The 2020 WACX season is looking tentative at best.
The COVID-19 virus has been classified as a pandemic and as a collective it behooves us to take proactive steps in ensuring we play our part in reducing the chances of any community transmission.
We would normal expect 250-300 riders, families and spectators during the course of the cyclocross race day; from set up, to racing, pack up and presentations.
There are many times that we will be within the 1.5M recommended minimum distance during the course of the day. e.g. The starting line is the most crowded with the riders having only 0.75M each lane to position themselves in 8 across and 6-7 rows deep.
WACX is committed in playing it’s part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, so that the most vulnerable are able to get all the necessary care they need, when they require and importantly our health system here in WA isn’t overwhelmed.
At this stage the start of the WACX season is postponed, we are currently proposing first race commencing on the 24th May at Fishmarket Reserve.
However depending on the directives and enforced movement and association restrictions from the Federal, State and Local Governments, the season start could be delayed for even longer.
I, like many, have been looking forward to racing cyclocross this season, however now is the time to understand that we are part of a greater community and our small sacrifices can have a positive impact on the greater WA community.
I thank you for your patience and understanding, cyclocross is fun but the health and well-being of yourself, your family and friends is way more important.
Ride safe, and follow all the recommend COVID-19 actions and exercise commonsense.