No Milton Keynes World Cup in 2015!
We are very sad to have to tell you that we have not been able to bid for a World Cup round for next season. Unfortunately for us the Rugby World Cup is in town throughout October and Campbell Park is to be used as a ‘fan zone’ and Milton Keynes Council don’t feel able to deliver two world class events within such a short space of time.
We’re sad that we can’t continue but were overwhelmed by the reaction and feedback we received after the event; we are proud that we were able to host the first World Cup in the UK and outside of mainland Europe and hope it will encourage other countries and organisers to step up and do the same.
The response of the riders, the media, and especially the British fans, showed that there is appetite in the UK for a big ‘cross event and to everyone who helped, supported, sponsored, worked, and came and yelled and rang a cowbell, we thank you for making it a success
We’ll be working hard to try to do it again in 2016; whether in Milton Keynes or somewhere else remains to be seen, we just need to find another killer venue and a pot of money. Easy, right?!
Finally, don’t be too hard on MK for not supporting it in year 2. The fact is they stepped up and supported an event they knew nothing about based on some vague promises that ‘if we build it they will come’. They put a lot of money and effort behind it and without that, well we wouldn’t have even had the taster of a year 1. Thank you Milton Keynes, your name will always be synonymous with Cyclocross in the UK and we hope people will talk about it for a few years, just like they did with Leeds ’92.