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Cycling UK Gainsborough and Covid-19

*UPDATE TUESDAY 23RD MARCH 2021*

New Rules WEF Monday 29th March and guidance from Cycling UK

From Monday 29th March, social contact rules will change to ‘The Rule of Six’, that is to say that outdoor gatherings (including in Private Gardens) of either 6 people or 2 households will be allowed.

The roadmap also indicates (para 102) that organised sports can restart. Cycling UK have confirmed that Cycling UK Group cycle rides of up to 15 can go ahead under the organised sport and activity exemption. However, this number should be treated as an absolute maximum and that discretion and common sense should be taken, depending on for example the number of ride leaders available and on the routes to be taken.

*NOTE* that although group RIDES of up to 15 can go ahead, if stopping for refreshments – self-catering or a take away, the ‘Rule of Six’ still applies whilst following all the appropriate social distancing rules.

VIEW CYCLING UK'S GUIDANCE HERE

RIDES IN APRIL 2021

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RIDES IN MAY 2021

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RIDES IN JUNE 2021

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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

 

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.

Please note there are no shops or toilets along the routes; ensure you have a drink / refreshments before starting or take provisions 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.

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