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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 if you can clarify what access is being allowed.


Tandem WoW have crossed America

From Andrew Richardson:


Many of you will be aware of the two ladies who are attempting to set a record for cycling around the world on a tandem. They were our guests at the CTC North Yorkshire Awards dinner last year, before setting off. 

They have just completed crossing America (with only one rest day!) and a link to their latest blog post is

They should finish in March and are planning a party in Oxford if anybody wishes to join them.

CTC North Yorkshire Events

Here is a list of events for 2020. They are open to all:

Sat 4th April 100km Audax from Wigginton
Sun 26th April GHS 50 miles in 5 hours from Norton
Sat 9th May 100km Audax from Wigginton
Sun 10th May Coxwold Cyclists Service  Postponed to 6th September
Sun 7th June 50 miles in 5 hours standard ride from Thornton le Dale
Sun 28th June 200km/100km/60km Audax from Tockwith
Sun 2nd August 50 miles in 5 hours standard ride from Scarborough
Sat 15th August 100km Audax from Stamford Bridge
Sat 5th September 100km/50km standard ride from Ripon
Sun 6th September Coxwold Cyclists Service
Sun 25th October 100km/50km Audax from Wigginton
Sun 1st November AGM at Easingwold
Sun 13th December Celebration of Christmas at Tockwith

Full details of all events on or CTC North Yorkshire Facebook page or see Andrew Richardson.

Drumlanrig Cycle Challenge 2020

A request to publicise this was received by email:

On checking our records from previous years we’ve noticed that we had some riders from your club participate in our annual charity sportive and would therefore like to extend a very warm welcome to your club for this our 15th year of the event which this year is being held on Sat 2nd May.

Further details and link to the website where you can register….

Drumlanrig Cycle Challenge 2020 – Tearfund

Just a wee reminder that entry is via a donation, and all the money raised will go to the work of Tearfund in releasing people from extreme poverty.

We would appreciate if you could publicise the event with your club members – on the assumption that there isn’t a clash with any other club activities you have on that day.

Best Regards

John Hunter (on behalf of Tearfund)

CTC North Yorkshire Annual Lunch, 8th February

The following from Andrew Richardson:

You are invited to attend CTC North Yorkshire’s Annual Lunch and Awards Presentation on Saturday 8th February 2020. As requested by some of you, we have a new venue this year.  The event is at the Novotel, Fishergate, York, YO10 4FD. Complimentary car parking will be available.
The menu is attached and consists of a two-course lunch, of main course and dessert, followed by tea or coffee, and the chef’s Petit Fours. The cost of your first drink will be paid by the club. Please collect a voucher before going to the bar.
We hope to have a guest speaker and a quiz to keep you entertained, as well as a raffle.
This is always a great social get together, but the main purpose is to distribute the awards. Our standard rides and Audax rides have had over 200 different riders taking part in 2019, and 16 riders completed 3 or more events to qualify for the awards scheme. First time qualifiers receive an engraved CTC North Yorkshire medallion. Previous year qualifiers receive a Year Bar to hang below the medallion.
All qualifiers will be presented with their award and a certificate for their rides. If you cannot attend, your medallion/Year Bar will be posted to you. If you have only completed one or two rides, then a certificate will be presented if you attend the lunch.
A list of the rides completed for each rider is now on the website ( Please let me know by email ( as soon as possible if there are any discrepancies.
The cost of the lunch is £20 per person. Please send your order using the slip below to me at the address above with your payment (payable to A Richardson), no later than Wednesday 22 January, as we have to send final numbers and payment to the hotel. Members of York Wednesday Wheelers are welcome to give orders to me on rides.
On behalf of the committee, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and great riding in 2020. The calendar of rides (and other events) will soon be on the website and paper copies will be available at the lunch. We look forward to seeing you at the lunch.
Best wishes
Andrew Richardson
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