Returning cycle race on road to success

MLNF'Tony Payne

MLNF'Tony Payne

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Lynn Cycle Club are pleased to report that the Return To King’s Lynn road race that took place on Sunday was a great success.

This race saw riders complete 50 miles consisting of four laps of the club’s summer TT route which passed through the villages of Grimston, Gayton and Great Massingham.

Tony Payne

Tony Payne

More than 50 riders took part from various clubs and parts of the UK.

The peloton was led out behind lead cars for a mile during a neutral period before the race started. A strong back wind helped the riders leading to the ‘King of the Mountains’ section at Great Massingham but was then against them on the downhill route towards Grimston.

On the third lap, there was a breakaway by two riders, but the strong head wind on the final three miles was against the peloton and could not be caught. A massive crowd greeted the winner, Danny Parker, followed by a very close second, Tom Timble. Andrew Bean from Wisbech Wheelers came in third. The peloton came in close behind after a very competitive finish.

Many people turned out to support and cheer on the riders in the three villages and thanks must go to all involved who helped and supported this historic race.

KLCC

KLCC

Thanks to Walkers (Skoda cars) of Lynn who provided a car for the race support team, and Tesco and Sainsbury’s supermarkets for donations.

Vo2 bikes supported the event too and special thanks to Mark Richardson of Nordic Walking, and race organiser Wayne Marks for his commitment to making this race happen after 42 years’ absence.

Also thanks to Holly Meadows School in Pott Row for use of their school as race headquarters where a successful ‘Go Ride’ Session was hosted by Lynn CC for children with support from the club’s coaches.

Top ten results: Danny Parker (Greenwheel Cycles), 2 Tom Timble (CC Ashwell), 3 Andrew Bean (Wisbech Wheelers), 4 Gavin carter (Stowmarket CC), 5 Thomas Parker (Greenwheel Cycles), 6 Phillip Large (Iceni Velo), 7 Paul Miller (Athlonsport), 8 Darren Rutterford (Aylsham RC), 9 Ben Keeley (Lynn CC), 10 Josh Housley (Cambridge CC).

MLNF Cyc4

MLNF Cyc4

Other leading Lynn CC riders: 14 Matthew Senter, 28 David Proctor, 31 Tristan Haskins.