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KDM Hire Cookstown 100 Latest: In Depth Spectator Number Update, Reduced Numbers All Round

The Cookstown & District Motor Cycle Club have confirmed, that, the postponed race meeting, will now take place on Friday and Saturday 11th/12th September.

Following the recent COVID 19 updates, the club is now in the position to put the final touches to their plans for what will be the only road race to take place in 2020.

For the event to take place, the Club has taken a sensible and responsible approach, working with Sport NI and other various bodies, which will result in some significant changes.

Spectator numbers will be restricted to 1000 on Friday and 1600 on Saturday, and will only be allowed in designated areas.

The KDM Hire Cookstown 100 will be a ‘Closed Event’, a successful online Booking system has been in operation, which has enabled the organisers to follow the strict guidelines put in place by Department for Communities & NI Sports Forum.

Photo by Rod Neill

A race programme which will include a unique wristband will be posted out to everyone who has used the Booking system

Only those with a Wristband will gain access. There will be 10 designated spectator areas located around the 1.7-mile circuit. These areas will allow a maximum number of spectators in each so that any regulations in respect to mass gatherings in one area can be maintained and managed.

Hand sanitiser will be allocated at the entrance to all designated areas and on arrival at Security points.

Neither the public nor Media will not be allowed access within the paddock area and there will be no movement around the circuit between races!

No Grandstands at the event. All race teams will be restricted to a rider plus two personnel within the paddock at all times (2 rider teams + 4 personnel).

Riders and their teams also have to abide by the protocol laid down by the organisers. We are entering a new era, where everyone will need to adjust to a ‘New Normal’ for the foreseeable future.

Words by Baylon McCaughey

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