By Kyle White Belfast Newsletter.
The Skerries 100 in July is the latest Irish national road race to be officially cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic
Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club announced the decision on Friday, which comes after the sport’s governing body in the south – Motorcycling Ireland – said ‘all events are cancelled for the foreseeable future’.
A statement from the Skerries organisers said: “We have taken the decision to cancel the Skerries 100 in 2020. Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club acknowledge it takes a huge effort from many individuals and groups to organise and run our event.
“Our local community and the wider road race community are our biggest concern at this difficult time. In both communities, we have people that come from all walks of life, people who could in the coming weeks, be working on the front line or indeed have their lives severely impacted due to this current crisis. Our thoughts are with you all.
“We thank everyone that made the 2019 Country Crest Skerries 100 such a success and we look forward to your continued support, working with us to make the 75th anniversary Skerries 100 in 2021 even bigger and better.”
The popular race in north County Dublin was due to take place from July 4-5.