Status of York Bike Shops

Whilst bike shops have, quite correctly, been identified as a key service and so are permitted to open under current restrictions, you may have noticed that some have decided not to open.  Others are opening but with restricted hours.  If you need spares or a repair, save an unproductive trip by consulting this list put together by York Cycle Campaign.

Coxwold Service Postponed

From  Mark Greenshields (the Teesside member who does the publicity for Coxwold):

Coxwold Sunday had been rescheduled, it will now go ahead on the 6th of SEPTEMBER…

Time is still 13:30…
Please share this with others as this Cycling tradition has not been broken since the start, even during a global war time conflict this will be the 94th year it has ran … so let’s not falter now…

So we have confirmed with the church and the Village to continue on the event..

Please Re post this with other members and friends to get the good news out….
At least by then we will have something to unite us by and  come together to remember those we’ve lost during this pandemic and to look forward to a bright future on the open road..

Stay safe looking forward to seeing you in Coxwold on the 6th September….or after sanctions are lifted on a quiet road soon..

Coronavirus: Restrictions on movement

You will probably have become aware in recent days of the confusion, not least among politicians and police forces, about what restrictions recent emergency legislation puts on your freedom of movement. So that you know what you are, and are not, allowed to do, here’s a link to what the law itself says:

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020. Regulation 6: Restrictions on movement

Coronavirus Update 21/03/2020

Please see Cycling UK’s latest guidance:

Coronavirus Q&A: Is it safe to cycle? and Why we had no choice but to advise against group rides.

In summary, with a few exceptions (detailed in the Q&A) yes, we should carry on cycling.  However, the advice is clear and unequivocal on cycling in groups: you shouldn’t ride with anyone else, other than members of your own household.

Coronavirus Update 18/03/2020

Cycling UK’s advice has been updated in the light of latest government guidance and it “has taken the decision to ask all its member and affiliate groups not to run any group activities, including club runs or events.

All Wednesday Wheelers’ rides are therefore cancelled until further notice.

Cycling UK add, however “people should not avoid cycling altogether as it remains a great way to keep fit and active and is a good way to boost immunity”.

Hagg Bridge closure

Hagg Bridge (SE717452), which is the B1228’s crossing of Pocklington Canal between Sutton on Derwent and Melbourne, is set to be closed from 23rd March for approximately 6 months.  At the time of writing, different accounts conflict over whether or not access on foot across the bridge will be maintained, and I have seen no specific statement on whether any pedestrian access will be 24 hours, or for limited periods. Please email blog@wwyork.org if you can clarify what access is being allowed.