The Register has decided, very reluctantly, that it will once again not be possible to hold our national rally this year. In making this decision we have considered many things, including:
- The risk of running the event only one week after the proposed date for the lifting of restrictions in England is just too great.
- St Audries have just told us that they have decided not to reopen the main building (bar, restaurant, etc.) this year. The chalets are not self-catering and they therefore rely on the St Audries kitchen for their meals (breakfast at least, and probably their evening meal too), which of course is in the main building. The Saturday evening entertainment and the AGM on Sunday morning are also important indoor activities.
- We have members from overseas and other parts of the UK, whose governments have different timetables for the relaxation of lockdown restrictions.
- It would be very difficult to organise many of the planned activities while the lockdown is still in force.
On a more positive note, we will be able to hold the event at the same venue in 2022, although it will be slightly earlier. The next Triumph 2000 / 2500 / 2·5 Register “National” will therefore be held at St Audries Bay Holiday Club from Monday 6th June to Monday 13th June 2022.
This was an extremely difficult and painful decision, but with the gradual improvement of the COVID-19 situation we should be able to look forward to a “third time lucky” gathering in June 2022.