Mildenhall Rally to feature recumbent zone

The upcoming (25th-27th August) annual event near Cambridge will have a

Posted by Peter Eland on Tuesday 14 Aug 2012

The Mildenhall Rally takes place this year on the 25th-27th August (a Bank Holiday weekend) and it will for the first time this year feature a dedicated 'recumbent zone'. The show usually attracts a good contingent of laid-back machines - in fact when Velo Vision was last there (2002, I think) there were even three recumbent tandems in attendance!

The idea was suggested to the show organisers by Kevin Dunseath of D. Tek HPVs, based in nearby Little Thetford. They are one of the 'Gang of Three' of exhibitors who have been exhibiting at Mildenhall for over 15 years, the others being 'Hard to Find' (mail order interesting components - details here) and what kevin describes as "Mrs Aunty Wainwright's and her famous bargain clothing stand" = this last to absent from the Rally for the first time in 2012.

The resulting space is to be marked up as a recumbent gathering point, and Kevin says "it will be on the trade area of the field next to the D.TEK HPVS display stand and within sight of all the main ring events taking place on Sunday and Monday."

Hope a good few recumbent riders will gather there! It's a great event and worth a journey.

Here's Kevin and the D. Tek stand back in 2002:

Mildenhall - copyright Peter Eland

Posted by seamus on Sunday 26 Aug 2012
I hope they enjoy themselveles camping in the bad weather.
Have I wish I was there too.

Posted by seamus on Wednesday 12 Sep 2012
Did anybody go?

What was it like?

How many recumbent where there?

How many recumbent cyclist rode there and had a car bring them?

Posted by peter on Wednesday 12 Sep 2012
I spoke to Kevin from D-Tek after the show and he said the recumbent area had gone really well, don't recall any numbers mentioned though...

Sounds like a good event which has kept its friendly atmosphere - must get back there one year soon!


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