Emyvale Cycling Club have announced the Ulster 25 miles TT Championships scheduled to take place on Sunday 23rd August will not now take place due to a number of local and national developments with Covid-19. The club are still hopeful that the opportunity may arise to run the event later in the year.
Cycling Ulster want to thank Emyvale CC for their work on preparing to promote the event.
Please see statement from the club below.
Emyvale CC statement on cancellation of Ulster 25 miles TT Championships
It is with regret that the committee of Emyvale CC have made the difficult decision to announce the postponement of the Ulster 25 mile ITT which was scheduled to proceed this Sunday morning in Glaslough.In light of yesterday’s newly reinforced Government and medical advice, we engaged with Cycling Ireland for further guidance.
After discussions yesterday and this morning, Cycling Ireland’s position is that we are free to proceed subject to strict adherence to social distancing and hygiene regulations. However, there is uncertainty in the North as Stormont has announced that it will be considering further covid19 measures in the Thursday meeting of the Executive. As yet, we have no idea what those measures will be, or how they would affect our ability to host the TT, as half of our course is in the North.
Furthermore, there have unfortunately been a number of recent new Covid cases diagnosed in the local community around Glaslough and with everyone trying their best to observe the stricter regulations, the committee feels that morally it would send out the wrong message to bring up to one hundred individuals from all over the country into the locality.
On the brighter side, we have all of the work done for hosting the TT and should be in a good position to reinstate it should circumstances allow in approximately four weeks. Entrants are of course eligible for a full refund through Eventmaster should they choose that option.
Nonetheless, lots of hard work has been completed to date by many groups of people to bring the event to the point of being ready to go. The committee and Emyvale CC would like to thank the entrants, the local community, the commissars, Cycling Ireland and Cycling Ulster, the volunteer marshals, the MC and guests, Monaghan CoCo and An Garda and the PSNI who were to be available to help with traffic on the day. Please be assured that the health and safety of everyone involved is paramount in our minds in making this decision.