The BHR committee held an extraordinary committee meeting on Sunday, June 28, to discuss and finalise plans for the remainder of the 2020 race season while under existing Covid-19 lockdown rules.
A long debate ensued, which covered both the positives and negatives of running a race meeting amid the difficulties and strict rules laid down by the Government and the governing body – the ACU.
There was concern whether the proposed relaxation of these rules would continue and the implications of a second wave of infection was also discussed.
BHR Club chairman Ian Botham said: “It therefore gives the committee no pleasure but to announce that BHR has decided to cancel the remaining meetings for the season.
“The safety of all our riders, officials, marshals and helpers remains of paramount importance and we feel it would be unwise to pursue holding the meetings in September 2020.
“We look forward to a better 2021 where we can enjoy both our sport and friendship in the paddock to the full without the threat of Covid-19 hanging over us.’’
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