Due to bad weather conditions expected at at the weekend Perfs co-organisers Mick Metcalf & Mick Waite have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel this years race.Because ofits February date, Perfs has always been vulnerable to the weather, the 2014 & 2010 editions was cancelled due to poor road conditions with the 2003 race called after heavy rain flooded the course. The 1989 Perfs Pedal race was abandoned on Police orders, the Hampshire constabulary citing “dangerous riding”. Mick Waite was phlegmatic about the cancellation of this year’s race, “really gutted but we will get over it” he told us
"With the weather forecast of strong winds and heavy rain for this weekend we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this years Perfs.
The course based on Portsdown Hill is very exposed in places and under trees in other parts, rider and volunteer safety is most important to us as organisers.
Whilst it seems very certain about storm Ciara we realise that it could change over the next few days, however, we are acting on the information we have at present from the Met Office in order for riders and helpers to avoid unnecessary travel.
Finally I would like to thank all the Sponsors, riders and volunteers who were going to support this years event.
Rider refunds will be sorted ASAP."