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Club Ride – Saturday 3rd April

For our first club ride of 2021 we’ll brave the bank holiday traffic and take a clockwise loop of the forest. Ride is just over 80K so expect a steady 3 hour pace. Pace will be steady and the focus on getting re-acquainted with the skills of peloton riding. No coffee stops are planned during the ride or at the end. For those wanting some extra mileage suggest we re-group at the end and formulate a plan.
I hope that we’re all sufficiently aware of the protocols for social distancing and hygiene but there are a couple of specifics for club rides that we must adhere to:
• At the start and finish we must comply with the “Rule of 6”. So, in the car park that means 2M distancing and no groups larger than 6. If you are the seventh rider please start a new group.
• When we ride the social distancing rule is 1M with mitigations. So, we can ride a la peloton in either single or double lines as appropriate. As it’s a Bank Holiday weekend the forest may be busier than usual so those at the back of the pack please keep an eye for traffic and advise those ahead if its’ better / safer to single up.
• As a British Cycling affiliated club we are permitted to ride in groups of up to 15. We will almost certainly keep groups well under that number but when we are riding we can exceed the Rule of 6.
Usual meet at 0850 for a prompt 0900 depart. If there are any riders that are new to the group please be there at 0845 and we’ll give you some additional guidance on how we ride.
Route is at: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1484414?units=km
Hope to see a good turnout of the regulars and some new faces
Barry

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