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; 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.audaxuk

 

CORONA-VIRUS

Most club activities have now resumed, with the relaxing of covid restrictions. Please bear in mind that mask-wearing is still required in some settings.

FACEBOOK PAGE: HERE

What’s Next In The Calendar?


CCS EVENTS DIARY

CCS FALLING LEAVES HILL CLIMB, SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER, WATSONS HILL, SEMER BHC/1

A great event, thanks to Dan Upton, CCS, for organising everything.
Results;
Male;
1. Chris Crabtree, Orwell Velo, 45.4s
2. Oskar Everett, Stowmarket and Dist. CC, 46.1s
3. Phil Large, Iceni Velo, 47.0s
Female;
1. Laura Davies, Orwell Velo, 1m03.6s
2. AshiaFenwick, Orwell Velo, 1m03.9s
Emilie Wix, Orwell Velo, 1m05.2s
Junior/Juvenile;
1. Oskar Everett, Stowmarket and Dist CC, 46.1s
2. Arthur Hitchen , Orwell Velo, 53.7s
3. Charlie Boldock, Tri Sudbury, 56.4s
Team; 
1. Orwell Velo. Chris Crabtree, 45.4s; Matt Day, 47.3s, Stephen Clark, 49.1s 
2. CCS. Mathew Shotbolt, 52.9s, James Rush, 1m00.0s, Charlie Heeks, 1m05.9s
CCS fastest male rider; Mathew Shotbolt, 52.9s 
CCS fastest female rider; Angie Lesslie, 1m06.5s, new CCS rider course record; was Isabella Johnson, 1m12.4s, 14/10.2018. 
CCS fastest Juvenile/Junior; Benjamin Boldock, 2m18.3s

Full results here; CCS Hill Climb 2021 (1)

 STRAVA: link here to CCS Strava page (only works if you’re a Strava member)


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TO JOIN CCS 

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 2021 are unchanged, at;

Juvenile £5, Junior £8, Senior £18, Senior over 65 £12, 2nd claim member £12, Family £24. 

If you’re already a member, subscriptions paid for last year, 2020, will now be rolled over for 2021, expiring in January 2022, owing to the lack of club activities last year.
If, however, you feel able to support the club financially by making a donation to club funds, possibly but not necessarily equivalent to the subscription rate, it would be much appreciated. Payments can be made by bank transfer, (account name Cycle Club Sudbury; Sort code 20 83 50 Account number 30308188, Ref; Donationor by posting a cheque to our membership secretary, Robin Weaver, 14, Chapel Street, Bildeston, IP7 7EP (“Donation” on back of cheque, please).

As subscriptions are covering two years, only one “£10 off first clothing order” will be available during this two year period.

CCS SOCIAL CLUB RUN AND SHORTER CLUB RUN

All rides leave Market Hill Sudbury on Sundays at 9am. Social distancing at the start, based on the riding groups.
Slower Group- Riders at a rate of 10-14mph on a variety of bikes, always stopping at a Café. Social ride in which no-one gets left behind. About 45-50 miles long.
Medium Group- Riders at a rate 15-16mph usually on race bikes, usually stopping at a Café. Social ride in which no one gets left behind. usually about 45miles long.
Medium fast group, similar to the above, but at about 18mph.

Fast Group- Riders at a rate 19mph+ always on race bikes, sometimes stopping at a Café. Usually aggressively ridden with riders sometimes left when close to rides completion. 55miles+.

PLUS – an additional occasional shorter ride, as follows;
The club is restarting a type of Sunday Ride it used to organise a few years ago for cyclists who are fairly new to the activity, for those returning after a lay off or those who just want a short social ride. 
The aims of the ride are for it to be a social activity and for the participants over a period of time to develop their confidence in riding in a group and gradually extend their cycling ability and gain even greater enjoyment of cycling.    You’ll also meet some really helpful and welcoming folk. 
Many former participants now ride with our social ride on Sundays and have confidently extended the range of their rides.
The format of the ride is for it to be a fairly local ride. The ride leader adjusts the pace of the group so it is comfortable for everyone.   Actual time spent riding is about an hour and a half split by a coffee break and time for a chat.   An effort is made to to try and keep the hills to a minimum, but Sudbury being in a valley means there must be one or two to get out of the town!  Usually the group is quite small, often not more than six riders in total which makes it easier to negotiate lanes when there is traffic.
These rides will be held occasionally, to suit the demand.
If the weather should be very poor please check on the club’s website facebook page to see if the ride has been cancelled.

