Thursday, 16 July 2020

Restarting Wednesday Rides?

Hi folks,

I see Cairngorm Cycling Club have restarted their social rides, I’ve pasted below how they plan to comply with the latest guidance.  If anyone wants to resume using the blog to arrange Wed night rides  along similar sort of lines, feel free

Cairngorm CC Social Rides resume from 16 July 2020
Cairngorm CC intends to comply fully with Scottish Cycling advice on club activities to take account of COVID19. The full advice as of 13 July 2020 can be found at here and the following is taken directly from that with additional detail to cover the specifics of our social rides and best manage the risks to participants and the general public.
  • Participants need to take personal responsibility and recognise the impact of their actions on others – if in doubt, do not resume or take part in activity just yet. People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days; household members for 14 days as per info on NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should participate.
  • Physical distancing of at least two metres must be maintained at all times except between members of the same household.
  • People who are shielding are permitted to undertake activities providing strict physical distancing is adhered to.
  • Groups of no more than 15 adults from a maximum of 5 households are allowed on club rides.
  • The meeting places for rides normally allow adequate space for social distancing. If arriving by car and space is short, participants should either find somewhere else to park or skip the ride.
  • If numbers require, then multiple groups will be formed with staggered starts or different routes.
  • Riders ride at their own risk and the club does not take responsibility for their health and safety. The club does not normally make specific first aid provision for social rides, assuming that riders will be self-sufficient for minor injuries, or if more serious an ambulance would be required. However, first aiders are highly recommended to read the government advice here on how to safely administer first aid at this time.
  • It is particularly important that all riders check their bikes mechanically before each ride and carry the usual spare tubes, pump, multi-tool, etc to ensure self-sufficiency in the event of a ‘mechanical’.

Sunday, 22 March 2020


Hi Folks,  in the current circumstances I don’t think we should be continuing to promote group rides through this blog.

I have reluctantly decided that I won’t be going out on Wednesday night rides for the time being.  I know our group is small at the moment and we could probably minimise risk of transfer by keeping safe distances but it’s not exactly an essential activity so I don’t personally think it is appropriate.

I fear that if the country as a whole doesn’t  quickly stop unnecessary contact we will be prevented from getting out and about at all. (And that could be the least of our worries!)

If you do want to meet up to bike with others please make private arrangements and don’t put details on the blog which could be seen as encouraging social gatherings.  Above all be careful and look out for each other.

I hope we can get back to normal soon.


Monday, 17 February 2020

Wednesday 19th February Grantown

Grantown opposite fuel station 6.30 pm (not Carrbridge as per yesterdays post)