The Mini Cooper Register’s National Mini Day 2020 at Beaulieu, set to be held on August 16, has been cancelled in light of continuing measures to combat Covid-19.

The club’s flagship event, already postponed from its original June date, was expected to attract 3000 people to the grounds of the National Motor Museum. Plans will now be made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Mini Cooper in 2021.

Club Chairman Robert Young said: “With social distancing at two metres still in place, clearly to run the event would be impractical. Even if social distancing was reduced to one metre, we do not see how the event could run.

“We do appreciate that our National Mini Day 2020 is still just over two months away, but felt it correct to abandon now rather than delay in the faint hope things will radically change in that time.”