Mildenhall Cycling Rally at Mildenhall
Mildenhall Cycling Club will once again be promoting their annual cycling festival over the August Bank-Holiday weekend in 2013.
The Rally isn't expected to see any major changes to the tried and tested line-up of events over the three days, confirmed one of the organisers Mark Burchett saying that ""we are now working hard to make sure everything is confirmed in time for Easter when we plan to release the full details.""
The Rally has been a very popular event with top riders that have gone on to win National and International recognition. Riders such as Olympic champions Victoria Pendleton CBE and Nicole Cooke OBE who honed their bike handling skills on Mildenhall's grass-track have both recently retired and more recently Laura Trott was a regular at the Rally, until she shot to prominence two-years ago at the Commonwealth Games before taking the London Olympics by storm in 2012.
The Rally will be held at its usual venue, at the Mildenhall College of Technology Sheldrick Way site from Saturday 24th - Monday 26th August 2013. Demand for the onsite camping and caravan spaces is always high, with all pitches last year allocated in advance of the event, so we would encourage everyone to watch out for when the bookings forms become available on the Rally website."" said Mark Burchett.
For those that prefer a bit more comfort, the Mildenhall Club will once again be providing a list of local B&B's, guesthouses and hotels.
The grass-track will as ever form the centrepiece of the Rally, with a full supporting list of grass-track events everyday from 12 noon. The highlight of these will be the Women's National 800m Championship. Other competitive events will include a Madison Cyclo-Cross and especially for the under 17's there will be the ever-popular Children's Duathlon and the under 16's the Go-Ride Skilful Riding.
On the touring front, Suffolk DA (District Association) of the Cyclists Touring Club will be organising 50, 100, 200 & 300km Audax Rides on the Saturday. For those that want something more relaxing, Mildenhall Cycling Club will have their range of touring leaflets, offering a variety of scenery of varying distances.
There will be a two-day Trade Show (Sunday and Monday) open to the public. Other attractions will include the ever-popular Cycle Jumble and Quiz Nights. Every day there will be the Children's Sports, while on the Sunday and Monday there will be the bouncy castle and face painter, both free of charge. Additionally there will be further free entertainment on the Sunday with a circus skills-workshop and on the Monday, Adam Strange with his Magic and Puppet Shows!
|Sat 24 - Mon 26 Aug 2013|
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