Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Weather hits Commonwealth Youth Games cultural day

Commonwealth Youth Games
Image caption More than 1,000 athletes have taken part in the Isle of Man games

A planned cultural day for Commonwealth Youth Games athletes and officials has been altered due to expected poor weather, organisers have announced.

The day was due to feature a tin bath competition, motorcycle display and stunt riders.

As high winds are expected across the island on Monday, they have been cancelled.

Visitors can still take the steam train from Douglas to Castletown and enjoy activities in Castle Rushen.

Geoff Karran, chairman of the Isle of Man Commonwealth Youth Games 2011 Organising Committee, said: "It's a real shame that the full programme of events cannot take place but the conditions would not be appropriate for the event.

"However, our visitors and VIPs will still get to experience the south of the island and island culture and we have moved as much of the activity as possible into Castle Rushen itself, which will offer some shelter."

The closing ceremony will still take place at the Villa Marina.

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