Under the new restrictions you are permitted to cycle, and we would encourage you to do so, while following these rules:
You should only ride alone, with your household/support bubble or one other person.
Stay local, ride within your limits and ensure you are self-sufficient.
Leave the house to exercise only once each day.
Keep a safe distance from others and practice good respiratory hygiene (ie. no spitting, use a tissue).
You can only leave your home to exercise, and not for the purpose of leisure (such as a picnic or a coffee break).
You can travel a short distance within your area to exercise if necessary (ie. to access an open space).
Under the new restrictions, elite sport and organised outdoor sport for disabled people are both exempt. However, due to restrictions on facility access organised activity for disabled riders will be limited by the availability of a suitable location for it to take place.
What do you mean by local?
We know many of you will want to know what is meant by 'staying local'. The Government’s definition of this is stated as ‘your village, town or the part of a city where you live’.
We understand that this definition is particularly restrictive for cycling, and we are working to seek further clarification on this. We will provide a further update as soon as we are able.
In the meantime, we recommend that you follow the advice to stay local, ride well within your ability and ensure that you are self-sufficient.
Here is the suggested route for this weeks Wednesday ride, courtesy of Russell M.
The route takes in a couple of small hillocks, not often used by the club. So, come out and enjoy some new climbs (sadly in the dark). Also, enjoy the silence that is currently the norm around the airport.
I've been paying attention to the weather forecast for this Saturday.
It has been getting steadily worse.
Currently it is forecast for 20+MPH winds gusting to close to 40MPH, and a coin-flip whether it will also be raining.
As I generally use 20MPH as a threshold, I'm not proposing to post a ride for this Saturday - given it's supposed to encourage newcomers to turn out and provide an easier ride for the less strong/fit members.
If anyone fancies leading a ride, please let me know by Friday afternoon , so I can post the route etc.