The cycling tour operator in question, Bikes of Hope, said in a statement that the decision to cancel its tour of the capital was made after it had not received any information from the Department of Transport (DOT) regarding its tour.
“Our tour operators have been contacted by DOT and the DOT has advised us that it will not be issuing the tour permits,” the statement said.
“However, we have made it clear to the Department that our tour will continue in perpetuity as a business, we will continue to provide tours in NSW, and we will provide a new tour in 2019,” the tour operator said.
Tour operators said they were concerned the announcement would impact their ability to operate and were appealing to the Minister for Transport for clarification on the matter.
“Tour operators are currently reviewing their options as we wait for the Department to make any decision regarding our tour and whether the tour will be allowed to continue,” the Tour Operators Association said in its statement.
“We have been working closely with DOT for some time now to ensure our tour is able to continue in NSW and is in compliance with all regulatory requirements.”
The Tour Operator Association is hopeful that the Minister will address this matter.
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