4th September was looking all set to see cyclists tearing around the race track at Castle Combe on tandems, recumbents and fixies in search of a UCI sanctioned World Championship, thanks to Black Rat Cycle Challenges, but sadly this is not now going to be the case.
Black Rat have been forced to cancel the event in the face of a lack of entrants, meaning the race day would have run at a considerable financial loss as numbers stood. Anyone who had already entered will receive a full refund of their entry fee.
We are decidely disappointed as we were banking on just those low numbers of entries for a once-in-a-lifetime chance of bagging a World Championship.
However, it's not all doom and gloom. There are still places left on the North Devon Sportive on 11th September, with 100km or 100 mile options around the stunning Exmoor area. As of today, there were only 20 places left though, so best get a move on if you're keen.
See www.blackratcycle.co.uk for more information.