Cycling in Lockdown #2
UPDATE - LATEST GUIDANCE ON CYCLING IN LOCKDOWN #2 Today, Wednesday, November 4, Parliament voted through the new lockdown to begin at 00:01 on 5th November 2020.
British Cycling published its latest guidance today, which says that all cycling activities and events in England will be suspended under the new lockdown. The suspension will last until December 3.
What cycling can you do in Lockdown #2?
Guidance from British Cycling says:
You can ride outside alone, with those in your household or support bubble, or with one person from another household. If you are riding with someone from another household, you must only ride as a pair.
You must stay two metres apart from anyone not from your household or support bubble.
You should not go out if you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, are self-isolating, or sharing a household/support bubble with someone who has symptoms, or if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and told to stay home.
There are no restrictions on how far or how often you can ride, but BC says you should stay within your ability level and prepare accordingly, especially when riding alone.
Stay at home, but exercise is allowed
Under the new restrictions, you can exercise outside under the lockdown and you will be able to participate in physical activity with other people in some circumstances.
The government said that you can exercise outdoors with the people you live with, with your support bubble, or with one other person from another household.
Travelling for exercise
You should avoid travelling in or out of your local area and you should reduce the number of journeys you make, but there are set circumstances in which you may travel, including exercise.
New rules say you are allowed to travel for exercise, ‘if you need to make a short journey to do so.’Authorities are also encouraging people to walk or cycle for travel.
We are still open
Following the latest COVID Secure guidelines and from the latest Government guidelines, all cycling shops are allowed to stay open through the 2nd Lockdown. Be it for that specific item, to bring your bike in for maintenance or to collect a new bike to do your daily exercise. You can also order over the phone with us, and collect from our store.
Normal opening hours for the Bike shop remain for the time being.
The above guidance supersedes the information related to the tiers as written on our blog on the 26/10/2020 which is here