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Becky’s Blog: Mallory Park Youth Racing League

Hi Whizz Kids and parents!

I’m Becky and I’m mum to Jacob who is now one of the bigger Whizz Kids!

I wanted to introduce myself to see if any of the Whizz Kids are interested in having a go at racing this year as we are incredibly lucky to have race opportunities close by!

I have recently joined the volunteer committee of the Mallory Park Youth Racing League, so I am keen to spread the word about these races.

The Mallory League is actually the biggest Youth/Junior league in the country and quite a few pro-riders have started out their cycling careers by learning to race at Mallory!

Racing takes place every Tuesday evening from May to September. We have races from under 8 through to under 16 and it is a perfect opportunity for any child that loves cycling that is keen to have a go at racing.

You may well have visited the Mallory Park circuit in Leicestershire before, it is a safe closed race circuit that covers an approximate mile loop.

Jacob began racing when he was 6 years old in the under 8 category. His race was approximately 3 miles and each child goes at their own pace and is cheered on by parents and older riders.

At this young age, it is a big challenge for the children as the Mallory race track does seem pretty big, however in my experience it was always me who was more nervous as my little cyclist rode off, and Jacob absolutely loved the chance to race around the circuit!

This season starts on Tuesday 11th May with the Under 8 race starting at 6.45pm.

It would be amazing to see some more Welland Valley Whizz Kids Yellow jerseys on the circuit at Mallory!

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the racing and how it works, I am more than happy to answer questions or help! Our primary aim is to continue to offer excellent opportunities for cycle racing to the children in the East Midlands so if you want to know more, please do get in touch!

Becky Smith (beckyrec@gmail.com)

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