After checking the course this morning we have decided to reluctantly postpone the race and a new date will be arranged.
The school car park is covered in deep snow, parts of the course have knee-deep snow and the rest 9 inches or so. Several broken tree branches down across the course and the steep descents are slippery underneath with deep snow on top.
So for the first time in 36 years the race has been postponed due to snow. It was cancelled in 2001 due to the foot and mouth outbreak.
Apologies to all concerned as we really wanted to go ahead and I thought the trees on much of the course would have protected it from the snow but this is not the case and the snow drifting is much worse than we expected.