CHIEFS at the Wirral 100 club have decided to bring back their August meeting which looked to be scrubbed from the calendar for 2020.
It now gives club riders a total of nine race days for this season, one more than years past.
The news follows Wirral 100’s call for members to effectively use it or lose it after they were forced to axe the late July/early August round just a fortnight ago, with projected revenue too low to run the meeting.
But after an overwhelming response in support from both club members and other clubs, they have taken the decision to stick it back on the 2020 race calendar.
A statement from Hon. Treasurer and Road Racing coordinator Dave Francis reads:
We have been inundated with appreciative and constructive comments from the Anglesey circuit management, from other Clubs – both local and national – and from our riders, past and present. We sincerely thank everyone for those kind comments.
As a result the Club has seriously reconsidered the issue and decided, with the agreement of the circuit, to re-instate the August meeting, and so now, with the conversion of Saturday 21st March from a test day to a race day, there will be nine race days in our 2020 season, one more than previous years.
In the last two weeks many sensible proposals have been made to boost the level of our entries, which have been hit particularly hard over the last two years. We had already decided to implement some of those proposals, others will follow, but some are more complex and may have to wait until 2021.
Currently the 1st & 2nd August race meeting remains our biggest financial risk of the season, but, as many have said, it does bridge the gap in our season between the June and October meetings and therefore our hope is that everyone who can support us that weekend will do so.
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