Coronavirus: 2020 Cookstown 100 postponed until September

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This year’s Cookstown 100 has been postponed due to the coronavirus scare with organisers pencilling in September date to run the event.

The event was scheduled for 24 and 25 April. New provisional dates of 11 and 12 September have been arranged but need to be approved by many and varied authorities.

“We have made this decision on a precautionary basis due to the situation which faces us all with the current coronavirus outbreak,” event chief John Dillon said.

“We feel that with the outbreak predicted to get worse in the forthcoming weeks, it is in the best interests of riders, spectators and general public within the area to take this approach and act with due care and attention for anyone who may have been attending the event.

“Please note that this decision has been not been taken lightly but we feel that it is important to let the competitors/teams and travelling spectators know at the earliest opportunity, so they can make alternative arrangements or possibly transfer any bookings which they have made.

“On behalf of the Cookstown club I apologise for any inconvenience caused by this decision and hope that anyone effected by this understands the difficult position which the club has found itself in.”