King’s Lynn go pedal to the metal at Snetterton for charity

KLCC riders participating at Snetterton Race Track for charity E.A.C.H the nook project.

KLCC riders participating at Snetterton Race Track for charity E.A.C.H the nook project.

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Friday saw many King’s Lynn Cycling Club members attend a bike event at Snetterton race circuit to complete as many laps as they can during a specific time period.

This was in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice charity, The Nook Project.

KLCC Go Ride

KLCC Go Ride

Tomorrow is the Fun Day and 10-mile TT at Tottenhill Village Hall and Field to raise money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice.

KLCC are hosting this event to offer club members, friends and family and members of the public who would like to attend to ‘have a try ‘ at a time trial on their Tottenhill course.

Cost for the TT is £3 and signing on is between 12.30pm and 1.30pm with the first rider off at 2pm. Rear working light and helmet are needed to participate.

Also at the event will be cakes and refreshments, a Go Ride for children on the field and bike jumble, a tombola and other stalls. All proceeds to go to the Nook Project.

Preparations are well in place for the club’s forthcoming road race on Sunday, October 18. This will see up to 60 to 70 category 3/4 riders racing through the villages of Grimston, Gayton and Great Massingham on a four-lap course totalling 50 miles.

KLCC said: “With the likes of the recent Tours of France, Spain and soon the Tour Of Britain a real excitement is happening in bringing road racing to West Norfolk again.”

More information on this and other activities see www.kingslynncyclingclub.co.uk

l The KLCC Go Ride Children’s Club, based at Lynnsport, is a summer holiday session.

Go Ride officially starts back on Tuesday at 6pm at Lynnsport track for 8 to 14 years.

Karl Hawes, Go Ride coach, and Alison Lilley, British Cycling coach, ran a session.

The riders went on the track for a team ride. They had to ride in threes around the track and the first rider had to pull off and allow the other two through, but to add to the mix, they had to pass on either the left or the right dependent on which way the wind was blowing across the track. So on the straight, last 100m of the track, they had to pass on the inside, with the rider at the front protecting his team mates from the wind as they moved over and to the rear of the line.

On the grass, in a track set out with cones, they had to complete a lap, then the second time round they had to dismount from their bikes whilst still moving. They did this several times, changing from one side to the other.

They also had a go at doing track stands.

They also did races around the track, sometimes with a low gear, others where they had to ride a quarter of the track standing up. To mix it up, Lilley had them staying in lanes or putting those who came first in one race, last to get away in the next.

At the end of the session, they all went round in a circle, inside cones.

As the last rider went round, the cones were moved closer to the centre of the circle. If they put their foot on the ground, they were disqualified and had to move away from the circle.