Having seen the weather forecast and talked to Dave Evans (the event planner) we have decided to cancel this Saturday’s event at Pocklington. We think it would be irresponsible to encourage 70 pre-entered riders to travel to Pocklington then ride for up to 4 hours in blizzards and sub-zero temperatures.
Here is the local forecast:
Friday: A bright, very cold, but icy start. Most parts will stay dry and bright with some sunshine but feeling very cold, especially later as a southeasterly breeze picks up. Clouds thickening through the night with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow spreading from the southwest, turning to snow at most elevations by morning. A bitterly cold wind.
Saturday: Heavy snow and blizzards continuing through much of Saturday, slowly dying out during Sunday. Monday is mostly dry with some sunshine. Very cold and windy throughout.
Dave has also been unable to ride many of the bridleways during the last month as they have been too wet, icy or deep in snow so he wasn’t optimistic of many of you being encouraged to leave the road network without regretting it.
We will rearrange this event for later in the year and transfer your entries to the new date but refund any riders who can’t make it.
We hope you agree with this decision and can make it to our next events at either Allendale (NEMBOS) or Cropton Forest (NYMBO)