Tyke Trial Christmas Special - POSTPONED
by Ben Swales
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We regret to announce that the Tyke Trial Christmas Special and the 2010 Tyke Trial Annual General Meeting, which were due to take place on Sunday 12th December, have been postponed.
The conditions at Harden Moor, where the competition was to be held, have meant that it would not be feasible to run a safe, enjoyable trial for everybody involved. While we do not doubt the abilities of our riders in the slightest, the amount of snow and ice on the rocks and ground have made setting safe sections an impossibility. In addition to this, melted snow and ice on the footpaths means that the ground is incredibly slippery and uneven underfoot and we are concerned that just getting around the venue would be hazardous for spectators, officials and riders alike.
The weather conditions have also meant that we have received a very low number of entries for the event as people were concerned about travelling and riding with roads etc. as they are. We are therefore postponing the event and the AGM that was due to follow it, in the interest of the safety and enjoyment of our club members. The event will take place at a later date, to be confirmed, when the venue has thawed out a bit and as soon as a date has been set it will be published on the Biketrial Federation’s events page and various other media.
Entry fees that were paid by cheque have not yet been processed and cheques can either be returned, destroyed or kept back for entry for the rescheduled event. Entry fees that were paid in cash can be returned or kept back for the rescheduled event. Online payments will be refunded automatically and immediately.
We would like to apologise to those members who had entered the trial and were planning on attending the AGM. It is always disappointing when an event cannot be run, but we hope that you can understand the reasons behind this difficult decision.