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									Calendar of Events

July to September

Tri-A-Sport Holiday Activities

Tri-A-Sport Coaching is running a series of Go Ride coaching sessions during
the summer holidays aimed at ages 8 to 12 as an introduction to cycle sport.
 With the Tour of Britain coming through Norfolk on the 16th September these
sessions provide a great introduction to bike racing for youngsters. The
activities will be fun, exciting and challenging and will help riders to develop
the bike handling skills that will make them safer, better and faster than their
friends and that they can apply to a series of races put on during the day.

Our intention is to show youngsters that cycling is an accessible and
enjoyable sport and we hope that they go on to join their local club.

Sessions are being run in conjunction with various local authorities and can
be booked by contacting their Sports Development Department.

28th July 10am to 3pm – Sprowston high School *
4th August 10am to 3pm – Spixworth Village Hall *
11th August 10am to 3pm – Rackheath Village Hall *
18th August 10am to 3pm – Buxton Primary School *
25th August 10am to 3pm – Cawston Village Hall *
31st August 10am to 3pm – North Walsham **
1st September 10am to 3pm – Stalham Sports Centre **
2nd September 10am to 3pm – Cromer Sports Centre **
16th September 10am to 3pm – Holt **
16th September 10am to 3pm – Bewilderwood, Hoveton **

* Sessions run in conjunction with Broadland District Council
Contact BDC Business Support and Leisure on (01603) 430570

** Sessions run in conjunction with North Norfolk District Council
Contact NNDC Leisure & Cultural Services on (01263) 516305

Eaton Park 18 August 11am – 4pm
British Cycling workshop as part of KidZone event

Sloughbottom Park 19 August 11am – 2pm
BMX „come and try‟ workshop for beginners (NB: Spaces are very limited so I
will be advertising this mainly through the ActiveKidz programme at the
Norman Centre and taking bookings on a first come, first served basis).
August to September
Sundays - Norwich Criterium Series
The Lotus Cars Cycle Race League (LCCR) have obtained permission to use
the Norwich Airport Park & Ride on Sundays in August and September. Local
clubs are organising the events under British Cycling rules. There will be a
range of races to suit riders of all ages and abilities.

Five local clubs have put their names to one of the races each providing
support on the day and in the lead up.

8 August supported by North Norfolk Wheelers – go to their Website
15 August supported by Extreme Sports Therapy – go to their Website
22 August supported by Norwich Amateur BC – go to their Website
5 September supported by Great Yarmouth CC – go to their Website
12 September supported by VC Norwich – go to their Website

Registration – 30 minutes before your race
Go Ride Racing (Junior Sessions)        9.30-11.30am                        £2
Youth A&B (BCLicence)                   12.15pm                30 mins      £5
Go-Race Ladies                          1pm                    20 mins      £5
Go-Race (Non BC Members)                1.30pm                 20 mins      £5
BC C+ 4th Cats                          2pm                    40 mins £8 (£10)
BC C+ Elite 1/2/3 Cats                  3pm                    50 mins £8 (£10)

Please see the Lotus Cars Cycle Racing website to book and for more details
Or alternatively contact Ken Joliffe on (01953) 681755

Summer holiday children’s courses at Norfolk libraries

Libraries across Norfolk are offering children a chance to join in with a range
of courses to keep them and their bikes safe.

A full list of courses can be found on the library website

The courses include:

Level 1 Basic Cyclist Training. Casualty Reduction Section
This scheme allows cyclists of 7+ years to practise the basics of balance and
control in a safe off road setting.

Level 2 On Road Cyclist Training. Casualty Reduction Section
This scheme allows students of 9+ years to start to learn techniques and
strategies so as to safely interact as a cyclist with other road users in a
structured manner.

Bike marking course run in partnership with Police community Support

There is also a Tour of Britain 2010 Cycle Quiz where children up to the age
of 13 can test their knowledge of road safety and get the chance to win a
brand new bike. For children (to age 13)

The courses will need a minimum of six children to run. Further details about
these courses and how to book them will be available from the participating
libraries from early July. Alongside these events libraries will be running a
cycling quiz for under 13s throughout the summer holidays.

August 10th – Holt Library
Bicycle Road Safety Course Level 1 and display
Please contact the library or Road Safety Team for more details

August 11th – King’s Lynn Library, 10am – 3pm
Bicycle Road Safety Course Level 2
For further information and to book your place call Sandy Reid on 01945

August 12th – Aylsham Library, am
Display and Bike Marking
Please contact the library or Road Safety Team for more details

August 13th – Wells Library, 10am – 3pm
Bicycle Road Safety Course
For further information and to book your place call Sandy Reid on 01945

August 16th – Wroxham Library, am
Please contact the library or Road Safety Team for more details

August 17th – Sheringham Library
Bicycle Road Safety Course
August 20th, Sprowston Library, 10am – 3pm
Bike Road Safety course outside Sprowston Library with lunchtime Highway
Code quiz in the library. Booking essential.

