Club Events

The clubs holds a whole range of events to meet most cyclist’s needs. See the website homepage, and the CCS EVENTS DIARY.

Time Trials
During the warmer months the club holds a season of time trial events. These take place every Thursday evening (14 April until 25 August in 2016) 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.

As well as taking part in time trials run by the Club, members also take part in Open time trials run by other clubs and organisations, usually but not exclusively in East Anglia. Trophies are awarded for the fastest annual times for each distance (10 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, 100 miles) in these events.

Some Open time trials are SPOCO (Sporting Courses) events, on hilly and/or technically difficult courses, rather than courses noted for fast rider times. The Club now has a trophy for the rider accumulating the highest number of points, awarded relative to placings in events, rather than times, from their best 5 events during the season. A link to the 2016 SPOCO East and South East series calendar is here.

Open Time Trial
The Club hosts  the 35k (22 mile) Mad March Hilly Open Time Trial on a course from Lavenham. This will be held on Sunday 13 March 2016. For further details, use the link on the left.

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 28 May, 2016, from Long Melford;
100k Tour de Stour, 200k Grand Tour de Stour
On Saturday 23 July 2016, 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;

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 31st 2016 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 16 October 2016, 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 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. 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.

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;

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