TRADITIONAL Lakeland sporting event Ambleside Sports has been cancelled for the second year running.

The organisers have cited uncertainty around the lifting of Covid restrictions as the reason for the cancellation. President Mr Jak Hirst said: “It is with really heavy hearts that we reached this decision.

“We are all bitterly disappointed, and we know that our competitors in the many arenas, and our trading partners, will be disappointed too. But there is still too much uncertainty about what the summer holds, and it is a burden too great for a group of volunteers.”

Despite the predicted easing of lockdown restrictions, the organisers state that managing track and trace and social distancing for the potential thousands of visitors is not viable.

Event organisers have said that they plan to put all of their efforts into making the 2022 event bigger and better than ever.