Ayr Burners Cycling

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Scottish Cycling Group Ride Guidelines

Following the announcement on Tuesday by the Scottish Government of some limited relaxation of Covid restrictions, Scottish Cycling have today published guidance on what that means for group rides.

The key excerpt is as follows –

Key information from our revised guidance published 12 March

  • Scottish Cycling continues to seek clarity from sportscotland and the Scottish Government on the discrepancy that exists in transiting through multiple Level 4 areas on an informal or organised group ride. The current Scottish Government guidance continues to prohibit organised group rides from transiting through multiple Level 4 areas.
  • Whilst Scottish Government Guidance allows for a group of up to 15 adults to take part in Club activity, Scottish Cycling strongly recommends a maximum group ride size of 9 from unlimited households for Club rides. This is consistent with our guidance for adult MTB, MBL and Led Rides.

The full text of the announcement can be found here Scottish Cycling Coronavirus/COVID19 Guidance (britishcycling.org.uk)

As you can see, the suggestion is that groups should be a maximum of 9 riders, which we’ll obviously comply with (we may need more than 1 group). Once we have more clarity on the rules around crossing local authority borders we’ll share it here, but in the meantime we should remain within South Ayrshire.

The Saturday morning group rides will re-commence tomorrow (13th March), meeting at the Burns Museum at 9.30am. We’ll continue to comply with all social distancing measures, as we did before the lockdown, and follow all guidelines published by Scottish Cycling.

Hopefully this is just the beginning of positive news, and we look forward to seeing you out on the roads again.

Donald Laurie • March 12, 2021

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