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.
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..
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:
Thanks to Martyn for this:
Coming back through Sutton on Derwent today, I spotted this on the Parish Council noticeboard. Seems the proposed Hagg Bridge closure due to start on 23/3/2020 has been postponed due to the virus.
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Please see Cycling UK’s latest guidance:
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.
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 (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 email@example.com if you can clarify what access is being allowed.