Laon Historique 2020

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Laon Historique 2020

I have spoken to the organisers today and great news we have 25 cars heading to Laon this year :-) 

There are only a few rooms left and some camping spots so if you are interested in going to this fabulous event please do contact Keiran Line on 01732879153  and remember to quote Lotus 7 Club for your discount ......

https://www.sceniccartours.com/laon/4593848024

you can email me for more details as well 

[email protected] 

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Anyone else wondering if it's sensible to pay the balance for this tour? No refunds it seems if you self-isolate, even on government instructions...

Guy Lachlan​

 

 

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If the FCO advise against travel there is a full refund. I suspect you have a contract, so if you decide to drop out of your own volition then you'd probably be liable for the balance anyway.

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I had an email from SCT this morning explaining the current position via a link to their website.

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I have a call booked in with Kieran at SCT and am talking to the organizers of the event in Laon tomorrow and later this week respectively -   so will let everyone know asap 

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http://www.circuit-historique-laon.com/en/

The website for the event is saying that as of the 11th March they had not been told to cancel - but the situation as we know is ever changing .....

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Sir Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific officer, warned last week that the peak of the virus is expected to be 10-14 weeks away - ie exactly over the dates for Laon. France has already closed all restaurants and cafes, and Germany (where we are planning to go after Laon) has closed its border with France over the weekend.

IMO there is no way it can go ahead. 
I'm writing this from Melbourne where I travelled for no reason because people were slow to face reality, so forgive me if I sound a little terse.

 

Guy Lachlan​

 

 

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Thanks for taking the time to get a definitive response Christine Thumb Up

Will await the response with interest.

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Anyone booked for Laon should have received the email. below   Having spoken to Keiran (SCT)- it does look unlikely it will go ahead although they are waiting for the French Government for confirmation that the outdoor  gatherings ban will go on later than 3rd April.  

Any questions Keiran or James are on hand and they encourage you to call either of them on the number below

(Keiran Line is our main contact )

Chris  

 

From: James Wickenden 
Sent: 16 March 2020 12:18
To: SCT Administration <[email protected]>
Subject: Laon Historique 2020 - IMPORTANT UPDATE

Good afternoon

Following our balance reminder email last week we have understandably had a couple of calls regarding the likelihood of the event proceeding during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.

We have contacted the Laon Historique Organisers today who confirm they are still planning to run the event on the current dates unless instructed otherwise.

The current official statement from the Laon Historique Organisers is still:

Association de la Montée Historique de Laon states that:

Appropriate authorities have not informed us of the need to postpone our 29th Circuit Historique de Laon, on 30-31 May and 1st June 2020

In the event that we would not be able to go ahead with the event, Association de la Montée Historique de Laon would reschedule it to a later date in 2020.

However we understand the ever changing situations across the world and would like to delay your Laon Historique balance until April 2nd 2020. At this point we will then re-access the current situation and update  you all accordingly once again. 

We trust this information is of use, and if you have any other questions please let us know.

Kind regards,

James Wickenden 
Sales and Operations Manager

Direct Telephone:  

+44 1732 879171

 

Christine 

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Yesterday France announced a raft of new restrictions on travel and leisure. Even joggers have to remain less than 1000m from their home. 
https://www.rt.com/news/483893-france-ban-jogging-coronavirus/

In light of this, the new statement on the Laon website looks more than delusional:

"Following the progression of Covid-19 and the measures put in place by the French government, on 15th April 2020 at the latest we will be able to confirm whether our event will go ahead or reschedule."

The 15th April is too late, a decision needs to be made THIS WEEK!

Guy Lachlan​

 

 

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Guy  can you not just cancel if you fee that way ?

Im happy to hold fire albeit I dont hold out any hope

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