As it currently stands, we are unable to confirm whether The Hebden 2022 event will go ahead on Saturday 15 January 2022.
The primary concern is of course the health and safety of all entrants and all our volunteer team and we are unsure at the stage of the likely impact of the ongoing pandemic over the colder Autumn/ Winter months and the availability of the Headquarter facilities.
Rather than open up the entry list as normal, if we have more certainty of the event then I will open up a pre-selection entry list via SiEntries in the Autumn, where you can enter as normal but there is no guarantee of being offered a place and no payment is required at this stage.
This will ensure that we have sufficient interest to consider holding the event, allow us to communicate easily with those on the pre-selection list and keep you all fully informed of the plans for future events.
Should we then confirm that we will open up entries, I can use the pre-selection lists and this will give us sufficient time to arrange the event and consider what additional costs may be incurred. Depending on this, we may need to uplift the fee from £15 to £20 to cover the expected additional safety measures. I can then outline the process and timeframes for those invited to enter.
This will also avoid the need to take payments now and avoid the need for refunds later which will be a time-consuming process and incur bank charges and fees.
Any questions then please let me know.
Take care and please look after yourselves and others.