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Following on from last week’s email regarding the return of Saturday and Sunday club rides we are pleased to confirm we are good to go with the first weekend rides being on:
Saturday 19th September at 0900Hrs - Saturday Training Ride
Sunday 20th September at 0900Hrs – Sunday Club Ride
For the time being the meeting point is to be at Bishops Road Car Park (near to the Cathedral/Eden Court) until further notice.
Guidelines to club rides returning
Club rides can only resume so long as the club and its members adhere to the new guidelines. So apologies for the lengthy details below but here are the guidelines we must follow :
To adhere to the Scottish Government and Scottish Governing Body (SGB) guidelines, MFCC require to have in place an appropriate process in place to take an accurate record of all attendees, for all club rides. To comply to this, any rider who wishes to take part in a club ride must complete the relevant details requested in the web-link below. It must be ensured this is completed before the ride takes place. If not completed the rider cannot take part in the club ride. All that is requested is name, contact telephone number and date of the session.
Under the current guidelines, club rides can take place with up to 30 people from unlimited households. However, out with the club ride this rule does not apply and therefore the “6 people from 2 households” rule applies. Unfortunately no café stops will be planned as part of any club ride for the foreseeable future. To help the general public distinguish any organised club ride (and allowing up to 30 riders) from and unorganised cycling group, if possible please wear the MFCC club kit.
Participants must not attend a ride or session if:
They have Covid-19 symptoms
Someone in their household has Covid-19 symptoms
If they have been asked to self-isolate at home by the Scottish Government Test and Protect system
They have returned from a country which is not on the exemption from quarantine list in the last 14 days
During a club ride, each rider is asked to:
Participants must practice good respiratory hygiene during the activity (i.e. coughing, sneezing into a tissue or the crook of an elbow)
Participants must provide their own equipment and refreshments and should avoid sharing the likes of tools, water bottles and food.
Face coverings are optional during activity, but riders should bring a personal face mask for their use in the event of injury requiring attention from a first aider.
If a participant develops symptoms of Covid-19, they should stop taking part, return home and follow the Government’s ‘Test and Protect’ guidelines.
After the club ride, each rider is asked to:
All participants leaving the activity must maintain physical distancing
Any participant developing symptoms after a club ride should immediately isolate and request a test straight away.
Hopefully that is sufficient information, but if you need further details please get in touch. After so long without any club rides, we look forward to seeing you soon!
After the bad weather forcing cancellation of the originally planned Reliability Ride, the club has now re-scheduled it for Sunday 29th March. Original route around the Black Isle is planned. Let's hope the weather gods are on our side this time !! The Muir Hub, Muir of Ord, IV6 7SU. Registration from 0930Hrs.
Please spread widely to maximise turn out for the event.
Next Sunday (1st March) is the Ivor Reid Memorial Ride. Enter on line at British Cycling. Entry is through voluntary donation with the suggested amount being £15. HQ is Kirkhill Community Centre, St Mary's Road, Kirkhill, Highland, IV5 7NX with the long route starting at 10:00 and the shorter route off at 10:15.
A quick reminder to club members that this Sunday (16th February) MFCC have organised a Reliability Ride from MUIR OF ORD HUB with the route being the same as last years successful event, essentially going clockwise around The Black Isle. First riders to start at 1015hrs (Try to be there 15 mins beforehand to register!). After the event everyone is welcome to stay and catch up with fellow riders at the hub. The event is open to everyone, so feel free to invite any friends who may like to take part.
For the club geeks out there, see strava link below of the route and access to the .gpx and .tcx files :
The weekend is here! A wee reminder about completing the register if you intend to join a club rider this weekend. Could be one of the last rides before mudguards are needed 😐