Gravity Grand Prix is Cancelled
(18 August 2007)
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with thanks to Peter Bartlett
After six months hard work in setting up the Gravity Grand Prix, which was to take place in Cookham Dean on 8th September, it has had to be cancelled. This was devastating news to the organisers, particularly Peter Bartlett who has put an enormous amount of effort into its organisation and had got a lot of support and interest with many teams wanting to take part. The proceeds were to go to the Air Ambulance, who sadly will also miss out. Peter says:
am very sorry to inform you that the planned Gravity GrandPrix has had to be
a local resident has objected to the road closure because they are having
another event on the same day. Although we believe there was no conflict
between the two events, the family has remained firm in their objections.
felt that we did not want the good name of the Kaffirs to be besmirched by
confrontation with the residentís family, so reluctantly we have had to
cancel the GrandPrix.
appreciate that this is a disappointment to many people. I have personally
championed this event at my own expense for the past six months and I
thought that I had everything covered. Sadly I didn't, and for that I
particular, I apologise to:
teams who have spent so much time, thought and money building their
Air Ambulance, which will not be receiving the sponsorship."
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