Please ensure that you read and act on the following; Covid Sunday Rides

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; these are currently limited from 29 March to groups of 6 riders.

 

2021 THURSDAY EVENING TIME TRIAL SERIES 

The season is now finished (last event on 26 August).

The results for the season are here;
2021 ENDOFSEASONTTRESULTS
The results of the Points Competition are here;
2021 ENDOFSEASONPOINTSRESULTS
Congratulations to the following;
1st place   Lindsey Hobden  (2nd Claim member so no trophy but medal)

2nd place  Kirsty Fenner
3rd place   David Fenn

The full schedule for the 2021 season is here; 2021TTList 

Please note we now have a revised Club rule; 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.


OPEN TIME TRIALS

A increasing number of CCS riders are riding in Open Time Trials. CCS riders results for the 2021 season to date 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 2021 events on their websites; SPOCO East; here; SPOCO South East here.

CCS riders who took part in the SPOCO East competition this year had fine results.
John Bradbury is the highest placed CCS rider with 681 points for an excellent 3rd place overall (just 4 points short of 2nd place) and securing 2nd Vet (40-49 age category).
Riding his first season with CCS, Nick Webber proved to be a useful addition to the clubs regular SPOCO riders finishing in 6th place with 645 points and 1st place in the Super Vet (60-69 age category).
Caroline Wyke had a busy season riding 15 of the 22 SPOCO East events with her best 6 rides accumulating 551 points for a superb 11th place overall picking up the first lady award and beating some of East Anglia’s best lady riders.
David Fenn finished with 517 points for 13th place overall and 1st King Vet (70+ age category).
Finally, for their season long efforts CCS riders secured the top team award with John, Nick and Caroline, beating Loose Cannon Conditioning by 24 points.

 

UPCOMING AUDAX RIDES

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 theAudaxUKcalendarAnyone can enter these events.
AudaxUK have stated that audax rides can now return. It is possible individual organisers may not wish to hold events, so check the AudaxUK Calendar page.

Sat 25 Sep 2021 Blaxhall, Suffolk 100km (113km) The Suffolk Byways
Sat 02 Oct 2021 Churchend,Dunmow, Essex 200km (200km) Richard Ellis Memorial 200
Sat 02 Oct 2021 Churchend, Dunmow, Essex 100km (103km) Richard Ellis Memorial 100
Sun 10 Oct 2021 Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft 100km (100km) The Silly Suffolk
Sun 10 Oct 2021 Carlton Colville,Lowestoft, Suffolk 200km (200km) The Silly Suffolk
Sun 10 Oct 2021 Carlton Colville,Lowestoft, Suffolk 150km (160km) The Silly Suffolk
Sun 21 Nov 2021 Carlton Colville, nr Lowestoft, Suffolk 100km (100km) The Waveney Wander
Sat 04 Dec 2021 Witham, Essex 100km (100km) The Stansted Airport Express

 

LOCAL RELIABILITY, SPORTIVE AND CHARITY RIDES

Full details, and entry for most events, on the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events


ROAD RACING

See the British Cycling website for details of all local races.
CYCLOCROSS/MTB/GRASS TRACK RACING

Further details on the British Cycling website at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/cyclocross


BILDESTON COMMUNITY CYCLING

We  run Saturday morning Winter Warmer rides, held approx every four weeks from October to March (the first on 16 October). 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.
 
We also run Tuesday evening rides  from April to August, leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm. The rides  last about an hour, lengthening as the light improves. There are two rides; a short ‘slow’ ride for beginners and 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. 
 
Any queries contact Robin Weaver; e-mail robin@cycleclubsudbury.com, or phone 01449 741048.

 

What's Going On In The Site

Make sure you keep up to date with what has been happening here on the CCS website.
Or you can try the archives where you will be sure to find something from the past that is worth a good read.