Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

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Growler
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Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by Growler » Tue May 12, 2020 12:31 pm

EVENT POSTPONED

Hi Boners

As we’re sure you’re already aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant that it’s now vital to limit social contact and avoid gathering. For that reason, we’ve made the incredibly difficult decision to cancel this years Moors One Hundred. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we’re taking to help keep our attendees and staff safe.

We have waited as long as possible in the hope of some sort of solution, and even put in detailed plans to run in September if the original date was not possible. However it is now clear that any running of this event in 2020 is simply not possible. Despite our best efforts to go ahead and keeping everything crossed, it just can't be run safely.

We are all hugely dissapointed, absolutely gutted to say the least. We have worked incredibly hard over the last year to make this into one of the best weekends of cycling in the UK.

Moors 100 has never been a commercially motivated project (and i'm not knocking those do events for a living, I now appreciate just how much of a headache it can be!), just a dream to build what to us is the best weekend imaginable, a great route in the best part of the country, topped off with a great evening of food, drink and live music at High Paradise Farm. So many people have helped with this project and I desperately wanted this to happen as reward for all their dedication and the love they poured into making this dream come true.

The final decsion came yesterday after talking to various suppliers, our friends at Goathland Hub and High Paradise who all agreed that running this year was just not safe to do and secondly, logistically impossible.

What happens next?

We have postponed the event to 25-27 June 2021. We are hoping that by then life will have returned to normal and we can run without restrictions, although even this we cannot be sure of. No one knows. Both the start venue and overnight stay are both reserved and we are talking to the musicians we had lined up and to also to our brilliant food providers.

All tickets for the 2020 event will still be valid for next years event and automatically added to the entry list in January. Until we know how things pan out we will not be offering any more tickets for next years event. If we do have cancellations, we could offer these to your friends who missed out this year and to those on the reserve list, but again this will be sorted out nearer the time when we have better understanding of the situation.

We are also talking to Eventbrite about refunds should you wish to go down that route, again this is all new to us and we are just trying to grapple with how that aspect works. We dearly hope that you choose this option as a last resort though as 100% of the ticket price goes directly to our partners, the local businesses up on the Moors that make this event possible. All ticket monies will be held by Eventbrite and guaranteed until the running of the 2021 event too.

I'm desperately sorry that this event cannot go ahead, I was so looking forward to meeting you all and showing you all our beautiful Moors. I'll count the days until that can happen. Until then please keep safe and healthy. If you need to get in touch do so.

Finally I would like to thank everyone who has helped out on this event. I know you have given everything for this. You will get your hugs and a beer when this event runs again, and it will, better than ever, just hang on in there!

Thank you for your understanding

Si

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by ssnowman » Tue May 12, 2020 1:00 pm

Disappointing but anticipated and understandable.

Looking forward to doing it next year!
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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by Lazarus » Tue May 12, 2020 1:16 pm

as per the previous thread i can afford to lose the fees if it helps the businesses out or yourselves with any costs incurred

If not required then see you next year

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by BigdummySteve » Tue May 12, 2020 1:25 pm

Shame I was looking forward to this, not unexpected though. Hopefully things will be a little brighter soon.
:-bd

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by ssnowman » Tue May 12, 2020 1:53 pm

Lazarus wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:16 pm
as per the previous thread i can afford to lose the fees if it helps the businesses out or yourselves with any costs incurred

If not required then see you next year
Ditto. Quite happy to donate fee and pay again next year.
May satan walk with you.

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by Roobell7 » Tue May 12, 2020 5:09 pm

ssnowman wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Lazarus wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:16 pm
as per the previous thread i can afford to lose the fees if it helps the businesses out or yourselves with any costs incurred

If not required then see you next year
Ditto. Quite happy to donate fee and pay again next year.
Ditto here to. Good luck Si

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by In Reverse » Tue May 12, 2020 5:17 pm

Inevitable but still gutting. Well done on your efforts anyway Si, much appreciated as always.

I'd also be happy to donate this year's fee to a fund of some sort to help local businesses who might be losing out. I suspect a good few of the crowd who were coming up from Manchester will think the same.

Don't know how you'd administer that like, good luck. :lol:

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by thenorthwind » Tue May 12, 2020 6:07 pm

Unsurprising, but feel your pain in having to do this nonetheless.

I'd like a place next year, but happy to pay again and let this year's fee cover costs already incurred.

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by burty » Tue May 12, 2020 8:53 pm

so what your saying is that your throwing me a birthday party next year june 27 :cool:
i am in then :-bd

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by ton » Tue May 12, 2020 9:20 pm

me too.

and also happy to pay again.

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by BigdummySteve » Wed May 13, 2020 9:46 am

burty wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:53 pm
so what your saying is that your throwing me a birthday party next year june 27 :cool:
i am in then :-bd
Stu is throwing one for me in Wales on the 30th August , special people us, obviously. :-bd
:-bd

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by Escape Goat » Wed May 13, 2020 1:34 pm

Right choice, see you 2021.
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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by Growler » Thu May 14, 2020 8:29 am

Thank you so much Boners, you are indeed all super lovely people. :-bd

I wouldn't know where to start distributing funds at this stage. Its all ring fenced with Eventbrite for now and is kept by them until the event runs. I think that just knowing that there will be a recovery next year will keep the businesses happy. I'm in regular contact with them and they are surviving for now.

Costs wise, I cover those anyway from my own pocket and its quite a modest amount, its more time intensive that fiscal, so its same as any other year really.

Most important is your support, and you have delivered that in spades. I'm going to reply to all the emails this weekend (i'm still working 12 hour days). Its really appreciated guys.

I'm really gutted about not being able to run this year. The tweeked route is outstanding and i couldn't wait to see you all enjoying it. Ginni had pulled out all the stops to make Saturday night vaguely exciting too. She has about 7-8 music acts lined up, good news being they have all confirmed that they will be there in 2021. We have some brilliant independent food and drink providers lined up too, man i was looking forward to that bit.

Oh well, we have another 13 months to plan and polish it to perfection now. All good things and all that.

Thanks again and keep safe out there
Si

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by thenorthwind » Thu May 14, 2020 10:10 am

Much appreciated Si.

If there's some way I can contribute time, either around the time next year, or in the meantime in the planning/preparing, please let me know.

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Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

Post by whonickedmename » Wed May 20, 2020 5:07 pm

Feel for you and completely understand the decision.

Keep the dosh - really looking forward to next year! :grin:

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