Club Events

The clubs holds a whole range of events to meet most cyclist’s needs. For full details use the links on the left.

Time Trials
During the warmer months the club holds a season of time trial events. These take place every Thursday evening (late April until late August) from the local town of Lavenham, based at the public car park beside the Cock public house opposite the church. We have four courses varying in length from 8.5 to 13.2 miles.
We welcome visiting and new riders to our time trials, but riders must be a member of Cycle Club Sudbury or another Club affiliated to Cycling Time Trials (CTT), for insurance purposes.
For further details, use the link on the left. For weekly Results and Points Series Results, see the postings at the foot of the home page.

Open Time Trial
The Club is running  the 35k (22 mile) Mad March Hilly Open Time Trial on a course from Lavenham. This will be held on Sunday 9 March 2014. For further details, use the link on the left.

Audax
The club organises Audax rides during the year; you don’t need to be an AudaxUK member to ride. These are distance and endurance rides, not races. For details of what audax rides are, and how they work, click here.
On Saturday 29 March, 2014; New CCS audaxes from Wormingford, organised by Viv Marsh;
the mighty Wormingford Dragon, 218k, visiting Saxon Street near Newmarket, Hawstead, Stonham; and the Wormingford Wyrm, 112k, visiting Hawstead.
On Saturday 31 May, 2014, from Long Melford;
105k Edmund’s Folk Sally Forth, 211k Edmund’s Folk Sally Forth and Paddle!
On Saturday 26 July 2014, from Bildeston;
104k Bildeston Lanes, 168k 100 Miles of Suffolk Lanes, 209k Suffolk Lanes Extravaganza..
Club riders also take part in other audax events, often riding as a group.
For full details of all audax events, see the AudaxUK website; http://www.aukweb.net/index.htm

Reliability Ride
So you have had too much over Christmas and the bike has gathered dust. What better way to prove that you are fit and ready for the coming year; a Reliability Ride.
To be held on Sunday January 26th 2014 and taking place over two different distances with two separate finish times for each distance.
Use the link on the left for full details.

Hill Climb
An Open Hill Climb event is run by the Club each year, incorporating the East District Cycle Association Championship. This will be held on Sunday 19 October 2014, at Semer. Use the link on the left or see the homepage for full details.

Sunday Club Runs; two types, depending on how fast you like to ride!

Fast training rides

Sunday morning winter fast training rides, leaving from Market Hill, Sudbury, at 8:30am. Rides to be at about 18/19 mph, possibly faster closer to the TT season.  On days when there are particularly bad conditions (especially ice), the ride start may be postponed. In this case, an email advising the new time will be sent. This may possibly only go out on the morning, but will also be posted to the club’s Facebook group. Rides will usually be of around 50 miles. The route will be different each week, but 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! Mudguards recommended on wet days.

In the summer (lighter evenings!) there are instead Tuesday evening  fast training rides, 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 hard ride. There are now two groups, a fast training group & a slower group, still meeting and starting at same time. (No-one will be dropped and left by themselves in the slow group). One or two riders are continue with these rides through the winter – usually arranged via the CCS Facebook page.

Social club run and shorter club run

The weekly social club run leaves Market Hill Sudbury at 9am every Sunday. About 35-38 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 with a group of riders, please read these notes.

Training
The Club has three British Cycling trained youth coaches. Coaching sessions take place in Great Cornard on a Saturday morning starting at 10 am and last about 1 hour.  It would be appreciated if anyone wishing to take part could contact Kirsty White; kirsty@cycleclubsudbury.com

Social events
These run throughout the year, and include family days, social rides, a quiz night, club meetings with guest speakers, Watt Bike evenings, trips to velodromes, and an annual dinner and awards presentation evening.