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Major BMX event at Huncote Hornets postponed

BMX riders
Photo: britishcycling.co.uk

In what has been described as a “devastating decision”, the Leicester round of the HSBC BMX UK National BMX Series has been postponed.

The surrounding land for camping and parking are underwater and even with the upcoming weather the water levels wouldn’t have dropped enough to hold the sheer amount of vehicles for the event.

Huncote Hornets say the circumstances are completely out of the club’s hands and is a decision from areas beyond their control.

Contingency plans have also been affected and cars can’t just be ‘dotted about’ the village as this would damage any chance of the Club hosting an event in the future.

British Cycling and Huncote Hornets have been working hard to find alternative facilities, however it has unfortunately not been possible.

In the interest of safety, the decision has been made to postpone the event as a last resort.

British Cycling are now seeking to find an alternative date, and will provide an update to BMX fans in due course.

The series itself will continue as planned with rounds five and six in Gravesend, Kent, from 26th-27th May and the organisation apologises for any inconvenience caused by the postponement.

Writing on Facebook about the decision, the Leicester Hornets said “…..a new date will be published ASAP once it has been decided, no time soon ”

They went on to offer apologies and thanks for the understanding being expressed after what they describe as a  “serious amount of work” has been put into organising the event.


Did you witnesses a robbery in Blaby?

HSBC Forge Corner, BlabyPolice were called at 5.12pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 23 September) by a member of the public reporting a robbery in progress at the HSBC bank on Forge Corner, Blaby.

Two men forced their way into the bank and demanded cash before leaving the premises shortly afterwards with a substantial amount of money.

The men got into a silver Ford Focus which was waiting outside.

The vehicle drove off through a car park before being abandoned near to a supermarket on Welford Road, Blaby.

Three men wearing caps and dark hooded clothing got into another car which drove off at speed along Welford Road in the direction of Countesthorpe.

Detective Sergeant Simon Head, the investigating officer, said:

“The staff were inside the locked bank when the incident happened and although left shaken fortunately nobody was hurt.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to locate those responsible and would ask that anyone who saw either of the vehicles being driven, the incident itself taking place or know who was responsible to contact police.”

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident call 101.