2020 EVENT POSTPONED 18th JUNE

2020 EVENT POSTPONED 18th JUNE


We have been monitoring the current situation on a daily basis and taking advice from various sources as to the possibility of the 2020 Vets MXdN taking place on the weekend of the 12th & 13th September.
Having considered all of the data and information available, the reluctant decision has been taken to postpone the event until 2021. The provisional date will be the 11th & 12th September 2021.

The main reasons are based around social distancing which includes the safety of all riders, officials and spectators, with so many people on site for the duration of the weekend.
Secondly, it would be impossible for the social part of the event, the evening bar and disco, to take place and this does form an important part of the event for so many people.
Thirdly, with the UK Government having made fourteen days quarantine compulsory for most of our foreign friends at the moment, it would not be a true International event if so many are unable to attend.

The organisers originally set the criteria that the whole of the UK moved into level two of the Government Guidelines for the situation which states – Covid 19 is present in the UK, but the number of cases and transmission is low. We are currently still at level four which is a long way off this being met.

You will be aware that with so many riders requesting an entry into the event creates a large logistical problem. Therefore, it has been decided that all entries (and reserves) who have been successful, will be held over for the revised date and therefore entry fees will not be refunded. However, if any rider does not wish to take up this option, they should contact the Event Manager (dithompson15@gmail.com) before 30th June when a refund (as stated in the Supplementary Regulations) will be made, but of course, the place will be given to another waiting rider in due course.

We trust that you understand the circumstances of the postponement as our first priority is the safety of all concerned.

UPDATE ON 2020 EVENT 10th MAY

UPDATE ON 2020 EVENT 10th MAY

Following a speech by the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson this evening it is still unclear as to how or when the United Kingdom will allow motor sport to begin again.
Currently, the organising team are staying positive for the 2020 event and a final decision will be made by July 1st.
A Club spokesman said, "There will be many problems to overcome as the event has grown in recent years and if social distancing is still in place in September it will be very difficult. We also have concerns on how the new fourteen day quarantine rules will be applied for all of our foreign friends who have entered".
Details will be published here first and all riders will receive a personal e-mail by 1st July.

Paddock Parking allocations delayed. 19th March

Whilst we realise that prior to the Covid-19 outbreak we published that Paddock Parking allocations would start on April 1st, we feel that it is prudent to withhold this process at the moment. A date will be reviewed during April, but it will be delayed until at least May 1st and details will appear here.
Secondly, whilst it will still be necessary for all our foreign friends to have either have Start Permission or Re-Patriation Insurance, we will not be requiring this until much closer to the event, probably July 1st - or - when the Government and ACU restrictions have been lifted.

Coronavirus update 19th March

Having listened to recent government advice , plans for the event are still going ahead at full pace.
We realise that the ACU has withdrawn all Permits until at least 30th April, but we are hoping that by September everything will be back to normal
In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled or postponed all entries will be honoured or a refund given.
With six months to go to the event, no final decision will be made until July 1st unless the British Government deem that a September outdoor event is not allowed, so we recommend that everyone carries on with full plans at this time.
We will keep you posted.

Team Belgium and Germany MX Classic take honours

Team Belgium and Germany MX Classic take honours

In what many describe as the "best ever", the eleventh running of the event took place in perfect conditions over the weekend.
As expected, Belgium, USA and England were the front runners in the main Evo competition which was decided in the final moto of the day when the Belgian squad doubled their advantage to nineteen points over the USA quartet. England suffered an early setback when Stephen Sword crashed heavily early on Saturday in the qualifying session so the three remaining riders had to ensure they finished all four motos.
In the secondary Twinshock Vets MXdN, Team Classic Germany dominated proceedings, packing their three point scoring riders into the top six positions in every moto. England finished second thanks to the USA suffering one maximum in the final moto when only two of their team finished the race.
Impressive racing was also witnessed by the large crowd in the supporting races and we look forward to a full report from our Media Partners, Trials and Motocross News on Thursday.
Details of the 2020 event will be released on this website during November.