Due to the ongoing challenges presented by restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales, British Cycling can today announce that the 2021 HSBC UK | National Track Championships and HSBC UK | National Cyclo-Cross Championships have been postponed, while the final round of the HSBC UK | Cyclo-Cross National Trophy series in York has been cancelled.
The recent introduction of new restrictions across Britain, which limit access to training venues and the ability to travel – and the current likelihood that these will continue into the new year – have made planning events on this scale impossible in their traditional calendar slots.
We are now working closely with the key event stakeholders for the two national championships with a view to finding alternative dates in the calendar, and will communicate any updates to riders, volunteers and fans of our sport at the earliest opportunity. It is hoped that we will be able to return to York for the national trophy series in 2021/22.
British Cycling Head of Sport and Major Events, Jonathan Day, said:
“We are naturally disappointed that we have been forced to postpone or cancel the three events, and fully appreciate that the current uncertainty will be frustrating for riders, many of whom will have been training hard in preparation for them over recent months.
“As an organisation we are absolutely committed to delivering every event that we can, in line with the relevant Government guidance, and our team is now working incredibly hard to find alternative dates for the two national championships which we are aiming to reschedule. We are thankful for the support of the event organisers, venues and our Track and Cyclo-cross Commissions as we work through this process.”
Original event dates:
- HSBC UK | Cyclo-Cross National Trophy, York, 12-13 December 2020
- HSBC UK | National Cyclo-Cross Championships, Crawley, 9-10 January 2021
- HSBC UK | National Track Championships, Manchester, 28-31 January 2021