Hundreds enjoy first Pedal Lynn cycle day
Organisers of a new cycling event based in the heart of Lynn say they are already planning for next year after hundreds got into the saddle at the weekend.
The inaugural Pedal Lynn started in the Tuesday Market Place on Sunday morning with riders tackling routes ranging from between eight and 100 miles.
That heralded the start of a packed day of bike-themed activities, which raised around £1,100 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).
The event was jointly organised by Pedal Revolution, to mark the recent opening of their new premises on the North Lynn Industrial Estate, the King’s Lynn Cycling Club and West Norfolk Council.
Pedal Revolution owner Neil Turner and event secretary Helen Rainbow said the town centre had provided a “fantastic” venue and they had learned a lot from it towards the planning for 2019.
The participants were set on their way by the borough council’s deputy leader, Elizabeth Nockolds, who said: “It was so exciting for the council to be involved with a very fast growing sport.”
Riders from all across the region gathered to take part in the ride, with starters including Guinness world record holder Robbie Ferri, who rode the 50 mile route as part of his training programme. Children as young as nine also completed that distance.
The day also offered a raft of other activities including coaching sessions and live music, plus the opportunity to browse a range of trade stands.
Further donations to the EAAA in support of the event can still be made online via www.eaaa.org.uk/events/pedal-lynn-sportive-aid-eaaa/.