KDM Hire Cookstown 100 update

The Cookstown 100 club had earmarked a weekend in September where they would hope to run the postponed Cookstown 100.

The original dates were moved back due to the Covid19 outbreak and the Government legislation to postpone all sporting events and socially distance from each other.

With only essential travel being permitted and the medical services under pressure the club took the decision to postpone the event for the safety of the riders, organisers and spectators.

Following the announcement from the local government that there will be a 5 stage plan for easing. The club was now in a position to review their proposed plans.

Following a meeting held by the directors of the Cookstown District Motorcycle Club with other organisations, it was decided that the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 would go ahead on 11th & 12th September 2020 with restrictions in place.

Government restrictions will still be in place at the time of the race so the difficult decision was made to hold the race as a closed event. This will restrict spectator numbers and make it possible to hold the race while upholding social distancing regulations. Limiting the numbers of spectators in certain vantage points will reduce the risk of spreading the virus among spectators.

In a statement from the club they said;

"We as a club would prefer to have held 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, albeit in limited circumstances."

The club will continue to work with various organizations to keep the public up to date.

Pre-booked event wristbands will be available in due course online.

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