Bedford 2 Day Stage Race 2003
We are disappointed to have to announce that the Bedford 2 Day 2003 has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.
roadworks are planned to take place on the road between Cardington Village and
Old Warden village between May 8th and May 29th. This
section of road
was to have been used on each stage of the event and due to the local road
layout, changes to the planned routes avoiding this section are impossible.
with the highways department at Bedfordshire County Council have proved
fruitless – they are not willing to be more specific about the dates upon
which the works will be undertaken, nor are they wiling to consider amending the
programme of works. Therefore, we cannot take the chance that the road will be
clear again on the weekend of the race.
Given the proximity of receiving this information to the closing date and the date for the event itself, we have taken the regrettable decision to cancel. We do not feel that there is enough time to make alternative arrangements and get other courses approved, HQ booked and so on. Apologies if you have already made arrangements for travel and / or accommodation - especially those riders travelling from long distances and overseas.
is with heavy hearts that this decision has been taken. This was to have been
our fourth and final year of organising the event and the third that it will
have taken place in the Bedford area. We would like to thank all those who had
already pledged their support to the event – sponsors, officials and marshals
and all those who have supported the event in the past.
the best for the rest of the season.