CCS Reliability Ride 2008

February 5, 2008

The club has once again made it into the press, thanks to some words put together by our own Roger Rush.

Cycle Club Sudbury – Reliability Ride – Sunday 27th January 2008 

C.C.S. organised their first event of the year in the form of a traditional Reliability Ride from the Stevenson Centre in Gt. Cornard. These rides are used to ‘kick start’ riders training schedules for the coming season and were held over two courses. The longer one at 48 miles, touched the edge of Stowmarket with the shorter version at 27 miles reaching Bildeston. The organisers were surprised at the popularity of the event as 95 riders arrived on the day, which were 30 more than the previous year. All the local clubs from East Anglia were well represented and the entry included a visiting pair of riders from the Camel Valley Club in Cornwall. C.C.S. was the largest participant with 18 riders, which was a good effort, considering the size of the club. With a minimum ride time allowed for each course, there were some fast finishing times recorded for the majority of the field as they enjoyed some rare winter sunshine around the Suffolk lanes. One visiting rider unfortunately found himself off course as he found himself about to join the A14 trunk road and had to make some hasty back tracking to rejoin the correct route. Only 7 riders did not finish the two courses and C.C.S. were congratulated by many of the riders for another well run event.
Sunday Club runs are still taking part from Sudbury Market Hill at 9.00am and new riders are always welcome to join in for a 30 – 40 mile jaunt through the quiet surrounding lanes which includes the obligatory ‘café stop’.