Unfortunately due to lack of advance entries, the organising team feel that this event presents an unacceptable financial risk to Harrogate Nova Cycling Club. As of 10am Wed 20th December the event had 171 entries, which was 129 short of the 300 required for the event to cover its costs. Harrogate Nova would have willingly financially supported the event, however not to the level that could be anticipated.
2018 entrants will have their entries refunded in due course.
The organising team developed this event in the hope that it would become a standing feature for cyclocross in the North of England, an event that everyone would know would happen on New Year’s Day bank holiday each year. We hoped that the event would be seen as a major event that complimented regional leagues and provided an aspirational race that the best riders would target and seek to have on their palmares.
The organising team have no plans to run the event again, however we thank our venues, supporters, YCCA, helpers, sponsors, officials and competitors past and present. We particularly thank those competitors who have responded to our recent plea for entries in a bid to keep our 2018 event alive.
For the Organising Team