SOME of the region's most anticipated cycling events have been put on ice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cycling NSW announced the sanctioning for all cycling events would be suspended until further notice.
Initially, the governing body had suspended sanctioning until April 30, but has had to extend the move due to the pandemic.
The move currently places the annual Keegan Downes Memorial Sundowner Handicap from Coonabarabran to Gunnedah in jeopardy.
However, Cycling NSW is hopeful of rescheduling the events impacted by the pandemic, with the release of a new events calendar within the next week.
In a statement, Cycling NSW said the hope for the updated calendar was to give riders a chance to train efficiently.
"We understand that many of our members - from juniors through to masters - are eager to plan the rest of their season and to have clear targets for their training," the statement read.
"These proposed calendars will provide as much clarity and certainty as we can realistically give in these unpredictable times.
"We look forward to sharing them with you soon."
The statement outlined what the calender would look like and are based on cycling returning in either August or September.
"Within the next week, Cycling NSW will release proposed race calendars that will maximise the opportunities for racing when government advice allows the sport to recommence," the statement read.
"Behind the scenes, the Cycling NSW events team has been working hard with host clubs and event promoters to organise these calendars.
"We thank those clubs and promoters for being flexible, co-operative and positive as we all work together to bring racing back as soon and as effectively as possible."