Nostalgia: King’s Lynn Open Cycle Race back in 1971

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

Cycling might have become the big thing in Norfolk in recent years.

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

But there were plenty taking to their bikes in the era of long hair and flares more than 40 years ago.

These archive pictures show riders giving their all in the 1971 King's Lynn Open Cycle Race, which was staged on roads around the town.

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

Are you in any of the pictures or do you remember anything about the race?

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library


You may also want to watch:


King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

Most Read

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library

King's Lynn open cycle race, 29th March, 1971. Picture: Archant library - Credit: archant library

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter