It is with regret that we must advise of the cancellation of the Great North Bike Ride for 2020.
The charity event, created to raise funds for the Chris Lucas Trust, supporting research into childhood cancer, is now in it’s 20th year and was due to take place on the 30th August.
Organisers of the event, Lynn and Lynn Lucas have regrettably made the decision to cancel this year’s event, based on the uncertainty and fluidity surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Social distancing requirements have made it virtually impossible to operate this year’s event safely for everyone involved. We have been following the situation closely and have taken the difficult decision to cancel the GNBR for 2020, with as much notice for those taking part, as possible. The support and fundraising efforts of all concerned is consistently amazing but it is vital that we only undertake the event when it is absolutely safe for us to do so. The health, safety and wellbeing of all involved is of utmost importance to us and that is why we have taken the decision to cancel the event for 2020.” Lynn Lucas.
Within the current guidelines and the fluidity of the ongoing crisis, it has not been possible to reschedule the event to another date this year and the event shall be planned for August 2021.
As an important annual fundraising event for the Chris Lucas Trust; which endeavours to fulfill their mission to make the discoveries that defeat Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer; the aim of the team is to plan for an even bigger event in 2021,encouraging the hard work of participants to continue and sponsorships to reach a wider audience.
“Everyone who has registered will be contacted directly by email with detail on what to do next. Additionally, we shall be posting regular updates on our social channels and sharing ideas with regards training and fundraising efforts,” said Lynn, “we are keen to keep everyone engaged with our work; this is a devastating blow to us, as a charity organization, not only emotionally but financially, and as such we would like to encourage people to keep up their hard work and efforts, for which we thank them enormously.”
More information is available on the Great North Bike Ride’s website and Facebook page and also on the Chris Lucas Trust website.