Published: Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
Pedal Lynn is a cycle challenge event on 27 May. Starting in the Tuesday Market Place, there'll be plenty to see and do for cyclists and spectators!
Local bike shop and events organiser Pedal Revolution have teamed up with King's Lynn Cycling Club and the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk to put together 'Pedal Lynn' - a series of rides aimed at all abilities and ages. Whether you are a regular weekend cyclist looking for a personal challenge, or just something different to do as a family on Sunday, Pedal Lynn has something to offer. Each route, ranging from the Family Hour Ride to the 100-mile route will be meticulously signposted, with drinks and food stops along the way, with full mechanical backup never far away.
- Family Hour Ride - 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 of the wide range of stops you decide to take!
- 25-mile route - heads east to Sandringham and again can be tackled by most riders over the duration of the whole day. It’s all about the journey, the sense of achievement and not just the destination. The oldest entered rider is over 90 and is a regular on Pedal Revolution events proving that age is no barrier to cycling.
- 50, 75 and 100-mile routes - longer and more challenging, these are aimed at more regular cyclists and 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.
You can book a place on any of these rides by visiting:
- Pedal Revolution on Edward Benefer Way, King's Lynn
- the event HQ marquee on the day of the event
The Tuesday Market Place will also have a host of activities throughout the day, as it is transformed into a riding, coaching and competitions arena. Pedal Revolution are bringing their life-sized Scalextric-like mountain bike track which will be free to ride for anyone over 8 all day. Pedal Revolution and King's Lynn Cycling Club coaches will be running a programme of sessions at noon, 1pm, and 2pm offering coaching for youngsters and parents to improve confidence, bike handling and awareness through an innovative and engaging series of games.
Pedal Revolution’s coach Neil Turner explains: “Come along to our coaching sessions and through learning the bike limbo, sumo bike wrestling and the legendary tortoise race your core everyday skills that can make you a safer rider will be transformed – and you will have a ball in the process!”
Coaching sessions are just £3 or £10 for all three and include your entry into the Pedal Lynn Championships at 3pm where every participant will receive a souvenir Pedal Lynn medal. All coaching proceeds will go directly to East Anglian Air Ambulance with King's Lynn Cycling Club and Pedal Revolution volunteering their time. “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 so what’s stopping you? Pop down, learn some new skills, transform your confidence and bike handling and help keep EAAA flying", adds Neil Turner.
There will also be tea/coffee/snacks, ice cream, tombola and cakes; an East Anglian Air Ambulance charity stall; a pop-up cycle store including accessories; free MOT-style bike checks - just bring your bike along!
Pedal Revolution Pedal Lynn timetable
8-10am: riders book-in and leave for the 50, 75 and 100 mile routes
10-11am: riders book-in and leave for the 25 mile route
11am-1pm: Riders book-in and leave on the Family Hour Ride
Coaching sessions for 8-88 year olds at noon (Tortoise Race), 1pm (Bike Sumo), 2pm (Bike Limbo) with Pedal Lynn Championships for youngsters and parents at 3pm.
Free Total-Trax mountain bike course riding outside of coaching sessions noon-4pm.