Only last week we wrote that with the (then) current restrictions, and exemptions for organised group rides, we felt able to resume more normal activities, and published a new rides list.
As with all things Covid-19 related, the rules change on a daily basis, and in light of the governments latest information, as of Monday 14th September, Cycling UK are now advising member groups that the exemptions allowing larger group rides are no longer practical for member groups to follow.
"Cycling UK can no longer advise groups that they can rely on the organised activity exemption. Accordingly, our advice in England is that group rides in England should be restricted to a maximum of six participants. "
Please see the Cycling UK guidance for group rides for full details.
We must always put the safety of our members first, and, after careful consideration of several options, we have decided that the safest course of action is to once again suspend club activities. The rides list published last week has therefore been removed from our website, and should be disregarded.
Members are still encouraged to go out cycling, and can form small social bubbles of no more than six riders, whilst adhering to local and national restrictions.
Obviously, we're disappointed to have to bring you this news, so soon after our last mailshot, but are sure you'll agree, it's in the best interest of our members.
Keep safe, follow the "Rule of Six", and happy cycling
Burnley & Pendle CTC Committee.