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WESTON BEACH RACE CANNED

This autumn’s Weston-Super-Mare beach race, which was set to take place on 9-11 October, has been cancelled by North Somerset Council.

According to council leader Don Davies, postponing the internationally-renowned event had been a difficult decision.

“We appreciate that local business will be disappointed to lose such a major event, but we felt we had no choice,” said Davies. “The council’s priority is to keep people safe and reduce the spread of infection. We fully recognise the importance of the beach race and the benefits it brings to our local economy, and look forward to hosting the event in Weston again next year.”

What would have been the 38th Weston beach race has therefore been rescheduled to 1-3 October 2021.

Gareth Hockey, supremo of Weston race promoter RHL Activities added: “I am devastated. To have the event postponed now after the work that has gone into preparation, both by my team and all our contractors, has completely floored me. This pandemic we are all in will hopefully pull us all together, both riders, council and organisers alike, in delivering the 38th beach race in 2021.”

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