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Cycling UK Gainsborough and Covid-19

Update issued Monday 19th July 2021:

From Monday 19 July most of the 'Social Distancing' and 'Face Mask' restrictions are being relaxed as set in law. It will in many instances be a personal choice as to whether a face mask is worn for example. In effect it's a change from 'Must' to 'Should'  However, with case numbers remaining high, it may well be advisable to maintain some social distancing and hygiene precautions, especially in enclosed spaces. Cycle 'group' size can now exceed 30 but groups should act responsibly and cautiously. 

VIEW CYCLING UK'S GUIDANCE HERE

Cycling UK Gainsborough has a new list of events through to February 2022.

For more information contact Trevor Halstead at Gainsborough Cycles 20 Ropery Road Gainsborough or telephone 01427 617752.

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

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

 

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

"Cycling UK Gainsborough / Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club / Gainsborough Cycles Charity Cycle Ride 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 a large 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 mile ride will start from Heapham Road Gainsborough and head to Upton. Arriving in Upton the route will make a left turn taking you through the village. The return to Gainsborough is via Heapham.

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. The return to Gainsborough is via Heapham.

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.

There are a few shops along the routes and there's a cafe at Sturgate Airfield. However, it's best to to carry a drink / refreshments with you. 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.

​Cycling UK Gainsborough / Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club / 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 countryside 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'."

Author: Trevor Halstead.