Unfortunately this weekend’s British Heart Foundation Mountain Bike Challenge ride has been postponed due to the poor conditions.
“We want to thank you for all of your hard work with your training and fundraising for the Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge. Unfortunately, due to severe weather conditions, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the British Heart Foundation Peak District Mountain Bike Challenge. This decision has been made following professional advice as well as analysis of current weather and ground conditions, as the high winds and heavy rainfall forecast continue over this weekend. This simply means that it is not going to be safe to run the event.”
British Heart Foundation
This is a great shame since it’s the second year running that the March event has been postponed due to the weather and trail conditions (BHF 2018 ride postponed), but we must acknowledge BHF’s sensible decision. The welfare of riders and volunteers is important, and we’re delighted that BHF always think about the damage that can be caused to wet and muddy trails by a big event like this when the conditions are poor.
“…the conditions forecast are like to make a number of the trails waterlogged and extremely slippery. As a duty of care to you and our volunteers, as well as preserving these superb mountain bike trails, we have been left with no other option other than to postpone the event.”
If you were taking part in the event, you will hear from BHF about the new date once it’s firmed up. If you want to get in contact with BHF directly, their contact details are here.
You can read more about BHF’s tough but sensible decision to postpone this great event on their website.
We want to extend our thanks to our Peak District MTB volunteers who agreed to give up their Saturday to marshall at this event. We’ll be in touch when we hear more about the rescheduled date and hope you will still be able to help.
Update: The event has been rescheduled for Saturday 6th April 2019.