Tier-4 - all club rides suspended (Jan 2021)

As you are all aware, West Sussex is now in Tier 4 in terms of the Local Covid Restrictions. This means that all club rides will be suspended until further notice. Tier 4 effectively takes us back to the same restrictions that we had through November.

The British Cycling website includes more details, so please familiarise yourselves with all the new guidelines, however the following paragraph taken from the BC site essentially summarises the impact on group riding:

What can I do if I live in a Tier 4 area in England?*

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Saturday 19 December we are suspending all sanctioned activities in Tier 4 areas in England, with the exception of outdoor activities for under-18s and disabled people.

Staying active is important, and those living in Tier 4 areas can continue to cycle however they must either do this alone, with members of their household/bubble or with one person from outside their household/bubble.

Those living in Tier 4 areas should not leave their areas to take part in cycling activities or events.

Organised outdoor activity, such as coaching and cycle sport, for under-18s and disabled people is permitted in Tier 4 areas provided the following are observed:

  • People do not travel into or out of their Tier 4 area to participate.
  • Parents, helpers and guardians only attend to enable participation by under-18s and disabled people, and always maintain social distancing of 2m+.
  • Participants, parents, helpers and guardians do not mix with people from different households e.g. by congregating at start and finish areas.
  • Coaches, officials and volunteers do not travel into or out of their Tier 4 area to support the delivery of activity.

Tony Banbury (Rides Coordinator)