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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLUB EVENTS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS; CHECK THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY TAKING PLACE!

Time Trials
During the warmer months the club holds a season of time trial events. These take place every Thursday evening (15 April until 26 August in 2021) 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 8.3 to 13 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. Club 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 all the SPOCO events they ride during the season.

Road Races
The Club runs a Regional B race for 3rd & 4th Category riders  on the Bulmer circuit (4 laps, 50 miles, 81k). In 2021 this race, the Len Finch Memorial road race, will be on Sunday 15 August, full details on the British Cycling website.

Open Time Trial
The Club hosts  the 35k (22 mile) Mad March Hilly Open Time Trial on a course from Lavenham. This was to have been held on Sunday 7 March 2021. Now CANCELLED.

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 10 April 2021, from Long Melford;
100k Tour de Stour, 200k Grand Tour de Stour
On Saturday 17 July 2021, from Bildeston;
50k audax, 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 30 2022 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. It’s held on a closed road, and is a great event for riders and spectators alike. This will be held on Sunday 10 October 2021, 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! Social club run and shorter club run

The weekly social club run leaves Market Hill Sudbury at 9am every Sunday. There are usually two groups; a regular ride of about 40 miles, with a cafe stop, and a slightly shorter more leisurely ride, again with a cafe stop, at the speed of the slowest rider. Back about 12.45 – 1.00pm. There is a nominated ride leader. New riders, visiting riders, and those thinking of joining the club are welcome; you can take part in up to three ‘taster’ rides before joining the club.
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.

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.