Falkirk duathlon will carry on regardless

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Saturday’s duathlon in Falkirk’s Callendar Estate will go ahead as planned, despite a lack of official recognition throwing the event into disarray.

Bespoke - the community company which maintains the trails around the site - had organised a competitive event with 30 people signed up to take part.

But the British and Scottish cycling bodies’ endorsement sought by the organisers didn’t come through.

It threw the meeting into doubt, but Andy O’Neill of Bespoke has confirmed the show will go on - with minor tweaks.

“We had planned a competitive event with timings in line with British Cycling - and we’d used their online registration process - but we can’t do that now.

“Instead of cancelling the event - which we have organised with radio-linked marshalls, catering companies and mechanical support from local cycle shops - it will now be a social event.

“There won’t be rankings or times and such like, but the event will take place regardless and we’re hoping as many people as possible come along to get off the couch this Christmas.”

Registration can be completed on the day, from 9.30 a.m. at Callendar Park car park off Lochgreen Road.

For further details, e-mail andy@gwcms.co.uk.

The Falkirk Herald contacted Scottish Cycling last week but they were unavailable for comment.