News – Mildenhall Cycling Rally Aug 29-31


Mildenhall Cycling Club denies rumours rally is not being held – event starts August 29

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News – Mildenhall Cycling Rally Aug 29-31

Mildenhall Cycling Club denies rumours rally is not being held

Mark Burchett, Chairman of the organising Club, added, “At no time have we ever said this year’s event was in doubt and I really cannot understand why there continues to be such rumours, let alone where and how they started”

The cycling festival will be taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 29th – Monday 31st August 2015) at the Sheldrick Way site of Mildenhall College, whose playing fields become a temporary campsite for nearly 400 caravan and camping pitches. Over half of the campsite has already been booked and as well as being able to download the booking forms from the site also provides online booking facilities making the whole process much easier and quicker.

For those that prefer a bit more comfort, the Mildenhall Club are once again be providing their Accommodation List with details of local B&B’s, guest-houses, hotels as well as other local campsites.


The Rally is not expected to see any major changes to the tried and tested line-up of events over the three days. The grass-track will form the centrepiece with racing every day from 12 noon. 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 for the under 16’s the Go-Ride Skilful Riding.

On the touring front, C.T.C. (Cyclists Touring Club) Suffolk will be organising 50, 100, 160, 200 and 300km Audax Rides on the Saturday. 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.

Other attractions will include the ever-popular Cycle Jumble and Quiz Night’s. Like the camping, booking for the Jumble sells out before the event and can also be made online.

“The trade stands at the Rally’s two-day Trade Show provide everybody, but especially local people, the opportunity to stock up on all those cycling spares, as well as look at replacement wheels to complete bikes and all at discounted prices on their doorstep” explained Mark Burchett

Every day there will be the Children’s Sports, while on the Sunday and Monday there will be the bouncy castle and face painter. Additionally on the Monday, there will be a circus skills-workshop.

The Rally is a very popular event with riders that have then 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 now retired, whilst more recently Laura Trott was a regular at the Rally, until she shot to prominence at the Commonwealth Games before taking the London Olympics by storm in 2012.

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