North Humberside Motor Club Ltd has issued the following statement at 20:00 today (24th September 2020):
After considerable soul searching, North Humberside Motor Club Ltd have decided not to continue with the organisation of this year’s NHMC Cadwell Stages Rally which was scheduled for Sunday 22nd November 2020.
We believe that COVID-19 cases are rising. The Prime Minister’s statement on Tuesday leaves us more uncertain as to what the position in late November will be. Whilst expert scientific opinion still differs, it has been suggested that a full UK lockdown may be required; this further increases our uncertainty for the event.
We have already cancelled the NHMC Warcop Stages earlier this year when the lockdown started and we lost a significant amount of money on that event.
A combination of loss of some sponsorship and unavailability of some of our key organisers also has an impact on the organisation of the event.
Most of our organising team are over 60 and several are in high risk groups.
Looking forward to 2021, circumstances permitting, NHMC Ltd plans to run three single venue special stage rallies: the NHMC Warcop Stages on the Warcop Military Training Area in Cumbria on Easter Sunday (4th April), the John Overend Memorial Stages Rally at Melbourne airfield on 30th May, and the NHMC Cadwell Stages Rally at Cadwell Park on 21st November.