With the Covid-19 pandemic showing little signs of being resolved for most of this year, it’s time to stay healthy and keep an interest in our sport of trials, where ever you live.
The sport has been effectively shut down and mothballed and given the comments of health professionals across the globe, unless a vaccine is developed then there will be a degree of restraint applied by governments to keep us at home for some time to come. Unfortunately as a direct consequence, our sport is suspended and will be for a considerable period of time.
So when can we start the sport back up again?
Motorcycle events by their very construction are meetings or gatherings of people, something that is now forbidden in all countries. This will probably not change until much later in the year or perhaps into 2021, it is dependent on when a tested and approved vaccine is released in commercial quantities to counteract this virus. Even if we are released from what is regarded as ‘lockdown’, this may be on a phased basis, which would still restrict the organisation of events. In truth there is no ‘magic date’.
Looking through various articles, it is impossible to establish when we can expect events to come back online. The famous Isle of Man TT races, usually in early June have already been cancelled, as has the Scottish Six Days Trial in May because of the magnitude of organisation pre-event that is required to promote such events. As for the governing bodies, to name but two, the Scottish ACU will review the clampdown on 31st May and not before. The Auto Cycle-Union are in a similar position. Events just cannot be run and there is no guidance forthcoming from any governing sport, simply because they don’t know. These governing bodies, like the general public, look to the national governments for guidance and the message for some months to come is to ‘stay home, protect the NHS and save lives’. This of course is extremely important.
So what can we do? Basically, nothing! – except to keep spirits up and to look through sporting websites, potter about in our workshops and read up about events that have taken place, riders who were at the top of their game and so on.
That is where Trials Guru website plays a small part, let’s see how we can find things – there is a search text facility:
There is also a large Index to let you look through what we have available:
We will be updating the index over the next few weeks to try to make your browsing experience better. We are also working virtually to bring you fresh articles over the coming months.
Stay safe, stay well and feel free to share our articles with your club mates and trials friends.
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