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Le Touquet beach race axed

The famous Le Touquet beach race in northern France has bee cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was set to run on 22-24 January, and there had been talk of running the event without spectators to stay within lockdown rules in France. But it’s now been axed. A statement from the organisers says:

“Despite all our efforts, we regret to announce the decision taken in consultation by the prefectural authorities and the municipality of Touquet-Paris-Plage to cancel the 46th Enduropale of Touquet Pas-de-Calais.

“In view of the disturbing progress of the epidemic, it is unfortunately not possible to maintain the event, even behind closed doors.We are sincerely sorry for this news and would like to thank everyone who mobilized with us to save this 46th Enduropale of Touquet Pas-de-Calais: Municipality of Touquet, partners, volunteers, riders, unconditional lovers of ′′ l ‘ Enduro of the Touquet “, etc

Registrations will be automatically refunded in the coming days, no steps to be taken from you. Meeting is set next year to celebrate motorcyclists all together, hopefully in a more serene setting.In this expectation, take care of yourself!”