Here’s a bit of news we are actually kind of surprised to hear. Source BMX has decided to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Battle of Hastings. As many of you know, Source BMX had made a ton of changes to make it possible to do the event by limiting the number of riders in the contest, eliminating the crowd in the stands, only having riders from the U.K / Europe area and more to help reduce risk of COVID 19 spread. However, things aren’t going as smooth as everyone hoped and more lockdowns are happening, so they’ve decided to postpone until next year. Here’s the official word from Darryl Nau…
“2020 has been a tough year and seen most BMX contests cancelled. In July we announced that Battle Of Hastings would go ahead as an elite European rider only event behind closed doors and a focus on live streams shows. When making this decision we always had In mind that travel Covid-19 restrictions may tighten at any time and we may have to adapt but predicted and hoped that this would not be the case. Sadly it is not as many European countries and UK cities are currently locking down which would mean many riders, sponsors, key staff and more are unable to attend and make the event all that we want it to be.
We take the health and safety of our riders, staff, sponsors and the general public with the utmost importance so this has lead to us cancelling Battle Of Hastings 2020.
Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for standing by us this year and we look forward to next year when Battle Of Hastings will fall on the weekend on September 9th-12th 2021 and return to celebrate BMX at the fullest.” – Source BMX