Confused about where you can and can't ride, or who you can and can't ride with? Here's the latest advice for group and solo riding, as explained by British Cycling
British Cycling have published the following guidance on cycling during lockdown. For further information head over to their website.
Under the lockdown restrictions you are permitted to cycle, and encouraged to do so, while following these rules:
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 British Cycling is working to seek further clarification on this. On January 14 British Cycling wrote to the Government alongside British Triathlon and Cycling UK following the continued confusion over this matter, and will have promised an update shortly.
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.
Yes. 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.
Coaching, leading and instructing can continue on a one-on-one basis, however sessions must take place in a public outdoor space and social distancing should be maintained throughout. Any coaches or instructors undertaking sessions should ensure they’re complying with relevant safeguarding policies.
Speaking for ourselves, we would also encourage using common sense if the weather is very cold and the roads possibly icy. Many of our friends and customers work for the NHS locally and, trust us, they do not want to be dealing with your "optional" broken hip/wrist/collarbone on top of everything else. We know it can be a drag at times, but at WildSide we strongly recommend everyone to follow the guidance - let's pull together now so we can look forward to a return to something resembling normality next season. Stay safe everybody!
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