Borough mayor David Whitby joins Paul Anderson on a tandem during the Go Ride End to End ride at Lynnsport.Picture: Ming Lo.

CYCLING: The mayor took to the saddle to help members of King’s Lynn’s Go Ride group complete a marathon ride from Lands End to John o’Groats at Lynnsport on Saturday.

Borough mayor David Whitby was also on hand, with regional British Cycling coach Alison Lilley to present King’s Lynn Go Ride with their Clubmark certificate.

Sixty riders helped the Lynn youngsters reach their target of 3,516 laps of the athletics track to cover the same mileage as the famous End to End route.

Local riders were supported by guests from Leicester Cycling Club (who were doing their own charity event from Leicester to Heacham and back), Velo Watton and King’s Lynn MTB.

The event was in support of East Anglia’s Children Hospices and Go Ride funds with about £650 expected to have been raised.

King’s Lynn CC rider Kay Burgess clocked a time of 27.44 in the Norwich ABC 10 mile time trial.

In Peterborough, James Senter compete in a the Peterborough CC/Alston Country Homes Regional B 3/4 Road Race.

The race was won by East London Velo’s Christian Vincent but Senter said: “The race was over 55 miles and we averaged 25mph.

“As it was my second road race of the year and I haven’t raced since April, I knew it was going to be tough for me.

“I just kept in the bunch for the four laps and waited for the sprint to the finish.

“I got blocked in but managed to roll over the line in the top 20.

“The conditions were bright and sunny but we were buffeted by crosswinds on some exposed sections, making for tough racing.”