Madness at Mallory as bikers make it to Moscow and beyond

Group of cyclists at Mallory Park

Published Wednesday, 13 June 2018

HUNDREDS OF CYCLISTS young, old, new and existing took part in the 17th Mallory Mile cycling event on Monday evening (11th June).

Unicycles, tandems, tricycles, balance bikes, tag-a-long bikes, recumbent bikes, electric bikes, mountain bikes and racing bikes were all out in force at the popular, free event which is organised by the Borough Council.  

Liz Causon, Physical Activity Co-ordinator at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and organiser of the event said:

This popular annual event encourages people to get on their bikes and enjoy riding in a safe environment by completing laps of the Kirkby Mallory Race Circuit and this year we welcomed hundreds of cyclists. The sun was shining and we had a fantastic turnout with cyclists logging anything from one lap to an amazing 25 laps around the race circuit. Added together, those laps took us to Moscow and beyond which is apt considering the imminent start of the World Cup. Thanks to everyone who came along to support the event, it was great to see so many people there.

This event offered something for everyone, from youngsters trying to get to grips with riding a bike to the speed demons. The paddock area saw teams from Mini bikers, Leicestershire County Council Choose How You Move, Leicester Wheels for All and Hinckley Cycling Racing Club laying down challenges for those wanting a break from going around the track.