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Cycling UK Gainsborough and Covid-19

Club rides and activities are temporarily suspended.

*UPDATE MONDAY 4TH JANUARY 2021*

National Lockdown in England effective midnight, Monday 4th January 2021

Here's a summary:

You may leave the home to exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.

Local meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live wherever possible (but you can travel a short distance within your area if necessary - for example, to access an open space).

You cannot leave your home for the purpose of recreation or leisure (e.g. a picnic or a social meeting).

It would appear that there is no limit to the time and distance you can cycle on your once a day exercise and Cycling UK are in full support of non-group cycling.

VIEW DETAILS OF THE NATIONAL LOCKDOWN HERE

VIEW CYCLING UK'S GUIDANCE HERE

RIDES IN FEBRUARY 2021

NIL PLANNED

Cycling UK Gainsborough Charity Ride - in aid of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

To be ridden on a day of your choice between Saturday 1st May and Tuesday 31st August  2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the ride will not be able to be run as group event this year. Just choose a time and day to suit between 1st May and 31st August. There is a choice of 10, 15, and 30 mile routes. Cyclists can obtain a route map and information from Gainsborough Cycles (see below). 

The 10 ride will start from Heapham Road Gainsborough and head to Upton. Arriving in Upton the route will make a left turn riding through the village to return back to Gainsborough via Heapham, heading along Heapham Road and finishing back in Gainsborough.

The 15 mile ride will start from Heapham Road Gainsborough and head to Upton. Arriving in Upton a right turn will take riders through Kexby village to return back to Gainsborough via Heapham, heading along Heapham Road and finishing back in Gainsborough.

The 30 mile ride will start from Heapham Road Gainsborough and head to Upton. Arriving in Upton a right turn will take riders  through Kexby then riding through Willingham by Stow, Stow, Sturton by Stow and Thorpe le Fallows. Arriving in Brattleby the rider’s will push hard on their pedals for the big climb up the hill onto the Lincolnshire edge, the rider’s will be rewarded with fantastic views over the Trent valley as they progress along Middle Street. Arriving at Glentworth the riders will head down hill then across country to the edge of Upton, returning to Gainsborough past Hewitt’s Windmill. The route will then retrace the outward ride along Heapham Road and finishing back in Gainsborough.

The routes are an enjoyable cycle ride through some of Lincolnshire’s finest countryside, the country lanes are full of flora and wild life.

Please note there are no shops or toilets along either of the ride routes; please ensure you have a drink / refreshments before starting. It is recommended to wear a cycle helmet and bright clothing also check your cycle is road worthy before starting the ride. (Gainsborough Cycles offers a free Visual Cycle Safety Check). If you are mechanically able carry a small tool kit and inner tube. We recommend the ride is done in daylight hours.

​Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club / Cycling UK Gainsborough / Gainsborough Cycles / Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance do not accept any liability for accidents, property damage or loss on the ride. You are responsible for your own safety.

​Before starting the ride please check latest Covid-19 guide lines. It is required that any under 18's ride with a responsible parent or guardian. Remember you are on quiet country roads, please respect other road users and follow the highway and country-side codes. The rider who raises the most money will be awarded The Colin Smith Memorial Shield to hold for one year.

​For full details (maps, entry forms, sponsor forms etc) contact: 

Trevor Halstead c/o Gainsborough Cycles, 20 Ropery Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NP

Tel: (01427) 617752 Email: trevorhalstead@yahoo.co.uk

SPONSOR MONEY TO BE RETURNED BEFORE SUNDAY 31ST OCTOBER 2021.

Cheques to be made payable to Trevor Halstead.

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