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In view of the current Covid situation, with road racing unlikely to restart before late spring/early summer, the Tour of the Abberleys BMCR 3-day Stage Race, which usually takes place on the first bank holiday weekend in May, will this year be moved to the August bank holiday weekend, Saturday 28th to Monday 30th August.
The tough 4-stage race takes place in hilly NW Worcestershire, and we’ll be returning to the familiar and well-loved (by some) courses of recent years. Entries will open on RiderHQ on 3 July at
Regrettably we will not be able to hold the Track Omnium Champs in February, due to Covid restrictions in Wales, at Newport Velodrome, and also those in England preventing many members from travelling. If possible we will re-schedule it later in the year, but if road and circuit racing resumes in late spring/summer we are likely to have a busy BMCR race programme for the rest of the season.
We have also agreed that the Cyclo-Cross Champs cannot unfortunately take place this winter. There is a possibility of re-scheduling to spring 2021.
Mike Amery, National Events Coordinator
Following a positive response to the recent FB poll, we were planning to run a one-day event of group training and timed solo rides in November at the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome. However, recent additional restrictions in Wales, and the local restrictions for Newport (particularly the ban on travel into and out of the area) now make this impossible. If things go well, these local measures could be lifted in a months time, but this is far from certain.
We have therefore decided to put plans for this event on hold. If it becomes possible to run the event in late November e.g. Saturday 28th, we will publicise it with at least 3 weeks notice.