As it’s the start of the year, the Reliability Ride season kicks off soon. For those who don’t know, Reliability Rides challenge people to ride a certain distance in a certain time (not too fast though!), as a test of the season ahead.
Cycle Club Sudbury are having theirs on Sunday 27th January, offering fast and slow paces for 27 miles and 46 miles. More info and sign up details can be found at www.cycleclubsudbury.com
More info will be published soon on the IBC Reliability Ride, which will hopefully have better weather conditions than the last 2 years!
On the 19th November the newly elected committee met for the first time since the AGM.
Several issues were discussed including the new club paypal, the awards night, and club kit supplies and distribution. We’d also like to remind members we still have committee spots open, get in touch if you’d like to volunteer.
Next Thursday, 1st Nov, is our club AGM. Come along for the chance to see how the club’s run, have a chat on ideas for the club, maybe consider volunteering for one of the open committee positions, and vote on club member of the year. 7pm Thursday 1st at Greshams.
The following vacancies exist for next year’s committee:
Coaching Secretary, Time Trial Secretary, Youth Representative, Ladies Rep and Male Rep.
The Hill Climbing season is upon us again, so, as last year, we are heading back to Semer and Watson’s Hill for the 2018 event, followed by the Half Wheel competition just round the corner. On Saturday October 6th the SSR (Saturday Social Rides) will head over to Semer, so that those who want to have a go can and others can offer their support. We really hope that you do decide to give it a go as you’re going to have to ride up the hill anyway. 😉. Saturday social ride leads will be taking mixed groups directly there from Northgate, leaving just before 9am. Registering will be done on the day at the bottom of the hill between 9:45 and 10am. We are hoping to get the first Rider off before 10:15. We really would like people to give support to those as they reach the summit but also don’t want people standing around for too long getting cold. Therefore we are suggesting that when you want to, you can carry on and regroup at Corncraft cafe for cake and coffee before we make our way back to Ipswich, doing the half wheel challenge on the way back. The half Wheel challenge is always a fun chance of a trophy and everyone is in with a chance. Please note the Sudbury Open is the following weekend (Sunday 13th) so it’s a great chance to test those legs.
The Cycle Club Sudbury Open Hill Climb, incorporating the EDCA Championship, is to be held on Sunday 14 October, first rider off at 11.01am. This event is held on the BHC/1 course, at Watson’s Hill Semer, on a closed road.
HQ Semer Village Hall, on the B1115 Hadleigh/Bildeston road.
If you’ve attended before, you’ll know this is a great event to ride, and also to watch; refreshments available at the HQ before and after the event, and also not far from Hollowtrees and Corn Craft cafes.