Leicester Meeting Off!
Today’s clash against the Leicester Lions has been postponed due to a wet track from overnight rain and a poor weather forecast. The meeting has been re-arranged to go ahead next Friday 17th September, with the Julie Lewis Memorial being pushed back Friday 24th September.
Promoter Jitendra Duffill commented, “It’s sensible to cancel early, rather than taking the high risk of racing in sub-standard conditions, which always reduces our crowd and increases the risk of injury to riders. We have a thunderstorm coming our way if the BBC forecast is correct, which would give us no chance of getting this fixture on. It’s always demoralising to lose a fixture, as so much hard work goes into preparing for them, but we don’t control the weather.”
He continued, “Late cancellations are costly to the club as we have to pay 14 riders to travel, plus other fees paid to our service providers – not to mention the inconvenience to everyone travelling. We have 2 blank dates before our play campaign is likely to start, so it’s unnecessary to take the risk of a late call when we can move fixtures back – it will also save a lengthy break before the most important meetings of our season, which would be far from ideal!”
People who have purchased tickets online will have them automatically rolled over to next week’s re-scheduled fixture. Event Genius will contact you by email with details of how to claim a refund if you would prefer that.
Purchasers of the Live Stream will be re-funded automatically.