Some of King’s Lynn CC’s Prudential Ride London 100 Bike event riders, from left: Phil Seaman, Lynne Howlett, Jon Cowan, Simon Peach, Nicola Brown and Ali Borrman.
Safer Summer Staycation
Safer Summer Staycation

CYCLING: A group of King’s Lynn Cycling Club members are preparing to go ton-up for charity.

They will be taking part in the Prudential Ride London 100 Bike event on Sunday, July 31.

Starting from the Olympic Park at Stratford, they will ride 100 miles through Surrey, tackling Leith and Box Hill before finishing in The Mall.

Phil Seaman is riding for MIND; Lynne Howlett for Stroke Association; Jon Cowan for Motor Neurone Disease Association; Simon Peach, British Heart Foundation; Nicola Brown, air ambulance; Ali Borrman, Downs Syndrome Association, and Kersten Muller, Simon Hardy and Gary Bowles for Meningitis Now.

The Rapha Ladies Ride Challenge on Sunday saw females riders from Lynn CC take part in a national 100k ride.

They met up with other club riders who were returning from the Dunwich Dynamo ride, which took place on Saturday night. Riders in that event had cycled from London to Dunwich and then back to West Norfolk.

Thirty riders took part in Lynn CC’s weekly time trial on the Tottenhill 10 course.

Jorge Vieira continued to dominate with a personal best of 21.32. David Procter was close on his heels in 21.42, ahead of Steve Neill 22.10, James Senter 22.45 and Simon Hardy 23.18.

Other times were: Jonny Falcao 23.44, Miles Thomas 24.39, Justin Gyton 24.49, Simon Light 25.04, Maciej Malyszka 25.14, Chris Levy 25.27, Martin Johnson 25.42, Peter Elsegood 25.52, Phillip Seaman 26.02, Lewis Fulljames 26.43 (jun), Kay Burgess 27.05, James Dewart 27.59, Paul Hunt 28.32, Bethany Barnett 29.17 (jun), Sarah Hardy 30.06, Nicky Neill 30.22, Tye Rugg 30.23 (jun), Flo Thatcher 30.35, Peter Barber 30.56, Maria Frary 33.19.

Sunday saw a day of fantastic racing by members of King’s Lynn Go Ride club with podium finishes in all three of the races they entered at Welwyn.

Sterling Smith and Philip Bingham put in strong performances in the u10s, with Florence Barnett comfortably winning the u10 girls’ race.

In the u14 race, Tye Rugg put in a strong start, while Bethany Barnett put in her best ride of the season, mixing in the main bunch and battling with an u16 rider on her way to winning the u14 girls’ category.

A great evening of Go Ride Racing was held at Alive Lynnsport with children aged eight to 12 enjoying an evening of various races.

Tye Rugg won a time trial involving 13 riders in 16.66, ahead of Bethany Barnett 17.37 and Thomas Manning 19.29.

There will be a series of holiday clubs in King’s Lynn and Downham Market. They are at the cricket pavilion at Lynnsport on August 4, 8 and 15 (10am-noon and 1pm-3pm), with Tour de France and Olympic-themed events. At Downham Memorial Field it is on August 10, 17 and 24 (10am-noon and 1pm-3pm). Bicycles and helmets can be provided or you can bring your own.