COVID-19 Update – Club Rides are back!

As we emerge out of lockdown, we are beginning to introduce measures that will offer some semblance of normality and allow OCC members and non-members alike the opportunity to link up for a weekly club ride, whilst observing government guidelines on social distancing.

We will be publishing a suggested route to ride each Saturday, incorporating a café stop roughly midway, instead of meeting up at the end of the rides. Ride details will be posted on Friday afternoon, so keep an eye on the Events page of our website for updates. 

For the time being, the club has decided not to ride in socially-distanced groups of six, as suggested by British Cycling. Instead we will ride in pairs or solo, aiming to rendezvous at the café stop.

Wednesday morning rides will also restart, but won’t be advertised. Contact the club if you wish to join one.

Non-members

…are very welcome to join us, especially those who have caught the road cycling bug during lockdown and would like to get a taste of riding with a club.  We can pair you up with one of our members, so you have company and can learn a little more about OCC.

Rides

…will start at 9am from outside Bike Zone (NB: closed on Saturdays until further notice), but you can grab a coffee from the Handlebar Café.

Our normal club rules apply, so please note that the wearing of a helmet is mandatory and we ask anyone joining us for the first time to provide their ICE details and wear/bring clothing necessary for the likely conditions, two full water bottles / bidons, inner tubes and please ensure your bike is road worthy! Read more about riding with us here.

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