The UK government released its new lockdown guidance last week, which allows UK citizens to exercise outside for as long as they like, and to meet up with one other person outside their household to run, cycle or walk with. You can read the full guidance here.
Whilst group rides and runs are still not allowed, this does mean that we can now encourage members to meet up as a pair to cycle, run and exercise together. For those that don't have an indoor cycling option, or have been working out solo for the last few months, this should be a very welcome relief!
So we're advising members to head to the members app and find a training buddy. Whether you're planning to go for a ride at the weekend and want some company, looking for a pre work run pal or just want to join in on someone else's session, then you can find it on the members app.
If you're not yet a member then now is the time to join the community. Group events will restart as soon as they're allowed, but in the meantime it's a great way to find people in your area to exercise with. You can also make use of the club discounts (10-50% off) and access the members app. If you're unsure at all then please email us for a chat.
The Small Print
In order to meet up with another person for exercise it is vital that all current guidelines are adhered to. This means staying two metres apart, giving a wide berth to any other riders/runners on the road and avoiding busy areas. Don't stop for coffee unless they're properly set up for takeaway and you can keep the two metre gap. If it becomes clear that you can't stick to the above then we recommend you separate and carry on the session solo.
For some meeting up with another person outside of the household might not be a sensible option, and we ask you to consider this before doing so. If you or anyone else in your family is at risk then it's best to stick to the original lockdown rules. Of course you might not want to meet up with others at this time, which is also totally fine. Sticking to what you're comfortable with is crucial.
Head over to the members app if you're interested in seeing what other members are up to and to find a training buddy. If not yet a member then join the community and start your 7 day free trial to check out the app.
Any questions get in touch via email or social media and we'll help where we can.
See you on the road!