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Toowoomba Motorcycle Club announced the cancellation of the 2017 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) but has since retracted the statement after Motorcycling Australia stepped in.

Toowoomba Motorcycle Club (TMCC) made the shocking announcement over the weekend, citing low entry numbers as the reason for cancelling the event scheduled for 25-30 September.

“The Toowoomba Motor Cycle Club deeply regrets that due to the lack entries to date and the lack of an expected increase prior to the event, they have no choice but to CANCEL the 2017 A4DE.”

“Please be assured that this decision has not been made lightly, but we also have to give people time to adjust their calendars and cancel accommodation etc. with adequate time. We ask that you please understand that our club cannot run an event that will produce a substantial loss.

“Riders who have paid their nominations will be reimbursed in full (including PAYPAL Fees) over the next 2-3 weeks as we collate the details. We will email you in this time to let you know the process for refunds. We would also like to thank all the T.M.C.C Members who to date have put in a powerful amount of time and effort to have the Special Test Areas ready for the event.”

However, earlier this afternoon Motorcycling Australia (MA) stepped in with the following statement in an effort to reassure the motorcycling community they are working with TMCC to ensure the successful running of the 2017 A4DE.

“In a retracted Facebook statement made yesterday (20/08/17), the named host club of the 2017 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) has announced that the 2017 A4DE earmarked for September 25th – 30th will not go ahead as planned. The Toowoomba Motor Cycle Club (TMCC) sighting poor attendance forecasting figures weeks in advance of entries closing for the termination.

Both Motorcycling Australia and the State Controlling Bodies are currently working with the TMCC to reach an alternate solution for the successful running of the 2017 A4DE. Details of revisions will be released in due course.”

Entries are still open until September 11 – click here for more details on how to enter.