Here at Tour of the Candovers we’ve been keeping our eyes on the news from British Cycling as the rules & guidelines on sportives & events has constantly evolved.
For those who aren’t aware, British Cycling recently revealed a statement confirming that there will be no sportive events allowed throughout September, news which does sadly mean we confirm we will be cancelling our Candovers event for 2020.
We had hoped that there might be a way to run the event this year and support Naomi House & Jacks Place, but for the riders & staffs safety, it is no longer feasible.
For those who have already entered the event earlier this year, we will be donating all revenues to our worthy charity partner, Naomi House & Jacks Place. This has been our policy for all cancelled events in 2020 and we hope those entered can understand this decision.
Furthermore, events like ours have been cancelled up and down the country, cutting vital fundraising efforts to charities like them. Our candovers event is the main fundraiser of the year for us, and in previous editions has raised as much as £3000 for the charity, sadly that will not be the case this year. Instead, we have added to our website the option to make £5 donations to the charity, to try and show our support to the amazing work done at Naomi House & Jacks Place, that hasn’t slowed since the coronavirus pandemic.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused from the cancellation of all of our events but thank you for your ongoing support, we are already looking forward to putting on some more events in 2021.
Please drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or queries. Otherwise, we hope to see you fit and well on the road in 2021.
The Tour of the Candovers Sportives team