Apologies to everyone but we are cancelling Club TTs and Sunday Club Runs with immediate effect.
Whether our events, conducted in the open air and often with a reasonable amount of space between riders, constitute a significant transmission risk is not something we are going to debate but we recognise there will be different views. The immediate driver here is the Club has to be seen responding maturely in line with the new guidance on ‘social distancing’. We are also conscious that other members of the public will be watching how we behave and whether we have taken any notice of the guidance. That may make a difference to how we are perceived and we need to be mindful of that. The Committee has considered the advice published from both the Government and national cycling groups before making this decision.
People may still choose to ride together during this period. However that’s now a private decision. Please do not use our Facebook page to organise such rides.
We are all blessed though that our sport is one you can still get immense joy and pleasure from riding alone. We certainly encourage everyone to ride and continue to get the well-being benefits that come from this, maybe even more so at this tough time for everyone. Look after yourselves.
We also have a vibrant community of 160+ Club members and over 400 FB members. One of the best things about being in a Club like ours is that extended network of friends that you may call on in tough times. Please continue to use our fraternity during this difficult time.
We will let you know as soon as this position changes, and let us all hope this is for the better and soon.