Mildenhall Rally 2016
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE No. 1 (29/3/2016)
Mildenhall Cycling Club has announced that their much-acclaimed Mildenhall Cycling Rally will undergo a major change this year.
Due to circumstances beyond their control, they have not been able to secure a suitable venue in time for this year’s event. Instead, to ensure the continuity of the event, they will be holding a one-day event using the facilities at West Row Village Hall.
The Mildenhall Cycling & Fun Day will take place on Sunday 28th August 2016, returning to the three-day format in 2017. The new venue in West Row is just over two miles from the old site, when using the bridleway that Suffolk County Council tarmacked last year, making it a very safe route in to Mildenhall.#
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On revealing this news, the Club’s Chairman Mark Burchett said, “This is clearly a blow to everyone involved, but I can honestly say that everything that could be done was done in the search for a suitable venue.
We’ve had a limited amount of time to agree the format of this year’s event and very much hope our regulars will continue to support the event.” he added.
Events that are already confirmed making up the programme are grass-track racing, the Audax touring events, all-day Cycle Jumble, Ladies Led-Ride, Children’s Sports, Face Painter, Charity Stalls and come-and-try Cycle Polo sessions, with more to be confirmed. Refreshments and snacks will be served in the Village Hall.
Headlining the grass-track racing will be the British Cycling National 400m Championships, which is expected to attract the country’s top grass riders, including the current holder of the title, Andrew Leveton (VC St Raphael). The track programme will also include the final round of British Cycling’s Endurance league.
The Audax events will be organised by C.T.C. (Cyclists Touring Club) Suffolk who will be offering 50, 100, 160 and 200km rides. For those that want something more relaxing, Mildenhall Cycling Club will have their range of touring routes, offering a variety of scenery over varying distances.
The club have been impressed with the trustees of the Village Hall in their discussions about the use of their facilities, which has made the transition to a new venue, much easier.
“By holding a one-day event this year will allow us to fully test the facilities and working with the trustees, iron out any issues in plenty of time for next year’s event which will revert back to its traditional three-days over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Our aim is to come back bigger & better in 2017” explained Mr Burchett.
The Club are in discussions with the traders about attending the one-day event this year. For those that had requested details of this year’s event and in particular the camping, have already been contacted as they will be guaranteed to receive the details for the 2017 event when they are available.
More details will be available about the Mildenhall Cycling & Fun Day on www.mildenhallrally.org.uk