Watch cyclists Rip Up the Ravine in Gorleston this weekend

Competitors in the Gas Hill Gasp in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley

Competitors in the Gas Hill Gasp in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Archant 2013

The Ravine Rip Up, the first of it’s kind in Gorleston, hopes to attract members all over the community to help promote cycling in the area, and put on a spectacular uphill cycle race for beginners to club riders alike.

Cycling is the fastest growing sport in the UK as more and more of us take to pedal power and enjoy the benefits of being physically active. A new community sprint challenge aimed at new riders has been organised that will conquer the legendary Victorian ravine on Marine Parade Gorleston on Sunday.

The Ravine Rip Up is a cycle race like no other. Organised by Pedal Revolution Gorleston there are two unique events - a fun relay race for novice teams of three riders with the emphasis on firmly on fun and a knockout solo sprint event to find the fastest male and female rider on the day - The King and Queen of the Ravine (plus for under 16s the Prince and Princess prize!)

The event is open to all ages and all abilities. You do not need a special bike or racing kit and teams for the fun event are urged to use it as opportunity to raise funds for their sports, community or good causes.

With the ravine only being 100 metres in length, riders will start along the promenade in order to pick up their speed, and then race to the top. It is achievable by all and hire bikes from Great Yarmouth Bike Project are available.

Riding practice starts from 12-2pm, with the Community Fun races from 2-3pm, and the King and Queen of the Ravine from 3.30pm-4.30pm. Entry fee is £10 for a team of three and £4 for the solo race with all profits going into local community cycling projects.

Entry forms are available from the Gorleston Pedal Revolution store or online at and click on “Events”.