Mildenhall Cycling Rally reduced to one day for 2016

Mildenhall cycle rally ANL-150831-182055009
Mildenhall cycle rally ANL-150831-182055009

The Mildenhall Cycling Rally will undergo a major change this year, with the event reduced from three days to just one day for 2016.

To ensure the continuity of the popular event, the Rally will be held over one day at West Row Village Hall this summer.

The Mildenhall Cycling and Fun Day will take place on Sunday, August 28, before returning to its regular three-day format in 2017.

Club 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.”

Headlining the grass-track racing on the day will be the British Cycling National 400m Championships, which is expected to attract the country’s top riders, including the current holder Andrew Leveton.

The track programme will also include the final round of British Cycling’s Endurance League, while other events already confirmed include the Audax touring events, all-day Cycle Jumble, Ladies Led-Ride and come and try Cycle Polo sessions.

Burchett added: “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 and better in 2017.”

For more details about the Mildenhall Cycling and Fun Day please visit www.mildenhallrally.org.uk