The MCFederation have announced their return to racing plans with youth riders being able to compete in events from July 4th. This is different from the ACU however some positive news for youth riders.

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Following several internal MCF video conference meetings, we are pleased to set out our terms to help our clubs and members to get back riding.

As you are all aware, we have been constantly monitoring the CV-19 status and the limited government guidelines that have been released to date with a view to when we are able to resume sporting activities relating to the off road practice, race and training events.

We are therefore pleased to inform you of the following plans to get back riding again.

Effective from Saturday 6th June (without age restriction)

Practice & Training events can commence under guidelines stated in the MCF COVID-19 Guidance, Getting Back on Track document which has been forwarded to all our affiliated clubs.

Effective from Saturday 4th July (without age restriction)

Race events can commence under the guidelines that have been sent to all MCF affiliated clubs.

A brief summary of requirements is below:

• Online booking is essential, and all riders for all events/practices are NOT able to enter an event without a full MCF licence. Annual practice/competition licences must be in place in order to remain contactless at all times and are available online via MCF. Day licences are not permitted.

• New MCF 2020 NCC licence (Non-Contact Competition) will be made available to buy online from Monday 1st June 2020, will be valid until 31st December 2020 and will replace the current Day Licence.

• Pre-entry only – Payment should be made prior to the event/practice via bank transfer or Paypal.

• Practice numbers should be no more than 50 riders in attendance at any time. No spectators allowed.

• Race event numbers: This will be determined by the size of the venue, ensuring that every criterion of social distancing can be enforced at all times. No spectators allowed.

• Until the government states otherwise, there is to be NO pre or post-event camping.

• Social distancing must be adhered to at all times. Signs will be in place to support this.

• Those attending should stay within their household groups and maintain social distancing at all times.

Any questions about how the new guidance will affect your club/practice track, please contact them directly. Please understand that these are new working parameters for us all, so your understanding, patience and flexibility at this time is appreciated.

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