FANS will need to book early to scoop one of the limited spectator places available for this year’s Cookstown 100 Road Races as chiefs confirmed a capped entry.
Following chiefs’ decision to forge ahead with the September scrap, it has today been confirmed that the race will run with an online booking system for trackside punters.
A statement from the club this morning reads:
The directors of CDMCC held a meeting this evening in regards to the organisation and preparation for our event scheduled to be held on the 11th & 12th of September 2020.
After discussions with various organisations, it was agreed at the meeting that the club will be running the event with various restrictions in place for 2020.
Due to restrictions which will still, be in effect at the timing of when the event is due to be held. One tough decision the club has had to make is to run the event as a closed event, with restricted Spectator numbers to accommodate social distancing regulations, allowing limited numbers in vantage points throughout the course.
The online pre-booked wristband will be available in due course.
We as a club would prefer to have our event run as normal, but in these trying times, we have to make various decisions and make changes for this year at least, to try and bring some road racing for the riders and spectators in 2020 all be it in limited circumstances. But we will continue to work with various organisations and keep the public up to date with any decisions made.
Riders will be aware their entry’s for April will carry forward to September date, and for anyone else who wishes to send their entry’s in, the closing date will be the 18th of July.
As a club, we will remain committed to bringing some racing in 2020, until we are told otherwise.
*Image: Baylon McCaughey