Pedal Lynn rides into West Norfolk
PUBLISHED: 08:43 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:43 25 May 2018
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Cyclists will be heading for West Norfolk on Sunday for the first Pedal Lynn.
Local bike shop and events organiser Pedal Revolution have teamed up with Kings Lynn Cycling Club and West Norfolk council to put together a series of rides at Pedal Lynn aimed at all abilities and ages.
Each route, ranging from the family hour ride to the 100 mile epic route will be signposted with drinks and food stops along the way, along with full mechanical back-up.
The family route is based around the historic town centre and uses mainly cycle paths and quieter roads. It is easily achievable by all and should take around an hour to complete depending on how many stops you decide to take.
The 25 mile route heads east to Sandringham and again can be tackled by most riders over the duration of the whole day.
The longer and more challenging 50, 75 and 100 mile routes aimed at more regular cyclists use a combination of a western loop to Sutton followed by the Sandringham oriented eastern loop after stopping back in the Tuesday Market Place for lunch.
The oldest entered rider is over 90 and is a regular on Pedal Revolution events proving that age is no barrier to cycling.
All profits from the event are going to East Anglian Air Ambulance and finishers will all receive a medal.
The Tuesday Market Place will also have a host of activities throughout the day. You can drop in to the Event HQ marquee on the day to book your ride (if you have not already entered on www.pedalrevolution.co.uk/events or by popping into Pedal Revolution on Edward Benefer Way) and the car park will be transformed into a riding, coaching and competitions arena.
Pedal Revolution and Kings Lynn Cycling Club will be running coaching sessions for youngsters and parents at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.
Pedal Revolution’s coach Neil Turner said: “We would love to see parents join in and ride with their youngsters. The bike limbo in particular does get very competitive with families. If you don’t have a bike we have several to loan out. Pop down, learn some new skills, transform your confidence and bike handling and help keep EAAA flying.”
Riders book in for the 50, 75 and 100-mile routes from 8 - 10am, the 25-mile route from 10 - 11am and the family hour from 11am - 1pm.
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