The Riding of the Bounds – Berwick upon Tweed – Saturday 1st May 2021.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of The Riding of The Bounds for the second year in a row due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
We all expected that the situation would have been significantly improved by this year but sadly this is not the case. We had hoped that this year we could have had some form of ride out even with some restrictions in place but the safety of the public has to be our main priority. Any event that will result in mass crowds is just not feasible at this time.
Although there will be no ride taking place this year, the committee would like to honour the ancient tradition in some way. Restrictions permitting on the 1st May, our Principals and committee members hope to carry out the annual boundary check on foot. This will also depend on permission from the Landowners and The Freeman.
This was not possible last year due to the complete lock down in place and strict essential only travel restrictions.
This decision has not been taken lightly as it is Berwick’s oldest tradition but the safety of everyone is our main priority and we must act responsibly and act on the advice given and we feel it is the correct course of action at this time.
Our thoughts are with every other border town and their committee’s who are also having to cancel their annual festivities for the second time. Its going to be another long summer for us all.
We can only hope that with the vaccination roll-out that 2022 will be back to normal and The Riding of the Bounds 2022 will be back with a bang!
Next years ride will be held on Saturday 30th April 2022 all being well. We look forward to seeing you all then.
Thank you for all your continued support.
Berwick Riders Association.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020.
Due to further Covid restrictions placed upon us all our Annual general meeting due to take place at the Jubilee was held instead via Zoom.
Berwick Riders Association post holders are as follows..
- Chairman – Mrs Linda Fiddes
- Vice Chair – Mrs Lorraine Stark
- Treasurer – Mrs Rebecca Tait
- Secretary – Mr Stephen Lowdon
- Ride Liaison Officer – Mrs Lorraine Stark