THE popular Bettws Banger Racing event has been cancelled.

Organisers made the decision this week with concerns over current lockdown restrictions and social distancing guidelines in mind.

The popular event has been held near Newtown since 2015 but was cancelled last year due to ongoing public health crisis.

An organiser said: "It’s too early to decide what goes on next year, we need to see how restrictions are and whether it would be wise to encourage such a big public event."