* CANCELLED * Ride to Leighton/Eaton Constantine (CMU)

17 January 2021 @ 10:30
The Square (meet)
Nick Waters
07711 434761


The majority of these winter routes will be over decent wider roads, avoiding poor surfaces, muddy lanes & flood-water etc.
There will be a minimum of stopping & the lunch stop will be a quick sandwich stop, so hopefully back on the outskirts of Shrewsbury for around 2:00/2:30 (but it’ll be a good idea to bring lights just in case we have any unforseen delays).
Don’t forget it’s a 10:30am start in the square, to hopefully allow the weather to warm up a tad (can we make it prompt please!).

    Sunday Cruisers Group rules: – Updated as at 31st Dec 2020 (for Shropshire & Telford&Wrekin being Tier-3)

These summarise & interpret Cycling UK’s latest policy dated 24th Dec 2020. 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. Please pay particular attention to the section about the route through Telford&Wrekin area.

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
o Ride Leader will wherever possible avoid busy areas, paths, joint cyclist/pedestrian lanes; simple route to aide Group#2’s follow-on/navigation
o The ride can cross from Shropshire’s Tier-3 area into Telford & Wrekin’s Tier-3 area, but as these are identified as separate authorities by the government for covid-19 purposes, then there must be no stopping for any sort of break in the Telford & Wrekin Tier-3 area.
As the boundary between the two authorities is not something people naturally consider & as it comes very close to Shrewsbury, then as a quick guide, anything from these “boundary villages” eastwards, is Telford & Wrekin:
North of the A5 these are: Charlton, Walcot, Rodington, Somerwood, Roden, Poynton, Poyton Green, Walton, Osbaston, Rowton, Ellerdine, Ellerdine Heath
South of the A5 these are: Blue Bell, Aston, Little Wenlock, Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Jackfield, Coalport
(although further eastwards again, Sherrifhales, Shifnal, The Wyke, Kemberton & Sutton Maddock are in Shropshire).
o Wales Reg 9 prohibits leisure cycling from England into Wales whether singly or in a group
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

For further info on group riding under Covid-19, please refer to CUK’s website for full advice & guidance:


and for general information:

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