The first round of the National Points Series (NPS), originally scheduled for Thetford on the 24th and 25th March, has been re-scheduled for the same venue on the weekend of 19th and 20th May. Forest Enterprise have re-opened the forest, having initially closed it during the early weeks of the Foot and Mouth crisis. Any NPS entries already received for the Thetford race will, of course, be valid for the re-scheduled event. Riders who have entered but can't make it on the new dates, can claim a full refund by writing, enclosing an SAE, to "Central Entries, BCF, National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester M11 4DQ. All bikes brought to the venue must be as clean as possible upon arrival - bikes will be disinfected and any dirt or grime will slow this process. A couple of extra notes from promoter Ken Ward - please remember that water is not available on site for motor homes, and there must be no barbecue cooking of any kind in the forest. For news of the first downhill NPS round moving from Yorkshire to Scotland, see article link below.