BRITISH Mini Bike bosses have postponed the first round of action in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
A statement from BMB chiefs reads:
The British Mini Bikes Championship organiser along with all the BMB Stewards have unanimously agreed to postpone the start of the 2020 season which was due to take place at Round 1 this coming weekend at Clay Pigeon.
This action has been taken due to recent directives on social / sports gatherings from the British Government and also what we feel is our social responsibility to prevent the spread of the COVID19 virus between, officials, teams, competitors and their associated families. The BMB also has a large proportion of minors competing in the championship and this gives further weight to postpone the event at this point.
Also the organisers and team have a responsibility to consider the impact that running our championship at this time may have on the wider community. We are also mindful of the strain on the medical emergency services our events can sometimes cause such as requiring NHS Emergency Evac services in the event of a serious incident which would be pulling them away from helping the community during this difficult time.
I’m sure you are all aware that this decision has not been taken lightly, but we must prioritise the health and well-being of competitors, staff and supporters while also acknowledging the Government’s efforts in tackling this outbreak.
We are working hard with the circuit and media services to find an alternative date for this event and will ofcourse update the championship calendar accordingly once the information is available.
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support. Further updates will be distributed as soon as possible.
Those that have entered Rnd 1 need not do anything at this time as we will automatically roll the entry over to the next event or to the rescheduled event, which ever is convenient.
During this difficult time ahead please take care of yourself and your loved ones.
The BMB Team