Second time lucky for Mallory mile

Published Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The ever popular Mallory mile returned on Monday (17 June) to the Mallory Park Circuit in Kirkby Mallory as part of local celebrations for National Bike Week.

It was second time lucky for the popular event after it was postponed for the first time in the event’s 18 year history following heavy rain earlier this month. 

Working in partnership with ‘Race Rapid’, the new team running cycling at the Mallory Circuit, the Borough Council helped residents to experience cycling in a safe, traffic free environment, riding lap after lap of the circuit on their bikes.

Race Rapid, a local business from Stoke Golding, work hard to get people cycling, running, swimming and also even paddle-boarding; making full use of the unique facilities that can be found at the Mallory track, the Mallory mile event offered the perfect chance for families to brush up on their cycling skills and community groups to get some sponsorship and see how many laps they can ride for good causes.

The Mayor of the Borough, Councillor Lynda Hodgkins said:

It was an honour to wave the chequered flag and fantastic to see so many people riding their bikes and having a great time. Many thanks to everyone who came along to support this event.

Wheels for All returned by popular demand with their fantastic range of adapted bikes - thanks to funding secured from the Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation.

Mini Bikers and the Choose How You Move team from Leicestershire County Council also provided some challenges in the paddock area.

Leicestershire Police were present with their 'Close Pass' campaign information and DPD provided an articulated lorry to demonstrate what can and cannot be seen by the driver when out on the road.