Group Ride Changes – Effective from Saturday 22nd May

Hi all,

Please find details of the next phase of our COVID-19 restricted rides. Firstly though a big thank you to those of you who have been volunteering and posting rides on our FB page over the last few months, very much appreciated.

It is feedback from ride leaders that has led to this next phase of our lockdown rides that some prefer to lead smaller groups. However we also want to enable as many members as safely possible to join group rides. Therefore with immediate effect, if you want to lead a ride please continue to advise the route, pace and the max number of riders up to a maximum of 10 riders. To join a ride continue to add your name until the ride is full. Only enter your name if you are definitely riding. Should you subsequently feel ill, or show any COVID symptoms, advise the ride leader that you are unable ride, this may open up the slot to others. Your name on the Facebook list can also be used used for Track and Trace.

As all cafes have to be set up for social distancing, to help them manage, we are restricting the number of groups riding the same route to either 2 groups of 10 or 3 groups of 6. So a max of 20 riders at one stop.

As we head towards no restrictions (fingers firmly crossed for mid June), we would like to receive suggestions from those who already do and those who will lead rides in a the future. Anything that will potentially encourage ride leader volunteers. Please either email us on the address or add your thoughts in comments below.

As a committee we will discuss in time for the next phase, though we reserve the right to make decisions in case we have conflicting ideas. That might be good though!

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