Dear club member
Ahead of club rides resuming this weekend, please familiarise yourselves with the guidance provided below.
It goes without saying that all aspects of this are very important to understand and adhere to for your own wellbeing and that of other club members.
Guidance for small group and club rides/training in open spaces
- These guidelines currently apply to England and have been produced in line with the UK Government guidance on public spaces, outdoor activity and exercise published on 01 June 2020
- Members must not attend a ride or run session if they have Covid-19 symptoms, have someone in their household who does and are in the extremely vulnerable category or if they have been asked to remain at home by the UK Government track and trace system.
- While many people will be keen to resume club and group activity it is imperative that all members set an example and follow these guidelines to ensure that the risk of infection/transmission of the virus is minimised.
- Strong hand hygiene should be practised by all involved before, during and after all cycling activity.
- Stay local, cycle to your activity where possible and avoid public transport if you can.
- Carefully consider the risks when planning your route, avoiding busy areas, and consider how social distancing measures may impact on the activity as well as other road, track or trail users.
- Members to carry own tools and be capable of basic cycle maintenance.
- List of members per group of max 6 to be noted and retained at beginning of ride.
- Do not exceed group size thresholds (maximum of six people in a group)
- During the activity, participants must practice good respiratory hygiene during the activity (i.e. coughing, sneezing into a tissue or the crook of an elbow)
- Ensure all those involved maintain social distancing
- We recognise that in some environments social distancing may present practical difficulties and risks and it may be safer to ride in groups of fewer than six, and if you do ride in a group of six be sure that it is safe to do so and respect other users of the road, track or trail
- Participants must provide their own equipment and refreshments if possible and avoid sharing the like of water bottles and food Exercise within your personal physical and technical limitations to try and avoid additional burden on the NHS and the first aiders present.
- In line with government guidelines, masks or face coverings are not required if social distancing is maintained. At this stage using face masks or covering is a personal choice but it should not restrict breathing
- If a participant develops symptoms of Covid-19, they should stop taking part and be directed to follow the Government’s ‘test and trace’ guidelines, which can be read on the Gov.uk website
- Members joining & leaving the activity must maintain social distancing
- Any member developing symptoms after a session should notify the organiser/leader or designated point of contact so that other members of the the group can be advised and all should refer to the latest NHS advice
If you have any questions please contact any member of the committee, contact details on the website.