If you were hoping to finally get out between the race tape, the opportunity has disappeared like grip on wet limestone. Along with the National Track Championships, the 2021 National Cyclo-Cross Championships have been postponed, while the final round of the HSBC UK Cyclo-Cross National Trophy series in York has been cancelled.
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Original event dates:
- HSBC UK | Cyclo-Cross National Trophy, York, 12-13 December 2020
- HSBC UK | National Cyclo-Cross Championships, Crawley, 9-10 January 2021
- HSBC UK | National Track Championships, Manchester, 28-31 January 2021
British Cycling Head of Sport and Major Events, Jonathan Day, said:
“We are naturally disappointed that we have been forced to postpone or cancel the three events, and fully appreciate that the current uncertainty will be frustrating for riders, many of whom will have been training hard in preparation for them over recent months.
“As an organisation we are absolutely committed to delivering every event that we can, in line with the relevant Government guidance, and our team is now working incredibly hard to find alternative dates for the two national championships which we are aiming to reschedule. We are thankful for the support of the event organisers, venues and our Track and Cyclo-cross Commissions as we work through this process.”
We note that the Championship events weren’t scheduled to take place until January – some time after the current English lockdown is due to be lifted. Remember: under the current rules, in England you’re only allowed to ride in a pair if you’re with someone from outside you’re household – no more than two riders can meet unless you all live together.