King’s Lynn cyclist Senter so close to securing licence to thrill

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On Saturday two riders from King’s Lynn Cycling Club

(KLCC) took part in the Milton Keynes Bowl Circuit Series.

James Senter was seeking to gain more points in obtaining his category 3 licence.

He is now one point away from achieving this after he finished 10th out of the 80 riders .

Also Simon Light from KLCC participated for his first race here, also searching for category licence points. He managed to complete most of the race and retired just before the finish, gaining valuable experience.

Senter described his race as: “It went ok and it was two degrees with a cold wind. Very hairy and the circuit was sketchy. I didn’t have much confidence as it was a wet track and I was on a training ride last Sunday and came off my bike on a bend again doing 17mph, so that was in my head.

“A rider knocked into me. I nearly came off and had to unclip both legs to balance myself. I carried on and it was a pretty fast race; average was 24.5mph. On the last lap I was sitting about 25th place and still there on the final slope to the finish line.

“I then powered up the slope making places up, caught the top ten but just couldn’t get past the rest as there was no room through.”

On Good Friday, March 25, is KLCC’s first time trial event of the season. This is a 10-mile TT on the clubs’ own Tottenhill course. Signing on is from headquarters at Tottenhill Village Hall from 10am. Cost is £3 per adult rider and £2 for juniors (parental permission and form to be signed to participate). A rear working light and roadworthy bike are needed.

There will be a bike jumble and refreshments in the Village Hall at Tottenhill. Also a Go Ride session for children will be held on the playing field. See the website for more information

KLCC strives to be an all inclusive group and welcomes all types of ages and abilities. The club offers specific spinning classes and on road training sessions as well as social rides, thus enabling to help cyclists improve fitness whilst enjoying this in a social atmosphere.

For more information of upcoming events and forthcoming time trialling dates see the website.