CYCLING: The King’s Lynn Cycling Club evening time trial season got under way last Wednesday.
Despite the cool temperatures, there were some impressive times with Jorge Vieira completing the 10-mile course in exactly 21 minutes to take victory.
Runner-up was Ben Stancombe in 22.27 while Ray Barnett started the year with a personal best of 23.35, pipping James Senter for third place.
The juniors category was hotly contested with all three posting times below the half hour. Fastest was Bethany Barnett, 13, in 28.41. Alec Marshall, 15, was second in 29.29, followed by 13-year-old Tye Rugg, 29.56.
The old school categories, for those riding traditional bikes, were won by Simon Light (men, 25.12) and Heather Rugg (ladies, 35.05).
Other times: Stephen Twell 24.33, Jonny Falcao 25.34, Jonathan Kidman 25.37, Chris Levy 26.41, Ming Lo 28.27, Simon Hardy 31.22.
Preparations continue apace for the King’s Lynn Weekend of Cycling on June 3 and 4.
On the Saturday Go Ride Juniors will be attempting to cover the mileage from John O’Groats to the Champs-Elysées in Paris by completing 3,838 (954 miles) laps of the athletics track at Lynnsport. Registration is from 8.30am and hour time slots are available for booking.
Various other activities will be going on, including a treasure hunt, tombola stall, cake stall and bouncy castle.
All money raised on the day will be split between the A-T Society and the Go Ride Club.
On the Sunday, the first Lynn CC West Norfolk Sportive takes place over three fantastic routes through the West Norfolk countryside at distances of 25m, 50m and 75m, leaving Lynnsport from 9am.
Entry is £10 for the 25m, £15 for the 50m and £25 for the 75m with proceeds going to the A-T Society charity.
There is mechanical assistance and a recovery vehicle on hand, supported by Pedal Revolution. The entry fee includes a free coffee/cake voucher for Lynnsport, free parking, use of the changing facilities in Lynnsport, finisher’s medal, Lynn CC car sticker, entry number, free refreshment stop (50m & 75m routes only) and an Alive fitness seven-day pass.