August 27th – Gaywood Library, 10am – 3pm
Bicycle Road Safety Course Level 2
For further information and to book your place call Sandy Reid on 01945

Broads Authority Activities, August to September
The Broads Authority has a wealth of activities and events planned for August
and September to keep those of you holidaying in Norfolk entertained around
the Tour season.

For more detailed information please download the programme of events via
this link

15th September
Concert by the Quayside, 7pm
The Quayside, King‟s Staithe Square, King‟s Lynn

16th September – Race Day!

Start Events, Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn
On the day itself there will be children‟s events, BMX demonstrations, vintage
bikes on display and Go Ride races to entertain everyone on the Tuesday
Market Marketplace from 9am until 1pm before the Borough Mayor sets off
the Tour around the Town Centre on a „neutral lap‟ at 11.00am

On 16 September Hunstanton will welcome the Tour of Britain riders,
supporters and friends to our fabulous Victorian seaside Town. We plan to
mark the occasion is style with a fun packed day of celebrations and festivities
for both visitors and residents. The Town has so much to offer with water
sports, amusements, an array of shops and delicious eateries and this will be
added to on the day with special activities on The Green for both children and
adults. All this super fun will be caught on camera as the filming helicopter
passes through our skies.
National Trust – Free Spectator Parking

Three National Trust properties along the route are open and welcoming
spectators to the Tour of Britain by offering free parking on the day. Why not
stay around after the riders pass to explore these beautiful properties and
gardens? -

Blickling Estate
Near Aylsham, Norfolk NR11 6NF

Blickling Hall has been at the heart of this North Norfolk community for
centuries. One of the most imposing and majestic stately homes in Norfolk, it
offers you a glimpse into what it was like to live in a country house in the
carefree days before the outbreak of war. The gardens are also a delight at
any time of the year, come and enjoy the seasonal colours that this space has
to offer, play croquet with friends and family or explore the wider estate when
you hire a bike and discover Blickling by pedal power.
House open race day (16 September) 11am – 5pm.

Felbrigg Hall
Near Cromer, Norfolk NR11 8PR

Felbrigg‟s walled garden must be one of East Anglia‟s finest. Renowned for
its national collection of Autumn crocus, this traditionally laid out garden has a
good many modern surprises to be found. The garden team have created
enviable and inspiring double borders, herb beds, pottager gardens and the
kitchen garden supplies the restaurant with much of its needs. The variety of
ancient fruit trees are a treat to behold. Whilst you‟re there, why not take a
walk on the wild side?
Stride out across the landscaped park to imagine the vision of the great
landscape designers of the past planning the grand avenues, serpentine
lakes, woodland belts and iconic gothic tower that make this parkland so
House is closed race day (16 September) but the garden is open 11am – 5pm

Sheringham Park
Upper Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8TL

With miles of fabulous scenic countryside and spectacular views over the
north Norfolk coast, Sheringham Park is the perfect place to escape for a day.
This wonderful landscape park was created in 1812 by one of the country‟s
most famous designers, Humphry Repton. Very little has changed since he
completed what he called “my most favourite work” and today you can
experience a sense of peace and tranquillity as you stroll through the miles of
waymarked walks or take to two wheels.
Park is open race day (16 September) dawn to dusk, Visitor Centre is open
10am – 5pm

Holkham Hall
Holkham Hall will be open on the day of the tour from 12-4pm as the Tour
travels through the Holkham Estate.

The Stables Café at Holkham will also be joining in the celebrations making
special “Tour” cakes to celebrate the occaision.

Sheringham Shantymen, Wells Quay
The Sheringham Shantymen will be serenading the Tour as it passes along
the Quay in Wells.

Sheringham Little Theatre
The Flying Scotsman (15) 96mins
September 16, 2010 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Tickets £5 (under 16s £2.50)

Based on the remarkable story of Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree who, in
1993, broke the world one-hour record on a bike of his own design
constructed from scrap metal and washing machine parts. Obree was an
unemployed amateur who battled bureaucracy and his own inner demons
along the way, and an unlikely champion who won the hearts of a nation.
Riveting and inspirational.

