Thousands of motorcyclists have travelled to Scarborough this week-end to attend the Annual 'Cock of the North' Race Meeting at Olivers Mount.
The racing was cancelled today because the Council have refused to close the public road up at the Mount.
Racing & motorcycling fans are extremely disappointed. This little beaten 'track' (during the peak tourism season) , though world renowned for its hairpin bends on the motorcyclist racing circuit, a fave of MCN (thats Motorcycle News) is on a par to the Isle of Man TT Racing circuit, sits majestically atop the proposed Scarborough Sports Village .... (see where I'm coming from ..... Scarboroughs motto Work, Rest & Play !!!)
It is hoped that the Racing event will be staged tomorrow, Sunday, though allegedly (as our racing correspondent 'Mark from Lancashire' has reported that "a prominent solicitor from up 'Deepdale' reminded SBC of their legal position regarding the annual number of road closures. This 'racing' event has always been held on the same two days every year, I have visited here for this Cock O the North & Gold Cup event for years on years, if they think I am gonna pay £10 for a non event they can go ... " Will the Councils decision to cancel todays racing leave the organisers of this event out of pocket?
Many bikers have travelled for the day from Glasgow, Lancashire and all over the country to attend this annual event and are extremely disappointed........ unaware that todays racing had been cancelled. (furious actually - putting it politely) ..... the disappointment factor was 'kicking off' throughout the town with 'intense activities' (lets all go to the pub instead) with punch ups expected throughout the town,as already witnessed by yours truly. (expect the A& E to be busy tonite! - wots left of it!) Cost.
Auto 66' website has been updated today: http://www.auto66.com/news-events.htm
More to follow ... some more positive spin from the SN: http://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/sport/stars-back-at-mount-for-cock-o... - though bikers who have travelled far and wide to attend todays racing state they were unaware of the 'cancellation' until arrival at the paddock and have had a wasted journey .... needless to say questions need to be asked of the towns Tourism Tsars, oh and erm, lets not forget 'Welcome to Yorkshire's' Gary Verity.... :- ))) ... leather not lycra?
Like a dog with a bone .... nom nom nom