Press Release from the VMCC
Festival of 1000 Bikes
Mallory Park 11th & 12th July 2020 7 th May 2020
After long discussions with partners and within the club itself the Vintage Motorcycle Club have come to the decision that given the UK Government guidelines for exiting the lockdown, the Festival would not be viable and could not be safely run for participants, staff and spectators while still providing the ultimate classic track weekend that it is known for.
As can be imagined this was an extremely difficult decision and the club only came to this after exploring a number of alternatives and always in the hope that they could start to get back to some level of normality by July.
All entrants will receive a full refund but this may take a little longer than normal due to reduced staffing levels within the office.
The VMCC though are taking this opportunity to do a thorough review of 2021 as the majority of VMCC members first and foremost are active riders and feel that classic bikes belong on the road and track, not hidden away gathering dust.
Whilst mass gatherings are likely to continue to be prohibited, smaller social runs which are predominately outdoors and allow for social distancing could be allowed to resume in the future whilst at all times taking notice of any government advice. The VMCC are preparing for options, and are actively working with other large motorcycle organisations to progress the interests of motorcyclists in lockdown exit.
Given the enforced time spent in lockdown there should be no excuses for unbalanced carburettors, noisy tappets and rusty spokes, let’s hope the glorious weather also continues to play its part.