The 10th annual Festival of Jurby once again proved very successful so thank you for the continued support from our committee, volunteers and to all who attended on the day.
Of course, an event of this scale takes a tremendous amount of organisation, which for many years has been done by a small committee getting together just weeks after the previous event took place to start gearing up for the next summer. However, after being in position since the festival was established in 2009, a number of the organising committee have made the tough decided to stand down.
As the event grows, we are seeing heavier regulation come into effect, and responsibilities grow to surpass the capability of the small team that organises the event. Keeping riders safe is our utmost concern and in the current climate we’re facing additional uncertainties with insurance for any non-Manx riders given changes to EU Medical Cards. Consequently, and pending professional advice, the committee has reluctantly, and with regret, decided to suspend the Festival until further notice.
The Vintage Motorcycle Club has always looked at ways to promote the island’s strong history with motorcycling and the tremendous machines many of our members lovingly restore and care for, and for the past decade of the Festival of Jurby has celebrated this perfectly.
Our commitment to promoting vintage motorbikes on and off island remains as strong as ever, and the committee with be continuing with the many events we organise throughout the year, including the Manx Rally, however this is a perfect time to reflect and refocusing our efforts to look at new events.
VMCC Festival of Jurby Committee