UPDATE TO CLUB RIDES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
VC Norwich club rides will soon be starting again, however they may not follow the format you expect. Please read the information below to ensure you understand the updated club rides system.
How are club rides being reintroduced?
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.
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.
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.
If you are thinking about riding on a Sunday with the club please can I remind you that you need to be a VCN member. If you were a member last year your membership has rolled over into 2021 and you don’t need to take any further action. you should have received your new membership card, if not please get in touch with the Membership Secretary, Lorraine Jarvis . For those riders who are not members please follow the link on the British Cycling website. Membership fee remains at £20
Thank you for your continued support
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