11th hour attempts to save 2017 A4DE Fail – Now Officially Cancelled
Despite the concerted effort made by Motorcycling Australia (MA) and Motorcycling Queensland (MQ), in an eleventh-hour attempt to reinstate the event an impasse has been realised, resulting in the decision by the TMCC to formally cancel the 2017 A4DE.
The Toowoomba Motor Cycle Club advised that the 2017 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) allocated for September 25th – 30th, is now officially cancelled. The Toowoomba Motor Cycle Club (TMCC) sighted poor entries and forecasting figures, in advance of entries closing, for the cancellation.
Competitors that have already entered the event will be contacted by the TMCC shortly with instructions for reimbursement.
The TMCC has made the following official statement confirming their position in cancelling the 2017 A4DE.
“The Toowoomba Motor Cycle Club deeply regrets that due to the lack entries to date and the lack of an expected increase prior to the event, we have no choice but to CANCEL the 2017 A4DE. There have been 37 entries prior to Early Bird finishing and only 57 to date. Please be assured that this decision has not be made lightly, but we also have to give people time to adjust their calendars and cancel accommodation etc. with adequate time. We ask that you please understand that our club cannot run an event that will produce a substantial loss. Riders who have paid their nominations will be reimbursed in full (including PAYPAL Fees) over the next 2-3 weeks as we collate the details. We will email you in this time to let you know the process for refunds. We would also like to thank all the T.M.C.C Members who to date have put in a powerful amount of time and effort to have the Special Test Areas ready for the event.”
MA, MQ and the TMCC understands there is frustration caused by the decision, and wish to extend sincere apologies to all that have made prior arrangements for participating in the 2017 A4DE.