Childrens Events

Children's Sports (Everyday)

Held everyday of the Festival at 1pm in the main track arena.

Open to any child under 16 they include running, sack and obstacles races.

Grass-Track Racing (Saturday)

Grass-Track racing takes place from 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, with the first day dedicated to the under 16's.

Please see the Grass-Track details

Children's Duathlon (Sunday)

A mini-duathlon for children of 3 to 16 years of age on the day of the event.


Held completely within the confines of the Festival Ground, competitors will be divided into groups, based on their age, with massed starts and shortened sections for the younger competitors.

Up to 450m run
Up to 1500m cycle *
Approx. 200m run

 (all distances are approximate)

*The wearing of helmets is strongly recommended during this discipline.

  • Entry Fee: £4.00 (3 to 5 years FREE)

  • Start Times: First Group Starts 10.30am.

  • Finishers: Everyone finishing will receive a medal.

  • Postal Entries: Close 20th August 2018
  • Entry Limit: 75 (Entries close at 5pm Saturday)
  • Entries on the day: £5.00 (first-come first-served basis)

Entries on Festival Entry Form to:-

Mildenhall Cycling Club, PO Box 266, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 9AW


Please make cheques payable to Mildenhall Cycling Club with SAE

Balanceability Sessions (Sunday & Monday)

Free 45 minute Balance Bike sessions for
children learning to ride (ages 4-7) at 12 noon. 


Maximum per session will be 10,
booking is not necessary

Balanceability combines unique ergonomic balance bikes with a schedule of fun activities that build confidence, spatial awareness and dynamic balance skills enabling young children to cycle without ever needing stabilisers.

A balance bike is a lightweight, pedal-less child's bike which facilitates balance and propulsion. Children run along whilst seated, push off the ground to create forward movement and use a combination of their feet- and hand-operated brake to slow down and stop safely.

These sessions are being delivered Abbeycroft Leisure

For further details and to pre-book a place for either day click here

Novelty Events

In addition to all the above, adding to the fun for children ...

On Sunday and Monday there will also be a Bouncy Castle (below left)
and there will be Face Painting (below right) 

Plus there will be a one-lap race for local children on their own bikes!