Free Swimming
Splash Leisure & Fitness Centre
Special Tour of Britain Free Swimming provided for all

Free Swimming
Victory Swim & Fitness Centre
Special Tour of Britain Free Swimming provided for all

King of the Mountain Refreshments
West Runton Village Hall
Refreshments for spectators travelling to or from „King of The Mountain‟
sections (please note refreshments will be charged for)
Aylsham Market Place, 11am-3pm
Local produce and craft market in Town Hall. Local food marquee, special
lunches and refreshments available from pubs and businesses in the Town.
Cycling marquee with ride information, tips and maintenance plus penny
farthing on display. Live music from local band. Launch of Aylsham Car

Aylsham Music Society presents Cathy Wilcock (Oboe), Emma Penfold (Cor
anglais) and David Price (Oboe) - Beethoven, Gordon Jacob, Rimsky-
Korsakof. The concert will be held at St Michael's Church Aylsham from 1-
2pm, entrance is £6, children free with refreshments available for £4 from

People will pour out on to the streets from schools, houses and places of work
to cheer on the Tour of Britain riders as they race through the historic city of
Norwich in the early afternoon of 16 September.
The city route will present them with steep challenges at Grapes Hill and
Gurney Rd Mousehold Heath and many sharp twists and turns when they
power through the city centre. The stretch between the Forum and St
Andrews Hall will be lined with people waving flags cheering and there will be
many cycle related activities that supporters and spectators can engage in.

The Forum 8am – 4pm
      8am – 10am. Come and enjoy a healthy breakfast and create a bike art
       mural on Millennium Plain.
      10am – 4pm Free bike checks with Cycle UK
      Vilier showcase with demonstrations and give-aways
      Sustainable transport display with the Energy Saving Trust
      Norwich Cycle Speedway club display with bikes and info
      Norwich Flyers BMX club display with information
      Sport Development stand with info about all cycle clubs
      12pm – 3pm Fusion short films of bike art and the Norfolk TOB

St Andrews Plain 1pm – 3pm
    Bike checks with Dr Bike – book your bike in on the day
    Clowns
    Live music
The Norwich programme is supported by Norwich City Council, The Forum
Trust, British Cycling and Active Norfolk
Repps cum Bastwick

For a good roadside race vantage point on the A149 why not come to Repps
cum Bastwick?

The Village Hall will be open for teas, coffees and light lunches from 11.00am.
The Playing Field has a good car parking area and the Village Hall offers toilet

(Follow on travel to Great Yarmouth via the B1152/A1064/A47 Acle Straight)

Great Yarmouth
As the crowds get ready for the riders to race through Great Yarmouth to the
finish of Stage 6, SeaChange Arts will be throwing a pedal powered party to
help you go cycle crazy!

On Yarmouth‟s seafront, from 11am there‟ll be antics galore as Artist, Kate
Munro is on hand to help indulge your bike in the travelling „Pimp Your Bike
Trailer.‟ Bring along your bike and decorate it with a little Victorian

At 11.45 and 12.45, the Think Bike Stunt Display Team provide a breathtaking
stunt cycle demonstration, and then from 11am you‟ll be able to step on board
the Out There Pedibus. Take a jaunty journey around town or sit back and
enjoy live music… in motion, from local groups The Ferries and Love Hate

The amazing Rimski and his pedal powered piano will also be on hand from
11.15am, to regale the crowds with his unique blend of cycle cabaret while
Johnny White brings us art-on-a-bike with his fleet of weird and wonderful
kinetic sculptures.

Bringing a little Gallic chaos to proceedings, French street arts company
Generik Vapeur will be in Yarmouth‟s Market Place at 1pm. Twelve rural
bike-riding policemen are lost in town and cause mayhem and panic with a
plethora of conflicting information. Generik‟s „traffic of actors and machinery‟
may literally bring the town to a halt! Follow their antics all the way to the
seafront in this hour of hilarious pandemonium.

The cycle theme will continue throughout the weekend when SeaChange Arts
stage the Out There festival of street arts in the town‟s St. George‟s Park: Sat
18 & Sun 19 September:

Dersingham Library, 4pm
Bike Marking
Safeguard your bikes by having them security marked. Booking is essential so
please call 01485 540181

25th September

Sponsored Bike Ride
A sponsored bike ride will take place in aid of the Prostate Cancer Charity.
The ride will run backwards along the North Norfolk route from Holkham to
Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre in Sheringham. All participants get a free
swim and shower at Splash afterwards and fitter cyclist can go on to tackle
the “King of the Mountains” hill at West Runton/Aylmerton.

Contact Karl Read at North Norfolk Borough Council for more details

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