A memo to Baroudeur Members
This is an update from the previous Covid advice shared in September. For details of this and how it began, please read ‘The Alliance’ post.
Following the recent announcement that London has entered the next Covid Tier (High), we have updated club guidance to reflect this. The good news is we can continue to ride but need to observe the key points below:
1. Six is six :: This means that when riding as a group, its maximum limit is six people. Full stop. This applies when meeting for the ride briefing, during the training session, after the training session and when we decide to go for coffee (outdoors only now). Also please observe distancing guidance.
2. Meeting spot :: This is proving popular and with members and has not changed: outside the London Business School (southern part of Sussex Place) – this has plenty of room to keep our distance and also to accommodate more than one group of six. No more than six people should meet at any one spot.
3. Cafe stops :: indoor mingling is now not possible. This means coffee stops are still ok but outside and observing the rule of six. To help manage this our designated cafe stops for the first group of six is Café Nero on Regents Street. We will update these as the weather continues to change to find spots that have more outdoor heating!
4. Everyone must be in club kit if riding with LBCC in Regent’s Park :: This will help ensure we are only riding together as LBCC. If another person latches on to our paceline/group, we must tell them (politely) to get off. This is to mitigate large groups joining as one peloton in the park. For new joiners, this will mean they need to wear club colours (red, black or white).
5. Make use of CW laps :: Instead of rolling CCW in Regent’s Park, roll CW. Often much less busy and so less likely to attract hangers on.
6. Zwift rides :: We will start racing / training on Zwift again – a group has been formed to start this. We can do racing, time trials, work outs or just a good old group ride. Be creative and help take the initiative by putting virtual group events together.
The above reflects our understanding of the current Government measures for London. We will continue to monitor and update as guidance changes.
This will benefit everyone’s health, demonstrate our commitment to mitigating the spread of COVID to police, the Royal Parks and other cyclists, and most importantly, will help preserve our sacred training sessions in the park for the long-term.
Thank you for your continous support, encouragement and cooperation, The London Baroudeurs Committee: Dave, Glen, Lowell, Nick, Steve and Thomas. A special thank you to Jesse for contributing to the meeting.