Cancellation of Eurocycles Eurobaby Junior Tour 2021

Posted in: Junior Tour
By Press Release
Apr 11, 2021 - 1:33:28 PM

It is with the greatest of regret that the event organisation are once again announcing the cancellation of the Eurocycles Eurobaby Junior Tour that had been scheduled to take place from the 13th to 18th of July in County Clare.

This type of decision is never an easy one to take considering it is now, as of this very week, 12 months since our last announcement. It has become increasingly frustrating to try and assess the current environment and plan for a safe and successful international event of which we are confident that we could deliver.

The level of interest from international teams wishing to come to Ireland and race continues to grow and by adopting the same protocols for international events as published by the UCI supported by Cycling Irelands own Covid-19 protocols, we feel that we could have delivered a safe and successful event.

However, we have been forced to take the decision in light of the absence of a definitive plan that could facilitate the implementation of the various Covid Protocols required to deliver safe and successful international events. The uncertainty surrounding the adding of countries to lists for mandatory hotel quarantine has made it impossible to anticipate and plan for.

We acknowledge and accept that there is still much fear within the local communities and it will take considerable time and effort to alleviate those fears and give local communities the confidence in welcoming international events once again to their regions when permitted to do so.

We must be very clear in highlighting the challenges currently faced in Ireland by event organisers for the benefit of our international teams who are so keen to come and compete here and how there is much work to do to recover from the social effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As soon as the situation within Ireland improves and we have a clear strategic plan that permits us to promote a safe and successful international event, we will be ready to do so for the benefit of our young cyclists development and to deliver some hope for their futures.

Alice Sherrat