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



British Cycling have agreed with Sport England that BC-affiliated clubs can recommence club organised group rides of up to 15 riders, from 29 March.
Cycling Time Trials have confirmed that both Open (Type A) and club (Type B) timetrials can also commence from that date. CCSstarted the Thursday evening time trial series on 6 May. 
AudaxUK have also authorised audax rides; CCS audax rides on 17 July will now go ahead .
All of these events will be organised and run differently, if covid restrictions are still in place. Fuller details below.
Updates will be made here when the CCS committee agree the resumption of any other club activities.


What’s Next In The Calendar?



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




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.


All rides leave Market Hill Sudbury on Sundays at 9am. Social distancing at the start.
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. 25-45miles long
Medium Group- Riders at a rate 15-18mph usually on race bikes, sometimes stopping at a Café. Social ride in which no one gets left behind. 25-55miles long
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+.

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.
Our first ride will be Sunday 23rd May meeting on Market Hill at 9.00am.  Details of the cafe stop and ride leader will follow next week as part of the club’s normal weekly notification of rides. 
Covid-19:-To comply with government’s guidance on Track and Trace you will need to return the notification form sent out by email to club members each week if you intend to ride or give contact details to the ride leader on the day of the ride.  Please still observe social distancing and mask wearing where required.

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.


These  recommenced on Thursday 6 May. Post covid lockdown, these will also be very differently organised, for club first and second claim members only this season – no visitors, unfortunately.

If you’re intending to ride, please make sure you read and act on the following ; 2021TTProcedures

The full schedule for the 2021 season is here; 2021TTList 
Marshalling list link;2021MarshallingList. If you are intending to ride any TTs, you will need to marshal at least twice during the season. Please e-mail robin@cycleclubsudbury.com with FOUR dates on which you are available, as soon as possible.

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.


A increasing number of CCS riders are riding in Open Time Trials. CCS riders results for the latest  season – 2020, covid 19 curtailed, 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.


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.
CCS-organised audax rides will take place on 10 April from Long Melford (now ‘sold out’) and 17 July from Bildeston.


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


See the British Cycling website for details of all local races.
The CCS Len Finch memorial road races are scheduled for Sunday 15 August, if covid 19 allows.


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


We hope to commence our Tuesday evening rides  leaving Bildeston Market Square at 6.45pm when covid 19 allows. The rides  last about an hour, lengthening as the light improves. There are two rides; a short ‘slow’ ride for beginners/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. 
We also run Saturday morning Winter Warmer rides, held approx every four weeks from October to March. 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.
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.