Given the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID19 outbreak and UK government guidance, British Cycling has taken a proactive position and extended its current suspension on all cycling activities, including amateur sportives, until July.
“With all Government guidance pointing towards a period during which the nation is being urged to come together to fight the spread of the virus, and the unprecedented burden currently on our emergency and public services, we felt that this is the most responsible – and only – course of action we could take at this moment.”
This affects the heart of the UK amateur sportive season, including the hugely popular Fred Whiton Challenge, Iron Mountain, Struggle Dales and White Rose Classic events.
British Cycling also reiterated their position that every cyclist avoid group riding and ride responsibly during this time of crisis.
“Our recommendation to our clubs remains that no organised activity (including rides, training, coaching, events) should take place during this period, in line with government advice on social gatherings and non-essential travel.”
“Now, more than ever, we must ride our bikes responsibly – that means only going out on our own, or with people we live with, and keeping two metres apart from anyone we meet, stopping and waiting for people to pass when necessary. We’re doing this to protect ourselves and others, and to make it safe for everyone to ride.”