Club Rides Can Start Again from 4th April

Club Rides: With Covid restrictions starting to be relaxed, British Cycling have advised that from Monday 29th March their affiliated Club can organise rides or recreation programme rides for up to 15 participants (or limited to relevant leader/rider ratios), on highways, trails and tracks. Riders will be required to maintain a ‘one metre plus’ distance from others, and follow other relevant guidance on hygiene, self-sufficiency and equipment sharing.

However it is not until Monday 12th April that Pubs/Restaurants/Cafes etc can start serving groups of up to 6 seated outdoors and that rule is not further relaxed until 17th May.

In the light of this the clubs committee think that its best to stick to the 6 rider maximum group size from 29th March especially if groups are looking to stop for a takeaway café stop. This should help avoid issues for the café and also with the perception of the general public who are unlikely to be aware that cyclists are allowed to ride in larger groups, when they still limited to 6 people meeting up outdoors.

Therefore the first Sunday we can meet up is Easter Sunday 4th April 8.30 at the market place. Note some cafes could be closed as its Easter Sunday.;