Welcome to Cycling UK Shropshire

Coronavirus: Advice and guidance for group cycling – update: 26 March 2021

Dear Members

The latest advice from Cycling UK is as follows:

The government’s roadmap out of lockdown document sets out proposed relaxations to restrictions in England on or after 29 March. These include allowing groups of up to six people, or two households, to meet outdoors.

The roadmap also indicates (para 102) that organised sports can restart, which will not be subject to the rule of six gathering limit, but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies. Sport England has subsequently published guidance confirming that organised sport and activity includes group cycle rides, so group rides of more than six are allowed from 29 March onwards under the organised sport and activity exemption.

Cycling UK’s general advice to clubs pre-Covid was to restrict group rides to a maximum of 15 people, however currently we are advising that this should be treated as an absolute maximum for group rides, not a target number, and that people should exercise some discretion and common sense depending on where they are riding.

Therefore, the Committee have decided to start a limited program of rides starting on 29 March – see the Calendar for details. Lets hope that this is the start of a return to normality………

Are you looking for someone to cycle with, someone who knows the best routes, cafes and pubs in Shropshire? Why not try us?

Who are we?

We are a Local Member Group of Cycling UK, the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation. We have active groups that lead rides from Shrewsbury – please click the button for more details of these groups.
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What do we do?

Our main activity is leading cycle rides in the glorious countryside of Shropshire, from the “plains” of the North to the hills of the South and the Marches of the West, via the World Heritage Site that is the Ironbridge Gorge.
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What rides?

You will find more information about our rides on our Rides & Events page, where there is also information for riders and leaders – and, most importantly, a Cafes & Pubs Map!!
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What else?

You can also find the latest news, read reports on our blog, view photos in our gallery or read our online magazine, spoke.
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We hope you will join us on a ride and enjoy browsing our site – please use the menu above to discover what we’ve got to offer.