King’s Lynn club to celebrate 85 years’ cycling

David Procter at Ely
David Procter at Ely

Sunday saw King’s Lynn Cycling Club represented by David Procter at the Ely and District CC “Hardriders” 25 mile Time Trial staged on the BS19 course near Little Downham in Cambridgeshire.

Some 90 riders participated in this event which is traditionally one of the first early time trials of the season and giving riders a chance to fully test their winter training.

From left to right.  Tye Rugg, Philip Bingham, Antoni Malyszka, Freddie Lo, Ben Shepherd, Sterling Smith, Bethany Barnett, Andrea Campbell, Florence Barnett, Esmie Kidman, Jacob Good and Charlotte Smith.

From left to right. Tye Rugg, Philip Bingham, Antoni Malyszka, Freddie Lo, Ben Shepherd, Sterling Smith, Bethany Barnett, Andrea Campbell, Florence Barnett, Esmie Kidman, Jacob Good and Charlotte Smith.

Winner of the event Mark Arnold of CC Desireagear clocked a time of 56.21, David’s official time being 1.04.12.

Procter described his race as: “It was a tough ride with the low temperatures and a North Easterly wind. The course was very challenging with muddy surfaces, tight corners, uneven surfaces and pot holes. I finished around 17th place out of a field of 90 riders. There were a lot of crashes and it was not pretty.”

l KLCC was founded in 1931 and celebrates 85 years of cycling with the Reliability Ride on Sunday as its first ride coming out of the winter season, going from Alive Leisure Lynnsport in Lynn at 9am.

You don’t need to be a member to participate; just turn up with a roadworthy bike with spare inner tube and join a group suitable for you to challenge yourself.

There are two routes available and two different target times for both. Object of the ride is to get back to Lynnsport in the allocated time allowed.

100k route: Cappuccino Group departs at 9am. Target time is 4hr 10min to 4hr 45min. Espresso Group at 9.15am, target: 3hr 30min to 4hr 05min.

50k route: Cappuccino Group departs at 9.30am, target: 2hr 10min to 2hr 40min. Espresso at 9.45am, target: 1hr 40min to 2hr 10min.

Signing-on will be from 8.30am, cost is £3 per rider.

All information is on the website www.kingslynncyc lingclub.co.uk.

Pictured above are children involved in the Go Ride Club half term races and coaching sessions on a grassed area beside The Shed at Lynnsport on Monday.

The children enjoyed expert coaching sessions in the morning, led by qualified coaches, to help develop bike handling skills followed by races in the afternoon.

The cold weather didn’t deter the children from learning and participating. They all enjoyed the experience and valuable knowledge gained including tackling the skills required to cycle and race around a marked out course on the grass .

This was successfully assisted by helpers, parents and members of KLCC who came along to provide timekeeping and marshalling for the races.

For more information on Go Ride see the website.