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.



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.

Please note we have a revised Club rule this year; all riders must have working front and rear lights, either flashing or constant, fitted to the bicycle in a position visible to other road users, and active while the bicycle is in use

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/

Fri 5 July; Dunmow; 300k
Sat 20 July; Bildeston CCS audax rides from Bildeston.
Three audax rides;
103k Bildeston Lanes audax; a very popular circular route on mainly traffic free quiet lanes, with cafe stops.
168k 100 Miles of Suffolk Lanes audax; to the coast at Orford, via Thornham, Framlingham, and back via Wickham Market and Debenham; mainly on quiet lanes with little traffic, visiting attractive towns – short bits of minor A and B roads.
209k Suffolk Lanes Extravaganza audax; the big one! Again to the coast at Orford, via Eye, Halesworth, and back via Framlingham and Debenham. Quiet lanes again, and attractive towns and villages, plus the chance to tick off three castles during the day.
On line entry available via the AudaxUK website. Entry £6 by post, £6.50 on line (+£3 for insurance if not AUK or CTC member).

Just turn up on the day for the following rides. A 25 mile Challenge Ride, with a cafe stop; £3 entry. 5 and 11 mile family routes also available; free.
Good routes, route sheets and refreshments, as always with CCS. GPX tracks available. Book early to avoid disappointment!
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 21 July; Essex Castles, Colchester


See the British Cycling website for details of all local races.
Wed 12 June, and subsequent Weds; Trinity Park series; http://suffolkcycleracing.co.uk/
Sun 7 July; Thurlow
Sun 14 July; Great Chishill
Sun 21 July; Hanningfield
Sun 28 July; Abberton
Sunday, 18 August; CCS/British Cycling/ERRL Road Race, Bulmer course, HQ at AFC Sudbury. Mens race Cat 2/3/4 9am, Womens race Cat 2/3/4 1.30pm. Further details to follow. If you’re able to help with the running of this event, Darren Rule would be pleased to hear from you.


Further details on the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross
2019 Mud Sweat and Gears Series; full details here; https://www.mudsweatgears.co.uk/

Sunday 7th July – Hintlesham
Sunday 18th August – Radical Bikes
Sunday 1st September – Phoenix Cycleworks
2019 Maglia Rosso CX Evening Series; full details at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross
Tuesday 14 May
Tuesday 11 June
Tuesday 2 July
Tuesday 23 July
Tuesday 13 August 


Our Tuesday evening rides  leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm start for the 2019 summer season on 30 April. 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. 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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