All being well it looks like there will be changes to lockdown with effect from Monday 29th March, when the requirement to stay at home will be lifted and we will be back the the 'Rule of Six', allowing groups up to that size outside.
That being the case, the run we had planned for Saturday 27th March won't be able to go ahead on that day. Instead, the route sheet will be made available from Monday 29th, for members to go and have a ride round, alone or with a few others within the rules at the time. The same is likely to be the case for our planned runs on April 18th and May 15th, but a further degree of ,'normality' MAY exist by the time of our mid-week run on May 26th.
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January 2nd 2021
Happy New Year all. We have set dates for social runs for the year. If, when the time comes, restrictions are still in place then the plan is that we will circulate the route sheet to members who have opted to receive emails from us, so that we can go and ride the route at a time and day of our choosing, alone or with a few mates, in accordance with Covid Guidelines at the time. To sign up for those messages, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org It costs nowt!October 24th 2020 Well, some of us did manage to get some rides in on the nicer days during autumn. A few route sheets were made available for people to go and do on their own, or with a few others, at times of their own choosing, and some good rides were had. I will long remember a fabulous day out to the Elan Valley. Planning has started for 2021, with us sincerely hoping for a more normal year. But come what may, there will be a dozen or so social runs planned from March onwards, and if we can't go as a group, then the routes will be available so days out can still be had. Sadly, for obvious reasons, Club Nights remain suspended and the remaining social run for this year is cancelled. September 13th We had a Committee meeting on the 12th at which we thought we may be able to get back to a more 'normal' autumn programme, but between calling the meeting and it taking place we've had the new Government guidelines and the 'Rule of Six', so we are still restricted in what we can do. But never mind, it's not winter yet, and we can still go for a ride, or with a few mates, so long as we stick to the rules. People on our email circulation list will have received details of another set of scatter rally locations and clues, and also a route sheet for a scenic ride out to the Elan Valley and back. Contact David Spencer if you would like details, or if you would like to go on the email list.
Mike Cutler's Mid Week Run, which would have been held on 19th August, cannot take place as normal due to rules on groups gathering, difficulty with venues and so on. Mike has however provided a route for people to ride alone or with a few others within Government guidelines, and at a time and date of your choosing. Please do so and enjoy your ride! This has been circulated via email to those on our contact list or contact David Spencer for details.August 15th
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By now, 45 people have let us know they are tackling at least some of the scatter rally, with 4 reporting back that they have been to all 39 locations. It's pleasing to hear of a few informal small groups of 5 or 6 (within Government Guidelines), getting out for a ride, an al-fresco coffee stop, and a bit of a laugh, we all need those!
We have launched a Navigational Scatter Rally, something for members to be able to do alone or in small groups at a time and day of your choosing. There are 39 locations to the south, west and north of our area, each identified by map reference, with a question to find the answer to when visiting them. It's just a bit of fun and an excuse to get out for a ride.