THE ACU has tonight extended its suspension of motorcycle racing events until the end of May.
Last week Auto-Cycle Union chiefs revealed they were pulling permits until the end of April, but as the Covid-19 crisis continues to escalate, they have now suspended all events until at least May 31.
In a statement released by the ACU this evening, chairman Roy Humphrey said:
“The government have required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, we feel it only sensible to propose a longer suspension for all motorcycle sport.
“This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives. This evening, Health Secretary, Matt Hancock said the Government is launching a new scheme to recruit 250,000 volunteers to support the NHS through the coronavirus pandemic.
“A quarter of a million volunteers, people in good health to help the NHS, for shopping, for the delivery of medicines and to support those who are shielding to protect their own health.
“We may not be involved in any sporting activities, but, we could help support the NHS through this pandemic.”
The ACU will continue to monitor and follow advice from the UK Government in respect of the international pandemic and will make further updates as and when.