King’s Lynn Cycling Club had eight members participating and three riding for charities at the Prudential RideLondon 100 Bike Sportive Event on Sunday.
The charity riders were Kersten Muller and Simon Hardy, who rode for Meningitis Now and raised more than £1,000, and Peter Barber for the British Lung Foundation, raising more than £500.
Both charities have Just Giving pages still open for donations – see www.kingslynncyclingclub.co.uk for further links and information.
All members had a fantastic experience with the weather being cool to start with and soon warming up to be perfect cycling conditions for all to enjoy.
With an early start in the morning, KLCC lined up with 25,000 other riders in set time slots/pens at The Olympic Park in Stratford.
They cycled on closed roads around London into the Surrey countryside tackling classic famous climbs, namely Newlands Corner, Leith Hill and the famous Box Hill before cycling back to London finishing down The Mall to huge crowds.
All commented that the experience of riding on closed roads on the third year of the Prudential RideLondon 100 event was tremendous and the atmosphere was great.
The crowds’ support, cheering them on through the many villages and towns, added to the pleasure and thrill of riding in a big sportive event.
After the sportive the professional riders tackled the same route.
Wednesday, July 29, Tottenhill 10 TT
On a perfect summer’s evening for time trialling, 20 KLCC riders participated along with three guest riders which added to the competitive edge of the club’s Wednesday evening time trial.
Gary Empson from Anglia Velo was the fastest rider of the night in a time of 20.28. Matthew Senter was the first KLCC rider home in a time of 20.57, followed by Marcus Hopkins in 23.19.
Other KLCC riders times were: Simon Hardy 23.24, James Senter 24.03, Miles Thomas 24.06, Chris Levy 24.52, Phil Seaman 24.57, Steve Green 25.33, Ben Smith 25.40, Simon Howling 25.49, Jamie McRann 25.54, Emma Thompson 26.26, Neil Holland 26.52, Kay Burgess 27.13, Glynn Smith 28.13, Paul Freear 28.44, Jo Brooks 29.26, Peter Barber 29.32, Andy Sennett 29.39, Maria Frary 30.50. Other guests: Ian Higgins 26.08, and Chris Harrison VCM 27.18.
l Senter won the open Stowmarket and District CC 10 on the B10/36R. He recorded a time of 21.11 against a strong field.
He commented: “On Sunday I competed in my first open 10TT in Stowmarket and 59 other riders competed in good conditions. I didn’t feel I had my best ride and felt I could have completed the course quicker, but was pleased to finish in that time.”