England and for that matter countries the world over are riding the roller coaster of coronavirus to dizzying new heights as cases rapidly climb following a summer dip.

To combat the rise of second wave coronavirus cases and deaths in England, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new national restrictions – or lockdown V2.0 on Saturday.

The restrictions take effect on Thursday 5 November for England and have serious implications for sport cyclists.

The regulations say cyclists may only ride “with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with one person from another household.”  

It as only 60 days ago that lockdown restrictions were lifted, allowing resumption of cyclosportive events and unrestricted group rides with up to six cyclists.

Those good ‘ol days are now long gone as the new lockdown is expected to last into 2021.

Club rides, group training, cyclosportives and cx/gravel races will not be possible after Wednesday.

Looks like it is time to head back into the indoor cycling pain cave.

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