It is with regret that we announce that we must postpone our first two events of the 2020 season, the Bostin’ Chase and Bostin’ Bridge sportives, due to the escalating coronavirus pandemic.
For several weeks we have been working on changes to our operating practices that would enable us to continue to operate our cycling events in a way that would put the health and safety of our riders and colleagues first and foremost.
However, the ongoing announcements made by our Government, and in particular the announcement made yesterday by British Cycling that “based on the Government’s latest advice and guidance on the fast-moving situation, we have suspended all of our sanctioned activities, including racing, recreational rides and education courses until at least 30 April”, has superseded these plans.
Today’s Government announcement that all educational establishments are to close with no scheduled re-opening date has especially hit our first two events and forced their postponement as both are based at Harper Adams University.
Bostin’ Ride also have no wish to operate any event that may lead to an additional burden on the NHS or emergency services, whether on the day or weeks ahead.
We do however, remain optimistic that the coronavirus situation will improve quickly and so we would hope to be able to reschedule these postponed events to dates later this year although we are conscious that we must continue to follow Government guidance for the benefit of public health. Should any future changes to our calendar become necessary we will endeavour to inform you, as early as possible.
We will begin to work with our online booking partner to enable riders who have entered these two postponed events to transfer their entries to other Bostin’ Ride events or to any rescheduled event and further details will be circulated, as soon as possible.
We apologise for any inconvenience brought about by this decision, but we would stress that it was not a decision taken lightly and only taken in the interest of our riders wellbeing and we thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
We thank you for your ongoing support of Bostin’ Ride and all the team wish you well over the coming weeks and months. Keep cycling, if you can, and we hope to see you all fit and healthy on the other side.
Further announcements will be made as and when situations change so please keep an eye on our FaceBook and Twitter feeds as well as our website.