Tamworth City BMX Club president Daniel Morris says it was more a matter of when not if the State Series round the club was scheduled to host in May was postponed.
The news that the club had been anticipating for a little while came this week with BMX NSW announcing that the round, set down for May 17, had been postponed as a result of the coronavirus crisis and subsequent restrictions on mass gatherings.
"Due to large participation numbers at BMXNSW State Series events, we are confident that the Tamworth event on the 17th May 2020 would attract entries in excess of 500, plus a spectator crowd. Therefore, we are postponing the event until the government's health advice changes," the governing body said in a post on social media.
The current restrictions are in place until June.
The first major event the club would have hosted in over a decade while there was obviously some disappointment, it could be a blessing in disguise.
"For us it's probably been a good thing because the remediation processes of the track are still being undertaken," he said.
The track was closed indefinitely last month after asbestos was discovered on the track.
Morris said at the moment things are being costed and quoted.
"Nothing is set in stone exactly how it's going to happen but it is happening," he said.
"Everything has been thrown a bit out of whack at the moment because of the current climate."
Even without the pandemic though, he said it probably would have been touch and go to have the work completed and the track ready for May 17.
The Tamworth round was to be the fifth round of the series and is the third that has been postponed.
"There's still really no apparent plan at the moment as to what will happen with all the postponed events because there's been quite a few already," Morris said.
Last month's National Championships and the upcoming World Championships (they were due to be held in Houston at the end of May) have both been postponed.
The National Series has also been affected, leaving a lot to fit in possibly six months, or even less.
"It's just a wait and see at the moment," he said.
With the track out of action and the current restrictions, Morris said at the moment everybody is doing their own thing but keeping in contact.
"A lot of our more elite riders are still doing their own training and a lot of those guys have their own equipment at home," he said.
"BMX Australia have actually been quite good. They've been putting out You Tube tutorials on things to do at home."
"It is a little bit hard because we don't have a track that we can use."