Dear Club Members and local riders
We are taking the health and well-being of our members, supporters, groups and volunteers very seriously and we're following the UK Government, NHS, Public Health England and CyclingUK guidance closely.
*** This is a live document and was last updated Saturday 24 April to reflect the latest guidance in Wales.
Note that it is not possible to cover every local variation across the UK here, and you should always follow local restrictions where these are imposed.
Please note Club Member Rides are once again reintroduced and operating in-line with the new UK Government changes laid out on 29th March 2021.
Current restrictions on group rides - England
The government’s roadmap out of lockdown document set out proposed relaxations to restrictions in England on or after 29 March. These include allowing groups of up to six people, or two households, to meet outdoors, including for informal exercise.
The roadmap also indicates (para 102) that organised sports can restart, which will not be subject to the rule of six gathering limit, but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies (and Cycling UK). Sport England has subsequently published guidance confirming that organised sport and activity includes group cycle rides, so group rides of more than six are allowed from 29 March onwards under the organised sport and activity exemption.
Cycling UK’s general advice to clubs pre-Covid was to restrict group rides to a maximum of 15 people, however currently we are advising that this should be treated as an absolute maximum for group rides, not a target number, and that people should exercise some discretion and common sense depending on where they are riding.
As a Club if we have more than six riders attend a Club Ride we will split the group into two smaller groups of six or less.
Cycling with friends and family
The below guidance sets out the government rules for cycling with friends and family in each of the four nations.
The position across the UK is summarised in this graphic. For further details, see the country-specific sections below.
For more information
Visit the CyclingUK Coronavirus FAQ page here, or the Coronavirus: guidance for Cycling UK groups webpage here.
The BucksMTB Team