Club Rides During COVID-19 Pandemic

Club rides with VC Norwich will be restarting again soon but may not follow the format you expect.

Following the Government announcement and the launch of the new road map we can now start to consider reinstating  Sunday club rides . 
As from Monday 29th March 2021  up to 6 people can meet outdoors . This means that we can now start and open up club rides from that date. 
Some of you may have read that British Cycling have also updated their guidance and have indicated that organised club rides (where the club is affiliated to BC) can allow members to ride in groups of 15. The VCN Committee has considered this guidance and decided to open rides up to groups of 6 only. The rationale for this decisions is 
– We can’t have large groups of riders meeting outside the forum – If we decided to do a takeaway cafe stop we can’t have riders standing/ sitting in groups of 15 – public opinion / club reputation . When the rest of the population is restricted to groups of 6 it doesn’t feel right to ride in a group of 15. 
I know that this may be a disappointment to members but we have to be sensible, ensure we keep riders safe and adhere to guidance . 
Club rides will  therefore commence on Sunday 11th April  2021. As before we will post a poll on  Facebook everyThursday. Please use the poll facility to indicate which ride you plan to ride with. This will enable us to monitor group numbers and enable us to comply with track and trace 

  • Ride start times will be staggered
  • 6 Riders per group
  • Club members only on club rides

Rides will start at the forum.

  • 9.00am – Fast Ride
  • 9.15am – Middle Group
  • 9.30am – Club Ride

Rides are only open to club members at the current time to facilitate the NHS Test and Trace Guidance. Please ensure you bring your VCN membership card as unfortunately without it you will be asked not to ride. VC Norwich also requests that club members bring a face covering if the group plans to stop at a Cafe during the ride.