March 17, 2020 | 17d | GENERAL
17 March 2020
Here's the latest from British Cycling -
"Based on the Government’s latest advice and guidance on the developing situation around Coronavirus/COVID19, British Cycling has suspended all of its sanctioned, cycling activities, initially until April 30. This includes (but is not limited to):
- Competitive events at all levels
- Non-competitive, registered events (eg sportives, reliability trials)
- Recreational rides (throughout our suite of programmes including HSBC UK Breeze, HSBC UK Guided Rides, HSBC UK Ride Social, Let’s Ride Pop-up)
- All educational courses or activities (eg coaching courses, Ride Leader courses, commissaire courses)
The decision has been taken based on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s caution against unnecessary travel and contact with others, to take the necessary steps to protect the health and wellbeing of riders, officials, volunteers and spectators, and alleviate the risk of an additional burden on the emergency services at what is a hugely testing time.
We would strongly encourage all levels of the cycling community to join with British Cycling and the rest of the country in doing all we can to halt the spread of the virus in the midst of what is an unprecedented situation, however we recognise that this news will be disappointing, and potentially worrying, for some.
- Read the full statement on the British Cycling website
- Read our current statement on the Coronavirus and the Cyclone Festival of Cycling