Major events axed due to road safety fears

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A number of major Lincoln events have been cancelled due to road safety fears. NICK LARKIN

Two popular events in the rally calendar are being axed due to road safety fears.

The Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society has decided not to hold its twice-yearly Spring and Autumn Transport Festivals at its Whisby Road Museum. Smaller events are being held instead.

Museum Chairman Steve Milner explained: “After much consideration and discussion, we have very reluctantly decided not to organise any further Transport Festival events, but we are looking towards smaller events at the Museum instead for the next season.”

He added: “Concerns have been raised regarding the wisdom of expecting large numbers of people to cross Whisby Road safely and regularly all day, as traffic has become rather heavy and there are those drivers (not entrants!) who are very impatient as well as those who do not respect the speed limit. Not a safe mix at all. We realise this will come as a big disappointment to very many, but sincerely hope you will totally understand why. Our last event was superb, and this is how we would like the event and the members who made it possible to be remembered.”

The museum will reopen on Sundays from 1 August.