Published: Wednesday, 12th June 2019
One of Norfolk’s finest locations will host the British Cycling National Championships time trials at the end of this month.
On Thursday 27 June, the king and queen of British time trialling will be crowned on the royal Sandringham Estate. The men and women will travel around a course that goes through Anmer, Bircham, Docking, Fring, Dersingham and back to the royal estate.
Borough Council Cabinet Member Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds explained: "We pride ourselves on giving people a warm west-Norfolk welcome and Sandringham offers a beautiful location to cheer the best cycling sportsmen and women in our country. We want to encourage people to come along and cheer on the riders."
The men’s time trial travels 25.9 miles and the women’s is 17 miles. The public are invited to come and support the riders at Sandringham between 9:00am and 4:00pm.
The Bike Users Group (Bug) are creating a bike train heading to Sandringham to go and watch the time trials. They will leave King’s Lynn railway station at 9:15am, Lynnsport at 9:25am, North Wootton Green phone box at 9:45am and Castle Rising at 9:55am, arriving at Sandringham at 10:15am.
As part of the Great British Cycling Festival, young people can try King’s Lynn Go Ride Club on 25 June at Springwood High School between 6:00pm and 7:00pm or 30 June at Lynnsport from 10:30am.
Go Ride has been arranged to attract under 16 year olds to fun cycling. Activities include musical tyres, limbo, pass the bottle and many other games designed to develop cycling skills and love of cycling.
The road race takes place on Sunday 30 June, starting and finishing in Norwich, cycling fans can cheer the riders along at Holkham Hall and Burnham Market.
King’s Lynn Cycling Club, alongside Sandringham and West Norfolk Cyclists, will be meeting at Lynnsport on Sunday at 9:30am to ride to Holkham to cheer on the road race.
The Bike Users Group will be riding a shorter distance on Sunday morning, meeting at Lynnsport at 10:00am and stopping to watch the road race on a TV at a local venue.
You can find out more on The Great British Cycling Festival website.
On 27 June, roads around Sandringham, Dersingham, Docking, Bircham, Fring, Anmer and West Newton are closed from 9:00am to about 7:30pm for the Time Trials. There will be short intervals in between events when roads may briefly re-open.On Sunday 30 June, roads around Holkham and Burnham Market will be part of a ‘rolling road closure’ from about 10.30am whilst the Road Race races through.
Further updates on activities and road closures can be found at www.gbcyclingfestival.co.uk.