Stradsett Vintage Rally cancelled with 'heavy heart' due to Covid-19

The 2016 Stradsett Vintage Rally. Picture:Ian Burt

The 2016 Stradsett Vintage Rally. Picture:Ian Burt

A popular vintage vehicle rally has been cancelled for the second year running due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 39th vintage vehicle rally at Stradsett Park. Picture: Ian Burt

The 39th vintage vehicle rally at Stradsett Park. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Organisers have made the decision to not go ahead with the annual Stradsett Vintage Rally, near Downham Market, due to "increasing Covid-19 cases and restrictions."

The vintage vehicle rally at Stradsett Park is always a popular May Day weekend attraction. Picture:

The vintage vehicle rally at Stradsett Park is always a popular May Day weekend attraction. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The event was due to be held on Sunday, May 2 and May 3.

Announcing the news on Facebook, organisers Gordon Carson and the National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club (NVTEC) committee said: "It is with a very heavy heart, sadness and sheer disappointment I am having to write a cancellation statement for the second year running.

The 2016 Stradsett Vintage Rally. Picture:Ian Burt

The 2016 Stradsett Vintage Rally. Picture:Ian Burt

"Due to the ever-increasing covid-19 cases and restrictions which only seem to be getting worse day by day rather than better, sadly, the NVTEC-EA committee have had no choice other than to cancel our 2021 Stradsett Park Vintage Rally."


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The next event is yet to be confirmed but organisers hope to be able to hold the rally in 2022 on May 1 and 2.

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