BFPCR Committee Statement: COVID-19 pandemic Update 17th May R1, R2 & R3 Postponed

BFPCR Committee Statement: Updated 17th May

Following a meeting of the committee of the British Federation of Pedal Car Racing today, 17th May 2020, this year’s running of the Shenington 24 hour race has now been postponed.

Whilst this is a huge disappointment to all involved, it is the only possible course of action available at this time given the ongoing restrictions on movement and the need for social distancing which are still in place.

The committee are meeting regularly as the situation develops and it is still hoped that we will re-start racing in some form at Blackbushe on the weekend of September 5th– 6th 2020 and alternative dates and venues for events later in the year will be considered should they become available.

The committee are constantly monitoring the information from HM Government, our land lords who’s facilities we use, and The Scout Association amongst others and remain committed to bringing pedal car racing back as soon as it is safe to do so.

Blackbushe Weekend Expression of interest

Blackbushe Weekend Expression of interest

The committee are keeping a close eye on the current Covid-19 situation and are working hard to find a way back to racing as soon as the current, and necessary, restrictions on daily life are relaxed to the extent where this is possible.

Currently, we are very much intending to run the Blackbushe Weekend on it’s scheduled weekend of 5-6th September and we are liaising with the circuit to this end.

However, the situation is still developing and therefore the position on this event will be reviewed during June & July.
In the mean time, it would greatly help future planning if you can make your intention to enter this event known by submitting your team name & intentions using the form below

The entry deadline will be set once we have a better idea as to how to take the event forwards.

In the next few weeks there will also be a statement as to how we may expect to resume the British Pedal Car Championship which the committee are also working on at present.

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BPCC 2020 25th (Silver Anniversary) Race Season Dates

######  2020 25th (Silver Anniversary) Season Calendar  ######

POSTPONED SEE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOVE

BPCC Race Dates for 2020 have now been confirmed:

Round 1: Bruntingthorpe 29 March. (6 Hour Race)
Round 2: Wombwell 2 May. (Sprints)
Round 3: Shenington 27/28 June. (24 Hour Race)

Round 4: Blackbushe 5 Sept. (Sprints)
Round 5: Blackbushe 6 Sept. (Endurance Race)
Round 6: Curborough 3 Oct. (7 Hour Race into darkness)

Similar to what we would expect but with rounds 1 and 2 swapping and round 2 moving 1 week back in the year.

Incidentally, May Bank Holiday next year is Friday 8th May (75th anniversary of VE Day).

These dates are subject to confirmation at the AGM but are not expected to change unless due to venue availability.

For updates and notifications check back on here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (Links top right of website)

BFPCR 2020 Season and shop

The Shop has been updated for 2020 and is now open, There are only 3 race purchase options due to prices, these are :-
Full Season
Single Race (not Shenington)
Shenington
Please ensure you choose the correct one as buying the wrong one will result in your purchase being rejected. When online ordering please tick the box for which race(s) you are buying as well as the class, team name etc.

If you wish to order by post there are 3 sets of entry forms in pdf & word format for
Full Season
Single Race (not Shenington)
Shenington
similar to the online options. Please use the correct form and tick/complete all boxes to ensure your purchase isn’t rejected. Send the form and cheque to address on the form.

All Race pages have now been updated for 2020 and have links to online and postal entries.

If you find any errors please let me know via the contact page

Announcements

  • Blackbushe Weekend Expression of interest
    Blackbushe Weekend Expression of interest The committee are keeping a close eye on the current Covid-19 situation and are working hard to find a way back to racing as soon as the current, and […]
  • Shenington 24Hr Expression of interest
    Shenington 24Hr Expression of interest The committee are keeping a close eye on the current Covid-19 situation and are working hard to find a way back to racing as soon as the current, and necessary, […]
  • Shop Open and race pages have been updated
    The Shop has been updated for 2020 and is now open, There are only 3 race purchase options due to prices, these are :-Full SeasonSingle Race (not Shenington)SheningtonPlease ensure you choose the […]
  • 2019 AGM
    ###### 2019 AGM  ###### The 2019 AGM will be on Sunday 17th November at the Oxford Bus Museum. As always it will be one vote per registered team and all decisions are subject to approval by the […]
  • Curborough Entries Due
    After an exciting Blackbushe weekend, entries for the season finale at Curborough on 5th October are now due. Jes would appreciate an IM or email asap whilst you get your cheque in the post, or enter […]

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BFPCR Committee Statement:

In the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we feel we have no option but to postpone the Bruntingthorpe 6 hour race on March 29th.
If possible this will be re-scheduled for a later date
See https://t.co/rg9Va6aqq2 for updates

The Shop and race pages have been updated for 2020 and is now open,
See announcement on homepage

https://t.co/CYwx0QNpaz

2020 Race numbers are up on website https://t.co/uBNR7MVLtv

The Shenington 24Hour pedalcar team are looking for Explorers and Leaders to provide a Marshall Team at the
Shenington 24 hour pedalcar race at Shenington near Banbury over the weekend of 26-28 June 2020.
See https://t.co/znuaAaJH2z for more information
The Blackbushe Double Header Pedalcar Weekend 5th/6th September 2020
The Blackbushe Double Header Pedalcar Weekend 5th/6th September 2020
Could all teams please read the post and Team Managers express your intentions via http://pedalcarracing.info/shenington-24hr-expression-of-i…/ we are hoping by then that restrictions will be lifted and we will be meeting again.
The Blackbushe Double Header Pedalcar Weekend 5th/6th September 2020
The Blackbushe Double Header Pedalcar Weekend 5th/6th September 2020
Just a few photos from previous Blackbushe races. Lets hope we can race there this year.
The Blackbushe Double Header Pedalcar Weekend 5th/6th September 2020
The Blackbushe Double Header Pedalcar Weekend 5th/6th September 2020
BFPCR Committee Statement:

In the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, and with particular regard to the guidelines issued by H.M. Government today, March 16th 2020, the committee of the British Pedal Car Championship feel there is no responsible decision to take other than to postpone the Bruntingthorpe 6 hour race on March 29th.
If possible this will be re-scheduled for a later date but these are early days, the situation is still developing and we cannot guarantee that at this stage.
Information regarding the refunding of entry fees or transference of entry fees to future events will be forthcoming over the next few days but the committee feel the most important thing at this stage is to inform the membership that the race will not be taking place on March 29th.
We look forward to the time when racing can resume and wish our competitors all the very best until then.