Many of us in the feet-up world would have been in Scotland in the early part of May, for the Pre-65 and the SSDT, both of which are casualties of the pandemic.
As far as the Pre-65 is concerned, we received the following communication from Anne Gordon at the end of March: “As you will no doubt have already heard, unfortunately, following developments and directives from the Scottish Government, the Scottish Auto Cycle Union has cancelled all motorcycle events until at least May 31, 2020.
“This regrettably means that the decision to cancel the Pre-65 Scottish Trial has been taken out of our hands.”
As a result of this, at a committee meeting which took place on March 19, 2020, the following was agreed and emails have been sent out to all riders, reserve riders, sponsors, programme advertisers and observers/officials to inform them of the cancellation and, where applicable, the choices they need to make.
Options for riders
A) Entry and fee to be carried forward to the following trial provisionally scheduled for April 30 and May 1, 2021. This would be subject to the standard entry rules regarding machine eligibility changes, machine substitutions and entry withdrawals. If this option is chosen, a full refund would be available up to February 5, 2021, should your circumstances change and withdrawal become necessary.
B) A full refund now and entry would NOT be carried over to 2021.
Options for reserve riders
A) I wish to remain on the reserve list for the 2021 event. I understand that I will be moved up that list to take account of those who had already been successful in gaining a place ahead of me in 2020 before the trial was cancelled.
B) I do not wish to remain on the reserve list.
Please note that the email addresses for several entrants have bounced back so if you have not been contacted, please get in touch with the secretary as soon as possible for your options – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pre-65 Scottish Trial Committee hopes everyone stays safe and well until this unwelcome virus is brought under control and we can resume our normal lives and our sport.
Yours in Sport
Secretary Pre-65 Scottish Trial
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