Cycling Ulster wish to re-iterate to clubs and members that the below restrictions are still in place;
- Group cycling is only permitted up to a maximum of four riders, while maintaining social distancing at all times
- All competitive events, including individual time-trials, are not currently permitted
As per phase 1 of the Cycling Ireland Roadmap, members are currently permitted to cycle as an individual, with a member of your own household or in a maximum of a group of four if social distancing can be safely maintained. Residents of Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan are also limited to a 5km radius of their home. To ensure a planned activity can meet the guidelines, Cycling Ulster advise due consideration is given to social distancing (min 2 meters) being able to be maintained within a group of up to four riders.
Cycling Ulster are continuing to engage with Cycling Ireland on any updates to the Roadmap which will be guided by developments from governments in both jurisdictions. Further information on this will be available ahead of the Irish government’s plan to move into phase 2 on 8th June.
Social distancing remains a key aspect of the plans outlined by the governments in both jurisdictions until the final stage. The return to competition is also restricted until the later stages of these plans, this includes all cycling disciplines.
Cycling Ulster clubs and members need to continue to adhere to the current regulations in place. Any breaking of these regulations reflects badly on the members, clubs, and wider cycling community and could also impact on society’s attempt to combat the spread of Covid-19 and lead to restrictions being in place for longer.
We wish to acknowledge and thank the many clubs and members who have been adhering to the restrictions placed upon us during these difficult months and look forward to the phases ahead when we can once again enjoy the competitive and social aspects our sport affords us all.