Latest Covid Update

The updated UK government announcement of 4th July prompted the relaxation of some COVID-19 related restrictions. This in turn prompted updated advice from the cycling organisations that govern both the competitive and recreational sides of our sport. Here’s a quick update on that advice and the impact on our club members and activities:

Riding alone
No restrictions, provided you maintain your distance when passing pedestrians and riders.

Group riding
Only with members of your household, or with up to five other people providing you maintain social distancing (SD).

Some venues including Lee Valley Velo park and Redbridge (Hog Hill) are opening from 6th July for limited and pre-booked sessions on the road and MTB circuits. Check the venue web sites for their latest status and facility availability as this is constantly changing.

Time trials

Can recommence in England from July 13th for club events and July 18th for open events but subject to strict adherence to the CTT risk assessment criteria. For Essex clubs, this is extended by around 3 weeks due to technicalities around police notification forms. Watch the club Facebook and website for latest news.

Road and circuit racing
This is more complex. British Cycling has yet to publish guidelines on which disciplines can return and when. However, it appears from their current assumptions that circuit racing (e.g. Hog Hill, Cyclopark) may return in a limited form from early August, subject to restrictions yet to be announced!

Canewdon club room
We are in contact with the Canewdon Village Hall committee and await their plan for re-opening.

Other ‘Lockdown’ activities
The virtual clubroom via Zoom on Sunday mornings; the Zwift virtual rides (mid-week and Sun); Turbo and roller sessions (Tues and Thurs) will continue until further notice (see club Facebook page for details).

Thank you and keep safe everyone!


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