Sadly this year’s British Heart Foundation Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge has been cancelled.
Originally due to take place in April, the event was initially postponed, early on in the Coronavirus pandemic. The BHF have made the tough decision to cancel the event for 2020, returning in 2021. The BHF announcement on their website states:
“We’re sorry to confirm that the Peak District MTB Challenge will not go ahead and sadly, we are unable to reschedule to another date in 2020.
Along with the rest of the UK, we have been closely following Government guidance relating to mass gatherings and social distancing. With continued uncertainty, we are unable to guarantee the event’s viability at this time and therefore feel that it is only right that the event is cancelled.
The safety of our participants, supporters, staff and volunteers is always at the forefront of our decision. We are disappointed that the event will no longer take place, but we look forward to welcoming you in 2021.”
This will have been a very difficult decision for BHF, who continue to support Peak District MTB’s advocacy and trail maintenance efforts. We look forward to a fantastic event in 2021.