With the new “Rule of Six” laws in place, we have to be even more vigilant with regards to the way that we start our rides. This is not only for our good health and freedom from incarceration, but also our reputation as a local community group. As such, we are insisting that when people arrive at the church car-park in Ivinghoe, they immediately form, or join a group of no more than six people. These groups must appear to be completely distinct to anyone passing at the start, and at any mid-ride stops, including road junctions.
British Cycling have some detailed guidance on their website. They also point out that if you are a member, your insurance is invalid if the rules are broken.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the scheduled starting time. If you are late, please join the last group on the road, only if that keeps that group to less than seven riders.
As always, please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.