Crowds to cheer on King’s Lynn 50-mile Road Race riders

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King’s Lynn Cycling Club urges spectators to come along and support 70-plus riders in its 50-Mile Road Race on Sunday.

This sold-out event will see category 3/4 cyclists from all over the UK racing through the villages of Grimston, Gayton and Great Massingham,

Starting from race headquarters at Holly Meadows School on Vong Lane, Pott Row at 10.30am, a rolling road closure system will be created by The National Escort Motorcycle Group followed by support vehicles with the peloton of 70 riders.

There will be a neutralised zone before the race rolls out proper from Vong Lane, turning right onto Gayton Road, Grimston before heading towards Gayton. The race then joins the B1145 turning left towards the Great Massingham junction, turning left here.

From here the cyclists will race to the Lynn Road junction in Great Massingham and race back along to Grimston. There will be a King Of The Mountains section on the road travelling up towards Great Massingham village and a sprint section in Grimston on Lynn Road where the finish line will be. This will be repeated with four laps totalling over 50 miles.

Great Massingham Church will be open serving refreshments and cakes. KLCC’s own team of bakers are serving refreshments and cakes at Holly Meadows School, with funds raised going to the school itself.

This year KLCC decided to offer the local primary schools the chance to design a cycle jersey competition. Gayton Primary School children took up this challenge. Thanks must go to Holly Meadows School for hosting the race again, Great Massingham Parish Council for opening up the church and the Borough Council for providing a much needed road sweeper.

Sponsorship has come from Walkers Skoda Cars of Lynn, Sealskinz of Lynn, Richardsons cycles of Lynn, West Norfolk Insurance Services and The Insurance Office.

Race director Annie Thompson commented: “With race day virtually here the excitement of it all is fantastic and the local community have been very supportive too.

“So please come along and support your local cycling club and cheer along the riders and experience the spectacle of what roadracing is all about.”

l Go Ride Children’s Club are organising a Go Ride Halloween Racing event at Lynnsport on Thursday, October 29 at 10.30am to noon. This is a British Cycling event aimed at 9 to 14 years old with MTB and CX racing.

Some bikes will be available on the day. Cost is £4 per child.

For more information contact Lee Broadhurst on 07724660989 and email leeb37.lb@gmail.com.