ONE of the county’s largest outdoor events has fallen victim to continuing heavy rain - at a time when drought restrictions still apply.
Organisers of the The Chiltern Hill Vintage Vehicle Rally lined up for this Sunday at Aylesbury Rugby Club have had to make the agonising decision to cancel the event - the first time in 19 years.
Adrian Fell, one of the organisers, said: “We are gutted, really. The site is just too wet and we don’t want to look at the consequences of vehicles being stuck in the field. We can’t provide a breakdown truck and have to be sensible to people coming from far away and trade stand holders to let them know in time.
“We are going to have a meeting in a month to see if we are in a position to reschedule, but it’s too early to say.”
Speaking about the irony of the drought restrictions, he added: “We’ve got plenty of water here in Weston Turville.”
More than 1,000 classic cars were expected to descend upon the venue in Weston Road, where vehicles access a field with the co-operation of the rugby club.
The event has been organised for the past 19 years by The Game Club, which raises money for local good causes.
It recently donated £20,000 to the rugby club for an extension to facilities.