URGENT - ALDI ASHBY 20 SUNDAY 18TH MARCH - RACE CANCELLATION
It is with deep regret that the Aldi Ashby 20 Road Race, to be held on Sunday 18th March, has been cancelled due to the forecast seriously adverse weather conditions.
The Met Office currently have a Yellow warning of snow and ice in place for the area between Friday 18.00 and Saturday 16.00, and a more severe Amber warning in place from Saturday 16.00 until 9.00 Sunday, followed by further Yellow warnings. In addition, the "feels like" temperature, taking into account strong winds, is forecast to be as low as -9 degrees Celsius.
The organisers have not taken the decision lightly, and have consulted with the local authorities and emergency services before making this decision, and taking into account the best interests of competitors, supporters, helpers, emergency services and the local communities.
Furthermore, with many competitors travelling from all over the country for this popular race, and with over 260 volunteers required to be on the course for over 6 hours in most cases, it is the correct decision to make at this time to protect the future of the event.
A further announcement specifically to entrants will be made in due course, once the Race Committee have assessed their options.
Many thanks for your understanding and your support for this tough decision.