Two major youth race series have been axed or changed due to Covid-19, with the 2020 British Youth Motocross Championship and MCF Masterkids both becoming casualties:
Following consultations with the riders in regards to holding the remainder of the 2020 British Youth Motocross Championship, with the uncertainly on localised lockdown restrictions, pupils returning to school for the first time in many months and the Government restrictions in place. Taking in all the feedback from the riders, and advice from Sports England, Government and Event industry, it is with great sadness that we announce COVID-19 has beaten the British Championship for 2020.
Whilst the remainder of the British Championship for 2020 cannot run, we have put a rider proposal subject to Stage 4 Government Guidelines we will look to try and run a Champions of Champions Event as a closed club at Landrake Moto Parc, Cornwall on our secured date of August Bank Holiday weekend (29th & 30th August).
Landrake would be the ideal venue due to a number of factors predominantly offering a controlled safe environment. The paddock would be big enough to socially distance campers. The opportunity also allows for holidays to take place whilst down in the area for the event
And the MCF MX Master Kids UK is postponed until May 2021. Further to yesterday’s post regarding the MX Master Kids event and following lengthy discussions between the MCF, Bradley Boughen and multiple venues across the country, we have unfortunately been forced to succumb to the pandemic that is continuing to cause so many issues to our lives and sport.
Bradley and the MCF both agree that in the best interest of the riders, families and sport, we’re better off postponing until 29th, 30th & 31st May 2021 to stage what has quickly become one of the UK’s largest and most enjoyable Motocross events.The reality is that with over 400 riders, venue parking restrictions due to distancing rules at Mildenhall and the earliest available date at Culham being mid-October, meant that with shortened winter days and school term schedules, we didn’t feel it possible or safe to stage the event to the standards expected.
We also read many of the comments yesterday where we fully respect that many schools across the country will still be in term on the Friday of the event (again, due to shortened winter days and an already packed schedule, the event can’t be staged to its full capacity without racing taking place on a Friday or Monday). As expected, the MCF does not promote or support youth riders taking time out of School.As of tomorrow morning, the MCF staff will start the process of refunding every entry, please bear in mind that refunds can take up to 7/10 days to be received.Registration for next years event will be early next year, an announcement will be made closer to the time.