the above event has had to be cancelled.
The following is the statement prepared by Graham Hall on behalf of NECAA.
"It is with regret that I have to inform you that the event on 16th February has had to be cancelled/postponed.
This is due to Sunderland Council taking a very unreasonable position,
asking for individuals to sign documents accepting unlimited liability
i.e. the £50 million cover offered by usual UKA Road Race permit was not acceptable to them".
A full statement will be issued in due course,
explaining the background and possible re-arranged venue and date.