk/
Sunday 6th March – Hintlesham, Suffolk
Saturday 26th March – South East – TBC
Sunday 17th April – Henham Park, Suffolk
Sunday 8th May – Norfolk, Venue TBA
Sunday 22nd May – South East – TBC
Sunday 5th June – Hadleigh Park, Essex – Combined East and South East Regional Champs
Sunday 3rd July – Carver Barracks, Essex
Sunday 21st August – Radical Bikes,Essex
Sunday 4th September – Ickworth House, Suffolk
Sunday 25th September – Langdon Hills, Essex


Further details on the British Cycling website; https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/road
Sundays 14 February, 20 March, 10 April; Redbridge Go Ride series


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


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. The CCS Facebook page is the best place to check out dates for these rides.  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, and possibly earlier. The CCS Facebook page is the best place to check out dates for these rides. 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.   


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.


The Club’s British-Cycling trained coaches worked with youngsters over last summer at Great Cornard Sports Centre. Over the winter there will be occasional Saturday morning sessions; 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). 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.


Our occasional series of Saturday morning Winter Warmer rides, about 25 miles with a cafe stop, leaving Bildeston Market Square at 9.30am, next ride on 6 February. Our Tuesday evening rides  leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm have now finished for the winter.  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.


A increasing number of CCS riders are riding in Open Time Trials; results for 2015 here; see where all the records were broken!  Many thanks to Roger for compiling these results throughout the TT season.

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