THERE will be no Kells Road Races for a second straight year after chiefs have been forced to call off this season’s event.
Late last March, bosses dropped the axe on the 2020 meeting with the threat of the coronavirus pandemic looming.
But with normality not yet resumed across the UK and Ireland, as well as with much of the globe, and the threat of another rise in restrictions, racers will have to wait at least another year to get back to action at Kells.
A statement from the North Meath Road Races Ltd committee reads:
Due to current uncertainty with the ongoing Covid -19 pandemic, the North Meath Road Races LTD committee have decided not to run our event in June 2021.
It would be too much of a financial loss to the club to have to cancel last minute due to Covid -19 restrictions.
We would rather cancel it early so riders are not out of pocket preparing bikes for a Road Race season that is not likely to run.
We are very disappointed to make this announcement but we have a duty of care to residents, volunteers, riders and of course the general public. We look forward to returning in 2022.
When Kells last ran in 2019, it was Derek Sheils who scored a Superbike double as well as Man of the Meeting honours.