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Leading classic rally promoter HERO-ERA was forced to substantially re-work its calendar for the spring and early summer in response to on-going COVID restrictions. The Flying Scotsman event for Pre-War cars, planned for April, has been cancelled for this year but will return in 2022. Meanwhile, the ever-popular Scottish Malts has been re-scheduled to September 13-17. Other events, including the HERO Challenge One and the Novice Trial are also moving to dates later in the year in line with the UK government’s road map for coming out of the pandemic.

The Sahara Challenge, HERO Challenge Three, Lima to Cape Horn, The RAC Rally of the Tests and Le Jog currently remain unchanged on the 2021 calendar. The Per Ardua Ad Infinitum, postponed from March, has been moved to January 7-8 next year for a route in Somerset and North Devon. Competition Director Guy Woodcock said, “We are aiming to confirm a May date for the first rally of 2021, the HERO Challenge in the Peak District.”