Regrettably the organisers have had to cancel this year’s Omloop van der dries Dorpen due to be held on Sunday 4 July, due to the extended Covid restrictions. All entrants have been informed and refunded.
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We have a provisional date for the Track Champs at Newport Velodrome: Friday 29th to Sunday 30th October.
The timetable can’t be confirmed yet, as indoor velodromes are just starting to re-open, and we don’t yet know what Covid precautions will be required. We hope to be able to run all the usual individual and team championship events.
Before we return fully to road and circuit racing on 21 June, we plan to hold at least four ‘Test Events’ to try out and review our Covid precautions at races:
Sunday 2nd May – Velo Schils Circuit Races at Colchester – all age categories
Sunday 30th May – Sevale Road Race at Welland, Worcs – 60+ and women only (Stallard series)
Monday 31st May – Moda Circuit Races at Darley Moor – all age categories
Sunday 13th June – Fleche Waltonne Road Race at Husbands Bosworth, Leics – ABCD only (Stallard series)
Entries will open on RiderHQ for the Velo Schils circuit races, the Sevale RR and the Moda circuit races tomorrow 14 April at 8.00 pm.
Entries will open for the Fleche Waltonne RR on 18 April at 5.00 am (the usual 8 weeks before).
As all the 2021 Road Race Championships were due to be held between late May and early July, and rescheduling them all in a crowded late season calendar would be difficult, we have decided not to hold road race championships this year.
We hope that the other national championship events can all go ahead:
Sat 17 July – ABC Crit Champs – Bath
Sat 4 Sept (prov date) – DEFGH & Women Crit Champs – Darley Moor / Shrewsbury
Sun 5 Sept – Time Trial Champs – Napton, Warwicks
Sun 19 Sept – Hill Climb Champs – Vernham Dean, Hampshire
? October – Track Champs – Newport, S Wales
Those planning to organise other BMCR races after 21 June please contact your Regional Events Coordinator now to agree the date and get the event listed on RiderHQ.
As always, we are extremely grateful to those who promote races for BMCR.
National Events Coordinator, on behalf of the BMCR National Executive