Kempley Parish Council has been informed by the organisers of the Three Shires Stages Rally that was due to take place on 6 September 2020 that the event has been cancelled.
Following recent government advice, Cheltenham Motor Club has regrettably taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Hills Ford Three Shires Stages on Sunday 6th September due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
Unfortunately, due to government restrictions within the country, the Resident Liaison Team are not able to carry out effective PR work with the residents living on the 2020 route.
The decision has not been taken lightly and we have done everything possible to avoid making this decision but the health of the public and residents is the most important factor in this decision. The Motor Club have discussed every possibility including postponing the event until a later date but unfortunately this is not possible due to a tightly packed calendar and the requirement to follow the closed road application timetable set out in the Road Traffic Act.
We appreciate that this will be a huge disappointment to everyone involved, the competitors, spectators, local residents, marshals, championships and sponsors but we feel that this is the right thing to do given the current national and global situation. By making the decision at this point in the process means that we are also protecting ourselves financially and can therefore continue to hold events in future years.
We would like to thank all NHS staff and frontline personnel for their incredible hard work in leading the fight against this virus, which includes members of the rescue and paramedic units who assist us with the running of our event.
We urge everyone to keep following government advice and please stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.
Best wishes and stay safe
Cheltenham Motor Club
Hills Ford Three Shires Stages