Ride to Long Mountain (CMH)
This will be the third Cruisers ride since our rides restarted. However this one comes after the new restrictions came into force on 14th Sept, so please read the updated rules below, as unfortunately we’ll have no choice but to follow them.
The ride will be about 35 miles & we’ll eventually get to the top of long mountain, but by one of the easier ways up there & which Paul has done before. It’ll be a figure of eight looping twice through Westbury. Please check your brakes, as what goes up must come down!!
The weather looks like keeping pretty good, so we should get some fine views. The picnic will be at the “ring fort”/mast & (I think) will involve a shortish walk to get there.
- Sunday Cruisers Group rules: – As at 17th Sept
These summarise & interpret Cycling UK’s latest policy dated 14th Sept. Everyone riding has the responsibility to comply, in order to meet their own & the group’s legal obligations, & for CUK Ride Leader & the individual’s insurance to remain valid.
• Screening: Don’t attend if showing symptoms
• Group size: individual group max of 6 riders (by law), but multiple groups permitted
• Meeting point: Extra & obvious distancing between riders (suggest 4m)
• Sign-on process: Ride Leader to complete sign-on sheet; allocate riders to Group#1 (faster riders) or Group#2; issue armbands to Group#2 – wear on right arm (washed/sanitised between rides) – these provide external visibility of the different groups; allocate experienced Group#2 rider (preferably a Ride Leader) as it’s Navigator & provide a copy of the route along with route’s pre-assessed risk factors
• New Riders: provide contact details (name/mobile#/email address) for Track&Trace
• Route: Ride Leader will wherever possible avoid busy areas, paths, joint cyclist/pedestrian lanes; simple route to aide Group#2’s follow-on/navigation
• Food: Sandwiches only/No café stops
• Stops: 11’s & lunch in quiet/open locations
• Segregation: Riders remain in their allocated Group at all times; Groups must not come into contact with one another on the road (as a guide, suggest 300m or 1 minute as a minimum); Groups must retain segregation at 11’s & lunch stop; Back Marker of each group should keep the group reasonably compact so that it can be seen to be two distinct groups (rather than one in “washing line” formation)
• Social distancing: ideally 2m but minimum 1m plus – avoid bunching/pelotons – avoid slipstreaming – avoid shouting (Ride Leader may intervene if blatant/continuous disregard for safety)
• Main roads: split into smaller sub-groups (for easier overtaking)
• Emergency/Injury: minimise contact; wear mask/plastic gloves (dispose afterwards); don’t share equipment/tools; call ambulance immediately rather than assessing injuries (unless obviously minor)
• Track&Trace: Ride Leader to provide BSM (Sunday Cruisers Rides Co-Ordinator) subsequently with the sign-on details (not the form) – names of regulars sufficient; BSM to collate & provide full details to MW (Club’s Coronavirus Officer) within 48 hours
• Other: use common sense
[Refer to CUK website for full advice & guidance]