As a result of the latest lockdown in England and the subsequent announcement from British Cycling, the club has taken the inevitable decision to suspend our programme of rides until 3rd December.
This is obviously very disappointing after all the efforts we made to resume club rides in a COVID-safe manner. As things currently stand we hope to resume club rides following the end of the lockdown.
We have an exciting programme of leisure rides planned for December including some new routes, a shorter introductory route, another off-road challenge ride as well as our traditional Christmas rides, so we very much hope we can resume these when it’s safe to do so.
We’ve provided below the British Cycling advice on what we’re allowed to do during the lockdown. You can read the full British Cycling announcement by clicking this link.
Summary: What is permitted under the new restrictions?
Under the new restrictions cycling and being active is still strongly encouraged, and here’s a summary of the rules you’ll need to follow:
- Only ride alone, with those in your household/support bubble, or with one person from another household. If you are riding with a person from another household, you must only ever ride as a pair. For example, two riders from the same household cannot ride in a group of three with a person from another household, unless all are part of the same support bubble.
- Stay two metres apart from anybody not from your household/support bubble.
- If you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating, are sharing a household /support bubble with somebody with symptoms, or have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace, you should stay at home.
- There are no restrictions on how far or how often you can ride, however we recommend that you stay within your ability level and prepare accordingly, especially if you are riding alone.
- For essential journeys, the Government is encouraging people to cycle or walk where possible. · Find out more on the Gov.uk website here.