It is with regret that because of overzealous bureaucracy by Sunderland City Council,
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.