The Australasian Masters Cycling Championships – UPDATE

Monday 23 March 2020

Following the government announcement of 16 March regarding the cancellation of public events and the current situation with COVID-19, we have decide to postponed the Australasian Masters Cycling Championships to the weekend of 10-12 July, the new date is now a week before the New Zealand Age Group Championships set for 17-19 July.

This decision is based on the recommendations from the government as well as our own risk planning and duty of care to all those attending and associated with the event.  We have done lots of work to get this event off the ground so cancelation at this stage is not an option.

We hope by making these decisions now including setting a new date, will give riders and their supporters the opportunity to amend their training and travel arrangements.  We will be reviewing the event programme to ensure the delivery of fair and safe racing.  Any updates will be made on the event website.

We do recognise that the landscape around Covid-19 is fluid and unprecedented and the government have not determined when their recommendation on public events and mass gatherings will end.

Therefore, a final decision on whether the event will go ahead on this new date will be made no later than 19th June.  Based on the ongoing advice of the government, other authorities and our own risk planning, if it is determined that it is still unsafe to hold the event on 10 -12 July, then the 2020 event unfortunately will be cancelled.

Jorge Sandoval MNZM

Race Director