King’s Lynn’s Go Ride Club receives Clubmark accreditation

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Lynn’s Go Ride Club has joined a select group of clubs across the country by fulfilling the necessary criteria to achieve British Cycling’s prestigious Go-Ride Clubmark status.

Clubmark is a universally acknowledged cross sport scheme introduced by Sport England for sports clubs which recognises high standards in welfare, equity, coaching and club management.

Clubs are required to submit a portfolio of evidence to show that they meet the relevant criteria, including suitably qualified volunteers, regular coaching sessions and club development plans.

Throughout the application process, The Go Ride Club demonstrated an environment that ensures member welfare and promotes cycling as a lifelong sport.

First launched in 2014, the Go Ride Club, which is affiliated to Lynn Cycling Club, now has a thriving junior membership of 16. Coaches hold sessions at Alive Lynnsport, which offers young riders an ideal traffic free cycling venue, an opportunity to improve bike handling skills and a pathway into cycle sport.

Nigel Hampton, British Cycling regional development manager for the Eastern region, said: “My congratulations go out to King’s Lynn CC on achieving Go-Ride Clubmark status.

“The coaches and volunteers work extremely hard to provide opportunities for young people to get involved in cycling.

“I look forward to continue supporting them in the future as I’m sure that the club will go on to do great things.”

Go Ride sessions at Lynn Cycling Club run every Tuesday during school term time at 6pm and new riders are more than welcome to turn up to have a go. For further information, please visit the club’s website at: www.kingslynncyclingclub.co.uk or visit the Kings Lynn Go Ride Facebook page.

For more information on British Cycling’s Clubmark accreditation process, visit: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubmark

n Twenty eight riders participated in Lynn Cycling Club’s weekly ten-mile time trial,

Riders failed to be detered by a breezy evening, accompanied by the risk of a short, sharp shower.

The fastest rider of the evening 10 went to Lynn Cycling Club’s Jorge Vieria in a time of 22.19.

He was followed closely by David Procter, also from Lynn CC, in 22.40, and Steve Neill, of Lynn CC, in 22.47.

Other KLCC riders times were: James Senter 23.20, Justin Gyton 24.20, Simon Hardy 24.41, Miles Thomas 25.14, Maciej Malyszka 25.19, Ben Smith 25.20, Chris Levy 25.27, James Dewart 25.33, Phil Seaman 25.41, Marcus Hopkins 25.58, Kevin Piggott 26.27, Trevor Marshall 26.36, Martin Johnson 26.39, Gavin Buffham 27.08, Paul Hunt 27.31, Neil Holland 27.33, Kay Burgess 28.07, Elaine Roesner 28.50, Emma Thompson 29.17, Flo Thatcher 30.58, Tye Rugg (junior ) 31.12, Peter Barber 32.13, Paul Rugg 33.11, Charlotte Parker 36.32.

Visitor: Myles Higby (Loughborough Students CC) 24.41.