Author Topic: Rides out during covid  (Read 9339 times)

Karla

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #125 on: 16 February, 2021, 05:51:40 pm »
British Cycling 'local' update:
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/article/20200512-about-bc-news-British-Cycling-Updated-Coronavirus-Guidance-0

https://twitter.com/BritishCycling/status/1361722282574565376?s=20

It basically says to start from home, stay within yourself and be prepared , and it recognises that this means different things for different riders. 

Good. I was worried that BC's question might cause the government to set a hard limit but it seems the government want to preserve the grey area  :thumbsup:

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #126 on: 16 February, 2021, 06:44:48 pm »
Thanks Andy for the links, and thanks Karla for the useful summary.

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #127 on: 16 February, 2021, 06:51:48 pm »
Well done to BC for getting some clarity, away from staying in your Parish.
This seems eminently pragmatic.

mattc

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #128 on: 18 February, 2021, 07:06:05 pm »
Yes, well done CyclingUk and their colleagues at British Triathlon and British Cycling.

https://road.cc/content/news/cycling-uk-asks-government-how-local-local-281005
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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #129 on: 19 February, 2021, 07:34:28 pm »
So several weeks to get a answer from government and guess what?

Carry on as i have been and so far without issue.

Kim

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #130 on: 19 February, 2021, 10:29:08 pm »
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #131 on: 11 March, 2021, 07:29:56 pm »
Roadmap for easing of cycling restrictions ( subject to review regarding the Covid situation in England)

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/article/20210309-about-bc-news-British-Cycling-update--The-Way-Forward-0

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #132 on: 07 April, 2021, 09:34:03 am »
When in the 'Roadmap out of Lockdown' will starting rides away home on non local roads be allowed? 
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #133 on: 07 April, 2021, 10:18:01 am »
29th March.

TimC

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #134 on: 07 April, 2021, 10:44:44 am »
When in the 'Roadmap out of Lockdown' will starting rides away home on non local roads be allowed? 

In England, the 'Stay Local' restriction was lifted on 29 March (27th March in Wales, and it applies FROM 2 April in Scotland, having been raised from 'Stay at Home').

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #135 on: 07 April, 2021, 10:50:45 am »
But no overnight stays until the 12th.

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #136 on: 07 April, 2021, 10:53:31 am »
OK thanks.  CyclingUK guidance updated 1 April still has 'stay local'.  https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/coronavirus-qa-cycling-guidance
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

TimC

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Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #137 on: 07 April, 2021, 10:59:32 am »
This is the Gov.uk summary of what changed on 29 March:

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The ‘stay at home’ rule will end on 29 March but many restrictions will remain in place. People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes. Travel abroad will continue to be prohibited, other than for a small number of permitted reasons. Holidays abroad will not be allowed, given it will remain important to manage the risk of imported variants and protect the vaccination programme. The government has launched a new taskforce to review global travel which will report on 12 April.

The British Cycling guidance (which is negotiated with the Dept for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) is here:

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/about/article/20200512-about-bc-news-British-Cycling-Updated-Coronavirus-Guidance-0

I think Cycling UK's guidance about 'stay local' is slightly misleading. While you aren't allowed to stay away overnight, and you shouldn't travel a long distance in order to carry out a ride, there's no limit on how far from home you can go while exercising, so long as you don't cross into another jurisdiction with different rules.

Re: Rides out during covid
« Reply #138 on: 07 April, 2021, 11:24:15 am »
In England, "Stay Home" was a legal requirement. "Stay Local" is a vague encouragement.