King's Lynn and West Norfolk Bike Users Group
Rides normally start at 10 am outside the front door of Lynnsport, on the Sandringham Cycle Path, unless stated otherwise. Rides vary from a few miles round town to longer trips of forty miles plus. If in doubt, please start with one of the short rides and build up to the longer ones.
Fear not, they are absolutely NOT a race. The pace is relaxed and stops are as frequent as necessary (or when thirsty!). There is usually at least an experienced rider guiding us from the front and another at the back of the group so no rider is left behind by mistake. Please don't worry that you'll slow us down because (usually) we're riding to see interesting things, not to set any speed records. This is cycle-tourism - it's to go places, not to go fast - and if pressed, we mumble 10mph as a guess at our speed.
Our rides are mostly on cycleways and quiet roads. On the few sections where we use busier roads, we'll usually form small bunches for safety in numbers. If you can control your bike well enough to ride to the start safely, that's probably good enough. Children are welcome if accompanied, but please be realistic about how far they'll want to ride. We have some safety policies in place.
Except for some sort of cycle and yourself, no particular equipment is required. Whether you ride a mountain bike, hybrid, commuter, racer, folding, tricycle, recumbent, tandem, fixed single-speed... anything goes and often has! Most riders bring some sort of bag (often attached to the bike) with a bit of food and drink for longer rides, a basic puncture repair and tool kit, but it's really up to you. Riders are generally kind and help if they can.
We normally have a social and campaigning meeting once a month from about 7.30pm on the second Thursday of each month. This takes place at the Ouse Amateur Sailing Club bar in Ferry Lane, just off King Street, King's Lynn, near the Arts Centre.
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