BRITISH Cycling has postponed this year's Criterium series until later this year due to COVID-19.

It means that Winchester Criterium and Cyclefest on Sunday June 14 will not be held on the streets of the city centre.

In a statement the council said: "We appreciate that this will be disappointing news for people who have signed up for these events and thank you for your support. We are now working with our partners and sponsors to rearrange the event, and hope to bring news of a new date as soon as possible."

Also cancelled is the Winchester Community Football Project due to have been held in the Easter holidays from April 14-17.