This was announced by the organisers of the cycle event on their social media platforms.
The statement says that, “With the country in lockdown and the uncertainty surrounding how long this may continue, the management committee together with the local municipal authorities made the difficult decision to not run the event this year and reconvene for 2021”.
Managing director of Knysna Speed Festival Ian Shrosbree said over the past month they had been monitoring the status of the novel coronavirus pandemic as events unfolded both internationally and locally.
“With the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic on so many fronts, cancelling the 33rd running of the event is in the best interests of all stakeholders and the responsible thing to do.
“We acknowledge that those cyclists who have entered and those still wanting to enter the event will be disappointed, but we look forward to hosting them in 2021 when the event and entire Oyster Festival will bounce back better than ever.”
Cyclists who have already entered will have the option of migrating their entries to next year at this year’s entry fee, or they can be refunded their entry less an admin fee.