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After exhausting all options and avenues in an attempt to deliver the event, the BMXA board and management have made the decision to cancel the 2020 BMXA National Championships in Launceston.
Given the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 crisis and following discussions with various stakeholders, it was determined that the safety of members and fairness to all competitors around the country could not be guaranteed, meaning the event will not take place this year.
“Due to the ever-evolving situation regarding COVID-19, hosting a national championships is simply not feasible,” BMXA CEO Shane Coppin said.
“In our decision to cancel the national championships, the board made it clear that the safety of all involved and facilitating the return of BMX at state and community level were the top priorities.”
Coppin praised the event’s local partners for their understanding and willingness to look at every possible avenue for the event to take place.
“Throughout what has been a very challenging process we have found Events Tasmania and the City of Launceston to be willing partners and we are extremely hopeful we can work with them again in the future,” he said.
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The principal focus for BMXA for the remainder of this year will be fostering club racing and working to ensure all clubs can operate as soon as relevant localised restrictions allow.
The announcement follows earlier cancellations of the remainder of the 2020 National Series. BMXA will award the series winners based on the current standings and will be in touch with each respective winner in the coming weeks.
The UCI has also cancelled the 2020 World Championships. You can read about that HERE.
BMXA thanks its members and the community for their ongoing patience and support during this difficult time.
Planning around the 2021 BMXA calendar and beyond is well advanced and we will pass on any information as soon as it’s available.