King’s Lynn Go Ride to cycle from ‘Land’s End to John O’Groats’

Jorge Vieria
Jorge Vieria

On Saturday, July 2, King’s Lynn Go Ride are attempting to ‘ride’ from Land’s End to John O’Groats by completing 2,914 circuits of the Alive Lynnsport Athletics track.

They are cycling for East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH) and club funds.

The Junior Go Ride riders will start at 8am and with help for parents and local cycling clubs, including Go Ride’s affiliated club King’s Lynn Cycling Club, are hoping to complete the 874 miles in 10 hours.

As part of this event, British Cycling will present the Go Ride Club with its Clubmark certification. The presentation ceremony is taking place at 11am.

Invitations to the presentation will be sent out to King’s Lynn Mayor, sports development officers and to founders of the Go Ride Club.

As well as the Go Ride riders completing circuits of the track, there will be a cake stand, bike jumble and a tombola stall, all accepting donations on the day.

Wednesday evening last week saw a good turnout of 35 riders racing on the club’s 10-mile time trial route near Tottenhill. With a sunny bright evening and a moderate wind assisting the riders, this enabled many good times and a few personal bests along the way.

A very strong and determined Jorge Vieira is dominating this year’s club time trial season and came first with a time of 22.09 followed closely behind by Steven Neill in 22.22 and David Procter in 22.46.

Other KLCC riders’ times as follows: James Senter 22.56, Simon Hardy 23.54, Justin Gyton 24.40, Miles Thomas 24.53, Chris Levy 25.19, Phillip Seaman 25.38, Maciej Malyszka 25.54, Ben Smith 26.04,Kevin Piggott 26.08, Trevor Marshall 26.31, Peter Elsegood 26.34, Ming Lo 26.50, Ray Barnett 26.51, Richard Watson 26.53, Emma Thompson 27.59, Paul Hunt 28.10, Kay Burgess 28.24, Lewis Fulljames 28.42, Alec Marshall (junior) 28.55, Flo Thatcher 30.02, Sarah Hardy 31.04, Tye Rugg (junior) 31.50, Bethany Barnett (junior) 32.18, Heather Rugg 33.37, Geoff Allum 34.31, Maria Frary 35.11.

Visitors’ times: Phil Lee (Wisbech Wheelers). 23.01, Neil Empson (Anglia Velo) 23.24, Joe Empson (Anglia Velo) 25.08, Paul Willis (Wisbech Wheelers) 27.02, Shelley Walduck (Norwich VC ) 28.24

James Senter was racing in the Lea Valley CC Mm 10-mile TT on Saturday on the A11 near Newmarket.

Conditions were a very hot 24 degrees and there was a slight side wind.

He said: “I got two miles in and my throat was already dry. I managed to catch my minute man and two-minute man at the five-mile mark. I managed to finish the 10-mile in 21:39 with average speed of 27.8.”