Dear BikeTrial Friends,
we received a sad news about European BikeTrial Championship 2017 expected the 30 September 2017.
Force Majeure it obliges us to cancel the race in Sant Fruitos de Bages.
Decision was not easy for our Delegate in Catalunya but will be not possible have EBC 2017.
Competition will be held as Catalun and Spanish national Championship. All BIU Riders are however welcome at the event.
We are on work to have a very good European BikeTrial Indoor Championship 2017 in Brno, the 10 and 11 November 2017.
Here the message from Catalunya:
I'm sorry to have to say that after many attempts to keep the European Championship we had scheduled for September 30th, we finally have to cancel it.
The original factor is the coincidence of date the same weekend in which the government of Catalonia has announced the referendum of independence for October 1st.
With this new situation it was impossible to make either the European Championship or the "Benet Games" so all events were moved to the following weekend October 7.
But that weekend of October 7, several delegates told me that on that date they have scheduled national championships. After many contacts, we have reached the conclusion that if we make the European Championship would have a very low participation, which makes it unfeasible and would discredit it.
For these reasons we have decided to cancel it with great pity.
Equally we will make the competition like national championship, but not European.
We are sorry for the inconvenience that this may have caused, but they are greater forces that escape our responsibility and control.
I ask you to publish it as soon as possible on the BIU website for the knowledge of all.