British Cycling urges the government to encourage cycling in small groups during the second lockdown


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Under the rules that essentially establish a second lockdown and are planned until 2 December for four weeks, people will be able to practise outside, but only with their household members or bubbles or, on their own, a member of another household.

Under existing constraints, individuals can meet in groups of up to six people outdoors, and the national cycling governing body, along with its athletics and triathlon counterparts, has written to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden asking for an exception from the new regulations for small group rides and runs, as well as coaching sessions for young people and people with disabilities.

Julie Harrington, Chief Executive Officer of British Cycling, Andy Salmon of British Triathlon and Chris Jones Chris Jones, Chairman of England Athletics, says in this letter: “As you riding and driving alone with family or other friends, we know that many others, those who rely on the support and support of a friendly community, or who may lack the trust in you, will benefit many.

Earlier this year, cycling as well as running saw a spike in lockout attendance, and after restrictions had started to lift, British Cycling had implemented groups of up to six, and coaching sessions for riders up to 30, separated into smaller six people bubbles in line with the guidelines from the Digital, Media, Culture and Sports Department.


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