British National Championships Cancelled
Severe weather & flooding on course / in East Riding
News just in - the Great Britain National Championships, due to be held on Saturday 30 June have been cancelled.
The recent severe weather in the region of the course has led to the cancellation decision, which was taken by the organisers in consultation with the police.
The men's Championship on Sunday July 1st and the criterium on Friday 29th June have also been cancelled.
race organisers felt it was important the emergency services and police were
not asked to divert resources to helping with the cycle race when the
recovery from the severe weather is still ongoing.
some sections of the course for the June 30 and July 1 races are still
race director Andy Cawley said: "The organisers deeply regret
having to cancel these events. We have been working with the police during
this very difficult situation and understand they are very stretched.
felt the responsible decision was to cancel the events. We will now work
with British Cycling to look at potential new dates."
Jane Evison, leisure and tourism portfolio holder for East Riding of
Yorkshire Council, said: "This is desperately disappointing news
but this was a decision which had to be taken.
"Resources need to be directed to the recovery from the severe weather. We will support the race organisers in their efforts to re-stage and bring more events back to the East Riding."
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