Double Olympic champion Laura Trott is set to be among the line-up for the third round of the Elveden Estate Cycle Series race on May 11.
The 21-year-old who shone in the Velodrome at London 2012 last summer to win gold in both the team pursuit and omnium events, is set to ride both the women’s race and one of the men’s around a five-kilometre closed-road circuit within the Elveden Estate.
The event will also include races for under-16s, as well and men and women, with cyclists converging on the estate from around the country in a day of action packed cycling.
n Meanwhile, Mildenhall Cycling Rally are taking bookings for the camping pitches at this year’s Mildenhall Cycling Rally on August Bank Holiday weekend at the Sheldrick Way site of Mildenhall College.
“Such is the popularity of this event, the campsite fills up weeks before the rally, so we would encourage anyone wanting to stay on the rally site, to book early to avoid any disappointment,” said Mark Burchett, chairman of the organising club.
As well being able to download the booking forms from www.mildenhallrally.org.uk 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 will once again be providing a list of local B&Bs, guest houses and hotels.
The rally is a very popular event with top riders that have then gone on to win national and international recognition, such as Trott, Victoria Pendleton and Nicole Cooke.
n Just one second separated the fastest two riders in Mildenhall Cycling Club’s opening time-trial of the season.
Richard Carrington and Lee Woodcock were the last two riders off, a minute apart from each other, but both were to fill the top two spots by the end of the race.
By the end of the nine- mile course, through Freckenham and Chippenham, Woodcock had eaten into Carrington’s time by that crucial one second to record a winning time of 22 minutes 22 seconds.
Showing how quick they were on a far from ideal evening, they were nearly a minute and a half faster than nearest rival Peter Clements, who stopped the clock at 24.48.
The unhelpful conditions did nothing to deter club members from riding with a full field of 20 racing against the clock, some for the very first time.
These included juveniles Jake Towler, Josh Murad, Jack Tuffs and Calum Mitchell-Fuller, who all deserve praise for completing the distance as well as enjoying the experience too.