THE 2020 Winchester Criterium and Cyclefest has been called off for a second time this year.

It follows advice from British Cycling and takes account of the latest Government guidance.

The event had been planned for September 13, having been postponed from its original date in June due to Covid-19.

The city council said: “We know that this will be disappointing news for all those involved and we look forward to welcoming back the event and riders in 2021.”