2021 Moffat Common Vehicle Rally cancelled thanks to coronavirus pandemic

The two-working day Moffat Classic Vehicle Rally has been cancelled owing to Covid for the 2nd 12 months in a row.

Occasion organiser Gordon Bisset reported he is “deeply disappointed” at getting to make the final decision but that it was “unavoidable” due to coronavirus constraints.

The function has aided the 83-calendar year-outdated to raise £140,000 for cancer charities in memory of his wife Alison who was diagnosed with the illness in 2000 and died immediately after a three-yr battle.

Previous year, 900 vehicle fanatics from all around the globe were because of to provide their cars to Moffat and hundreds extra spectators ended up expected to flip up in the city for the rally.

It is Moffat’s biggest weekend of the year and would have produced upwards of £150,000 for area firms.

Mr Bisset claimed: “Having to cancel the event for the next calendar year is a huge decline not only to Moffat, but the area as a whole.”

This year’s rally was due to choose spot on June 26-27.

Mr Bisset additional: “With entrants and spectators normally attending from all around the Uk, Northern Eire and Shetland, one particular of our largest issues was that if any new vacation limitations had to be imposed right before the function it would have brought on really serious issues.

“Any cancellations would have an outcome on our funds, as the thorough planning and expenditure for the rally starts in February.

“Last year’s occasion was cancelled in the vicinity of the conclusion of March resulting in a financial reduction on an function that in no way took spot.

“For the earlier 22 decades, commonly all around 300 of our entrants have always experienced the pleasure of the civic reception in the Moffat Woollen Mill on the Saturday night time – this would not have been allowed this yr.

“It’s deeply disappointing we won’t be in a position to support the cancer charities that we do this for, as that is what gives me the enthusiasm to continue to keep it going.”