Despite the government’s latest roadmap announcement, Mountain Mayhem will still not be able to go ahead in 2021, the organiser has announced.
Jill Greenfield, owner and organiser of Mountain Mayhem explained why: “Unfortunately there are still too many variables for Mayhem to go ahead this year. It’s great that there is now a roadmap announced by the government, but the country is not out of the woods yet. Our usual Mayhem dates closest available weekend to the longest day are far too close to the potential lifting of restrictions. It only needs one of the roadmap dates to be put back and we would have to cancel last minute. We can’t put the event in that position, so we have reluctantly taken the decision to hold off until 2022. We are really sorry and very disappointed and we hope that all our riders and sponsors will understand.”
The event issued a similar statement in March of last year following Government guidance on the gathering of crowds. This year’s instalment joins a long list of trade calendar casualties in the face of Covid-19, including the cancellation of other rescheduled events.