Cycle race returns after 42-year gap

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The Return to King’s Lynn cycling event is back on local roads after an absence of 42 years.

The road race is on Sunday, October 19, starting 10.30am at Holly Meadows School in Pott Row.

This was quickly a sell out event when advertised on the British Cycling website with 70 riders from different parts of the UK competing (see for a list of riders).

This is a category three/four road race event.

The road race is 50 miles consisting of four laps passing through the villages of Grimston, Gayton and Great Massingham and could expect some riders to be exceeding 40mph from Massingham to Grimston.

There will also be a ‘King of The Mountains’ section starting from Massingham village centre.

Along with the 70 riders there will be motorbikes from the National Escort Group who recently provided escort to the 2014 Tour of Britain and will be responsible for a rolling road closure programme ahead of the peloton.

Accompanying this will be cars with official race commissionaire and other support vehicles creating a fantastic atmosphere for the race

With the Tour De France, Tour of Britain and Le Vuelta a Espana having recently been on our TV screens, organisers are urging local people to come along and share the excitement of a local cycle race by cheering on the riders and thus create a vibrant atmosphere.

The best places to view this race as it unfolds will be Lynn Road, Gayton, Castle Rising Road at Great Massingham and the village centre in Grimston.

On the day at the road race headquarters at Holly Meadows School it is planned to have other activities hosted by Lynn Cycle Club.

There will be a planned Go Ride session with coaches for children, and refreshments of cakes and drinks for riders and spectators, and stalls,

This race is the brainchild of the KLCC committee who are passionate about bringing the race back to Lynn.

The full starting address is: Holly Meadows School, Vong Lane, Pott Row, King’s Lynn PE32 1BW.

For further information go to www.kingslynncycling