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 (18 April until 29 August in 2019) 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 2019 this race will be on Sunday 18 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 will be held on Sunday 10 March 2019. 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 6 April, 2019, from Long Melford;
50k Mini Upper Stour, 100k Tour de Stour, 160k Classic Tour de Stour
On Saturday 20 July 2019, 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 27 2019 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 13 October 2019, 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. 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 27 miles, speed that of the slowest rider, cafe stop halfway. Just turn up! Bring your friends and relations. 9am from Market Hill, Sudbury.
Other various unofficial club rides are arranged by club members on the Cycle Club Sudbury Facebook page.
If you’re not used to riding with a group of riders, please read these notes.

The Club has a British Cycling trained youth coach. It would be appreciated if anyone wishing to take part in Juniors coaching sessions could contact  Chris Sampson,, or via the CCS Juniors 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.