As you might have guessed, it will unfortunately not be in 2021 the pleasure of meeting in the Gedinne paddock for the 15th edition of the Belgian Classic Trophy will be ours. After wise consideration there still are too many doubts and too many uncertainties: will public be authorized or unauthorized, under which conditions, sanitary rules causing difficulties (minimum distance between vans, mask wearing…), open or closed bar and stalls, authorized concert? So sadly enough we have been undone of all of our hope which caused us to cancel the BCT for this year. We have to admit, in addition, the worries linked to Brexit and the uncertain presence of all our great Brittish friends did not lead us to blissful optimism either. Although the term has recently been stripped of any legal substance, the expression “good management” (not “bankruptcy”) has forced us to this sad decision. We had no desire to mortgage neither the future of the club nor the sustainability of the BCT.
So we hope to finally meet again the third weekend of August 2022 for a great party!
Seriously, please stay prudent and take care of yourselves, because we are counting on you for the mega party of the 15th BCT at Gedinne!
Like so many other organisers of sports, cultural or any other events, the past few weeks the CRMB has been waiting and reflecting for any decision to be taken regarding the two Classic Bike events it organizes every year.
Following decisions taken by the Belgian National Security Council concerning the fight against the Covid-19 virus, more specific as to the interdiction until the end of August 2020 to organize mass-events, the CRMB to its greatest sadness decided to cancel the two 2020 racing events organized by them. More specifically, the BCGP at the track of Spa-Francorchamps during the Biker’s Classic event and the Belgian Classic Trophy (21-22-23 of August), our annual top event at Gedinne, have been canceled for 2020.
This was not an easy decision to take but the prohibition on mass-events, the uncertainty on travelling from abroad (about 70% of the pilots and spectators are foreign), the unability to guarantee medical staff both at the tracks and in the neighbouring hospitals and the very strict sanitary rules and regulations which are almost impossible to guarantee for both participants, spectators, organizing staff and volunteers, forced us to do so.
Of course we carefully analized and considered actions to be taken long before but due to the real dangers ahea d of all of us, we decided to act properly and give, as always, absolute priority to the health and safety of all our friends.
Our yearly encounters at Gedinne have been moved forward to 20, 21 and 22 of August 2021 where we will gladly meet at the 15th edition of the Belgian Classic Trophy which will be, putting all our efforts towards it, an even more festive and happy meeting for all of us.
Hoping to see you all then,