Adelaide’s Round 3 of the UniSA AHPVSS wont be on track at Victoria Park this June as COVID-19 restrictions continue to limit gatherings.
The Victoria Park, Adelaide Round 3 of the 2020 UniSA Australian HPV Super Series, scheduled for 13-14 June, has been cancelled.
The Board of Australian International Pedal Prix Incorporated deliberated the decision on the evening of 30 April 2020 in a virtual meeting. After lengthy consideration, and despite positive indications from the government regarding COVID-19 trends, significant restrictions on public gatherings are likely to remain in place for some time.
Series Chairman, Andrew McLachlan, summarised the outcome, “Again, the number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our competitors, supporters and community. We must predicate our decisions on the guidance and direction provided by government, and with just 6 weeks until our next scheduled round, it is clear the short term future does not provide us with the certainty required to prepare for a mid June event.”
The UniSA Australian HPV Super Series is comprised of six rounds. Following the cancellation of Round 1 in Mt Gambier and Round 2 at Loxton, the demise of Adelaide’s Round 3 in mid June means half the 2020 Series has been abandoned. McLachlan however points out the second half of the season may be different, and consideration is being given to safe alternative formats should that be able to act as a catalyst to getting trikes on track.
“Indications from the government show our country has potentially turned the corner when it comes to managing the spread of COVID – 19. As such, there is the possibility of progressive relaxations of public gathering rules which may provide opportunities in the second half of 2020. The Board will continue to meet on line every two weeks and consider options” he added.