Cycling under latest lockdown

The text below has been provided by Birkenhead North End CC

A new National lockdown has started in England; and along with it comes a raft of new restrictions. And cycling is, of course, affected by these. As of midnight tonight, the following rules must be followed by all riders, in line with the guidance from British Cycling and the Government. These are:

• Only ride alone, with those in your household/support bubble, or with one person from another household. If you are riding with a person from another household, you must only ever ride as a pair. For example, two riders from the same household cannot ride in a group of three with a person from another household, unless all are part of the same support bubble.

• If you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating, are sharing a household /support bubble with somebody with symptoms, or have been told to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace, you should stay at home.

• There are no restrictions on how far or how often you can ride, however we recommend that you stay within your ability level and prepare accordingly, especially if you are riding alone.

Also, please remember that whilst many of our favourite cafe stops have closed their sit-in options as a result of this new lockdown, many of them are continuing to offer takeout options. If you can, please support them through this difficult time.

We hope that all of our members, friends and followers keep safe during this lockdown, and hopefully we’ll see you all out on the road soon.

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