National Cyclo-Cross Championships postponed

By on 08/01/2010 in News

The National Cyclo-Cross Championship, due to be held in Sutton Park this weekend has been postponed, due to the freezing conditions and continuing cold weather. 

British Cycling and Birmingham City Council have jointly made this decision following regular inspections of the course, Sutton Park and the surrounding area. 

It was felt that there is a significant risk to the safety of competitors and spectators and those people travelling long distances to the event from around the UK.

Steve Grimwood, British Cycling Chief Commisaire, said: “The 2010 National Cyclo-Cross Championship has had to be postponed because of the current bad weather and the expectation of more snow and freezing conditions over this weekend.

“The safety of competitors, spectators and the general public is paramount, so there was no choice but to re-schedule the event, which will now be held in February.”

Birmingham City Council’s Assistant Director of Sport and Events Steve Hollingworth said: “The City Council regret the postponement of the Championships however the continuing sub-zero temperatures across the region and the UK left little choice as public safety has to be our main concern. The Championship will be a great success when it returns in February.”

British Cycling and Birmingham City Council would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause but feel that this decision, although not taken lightly, is in the best interests of all those involved with the event.

The Championship will be staged in Sutton Park on the 6th & 7th February where the best cyclo-cross riders in the country will once again be coming to Birmingham to compete in the two day event. All programme details for the National Championships will remain the same and entries will be carried forward to the revised date.

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For more information please contact Adam Snelleksz on 0121 464 0188 or at Adam.snelleskz@birmingham.gov.uk

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