Mildenhall Cycling Club have published details of the events and attractions at this years Mildenhall Cycling Rally. Celebrating its 25th year, the rally will take place over the August bank holiday weekend – Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August 2011 – at the town’s Riverside Middle School.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary, the Club are offering free Camping & Caravan pitch, for
anyone that can demonstrate that they attended the very first Rally in 1987. “If anyone can do this, we’ll gladly refund their registration fee on arrival” explained Mark Burchett on behalf of the organisers.
Another change for 2011 has seen the Mildenhall club introduce online booking for the Camping, although they’ll still be accepting postal bookings. Booking forms can be printed from the Rally website at www.mildenhallrally.org.uk, or obtained in the Information Booklet which the Club have just published.
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 National 8km Championship, which will attract the
country’s top grass-track riders, some of whom will be selected for the ‘Mildenhall Rally 25 Grand Prix’, a 25-lap invitation race for the top 25 riders competing for a £250 prize list!
Other competitive events will include an early season Cyclo-Cross, run on a Madison basis where the teams of two ride alternate laps, while especially for the under 17’s there will be the ever-popular Children’s Duathlon.
The Rally is once again expecting a high number of companies at the two-day Trade Show (Sunday and Monday) making it one of the biggest in the UK open to the public.
On the touring front, Suffolk DA (District Association) of the Cyclists Touring Club will be organising 100, 200 and 300km Audax Rides on the Saturday. For those that want something more relaxing, Mildenhall Cycling Club will be expanding the range of touring leaflets, it introduced so successfully in 2008.
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 on the Monday there will be a children’s entertainer, Adam Strange, with his Magic and Puppet Shows!
To get your copy of the Information Booklet you will need to send a stamped addressed DL envelope to Mildenhall Cycling Rally, 1 Dukes Ride, Bury Road, Barnham, Thetford, Norfolk. IP24 2PJ.