Club and coach-led activity taking place in indoor facilities in England can resume with immediate effect, following updated guidance from British Cycling today.
The change follows a meeting with representatives from the UK’s main indoor cycling facilities last week, and recent easing of Government restrictions on the opening of indoor leisure facilities. A number of cycling facility operators have already successfully delivered sessions with reduced numbers of accredited riders, and after a five-month break clubs and coaches are now being encouraged to ‘get back on track’ and resume their sessions too.
All clubs and coaches must ensure they adhere to British Cycling guidance, as set out in The Way Forward, along with any additional measures put in place by the respective facility operators. Additional guidance for facility operators can be found here.
British Cycling is keen to get feedback from clubs and coaches on their return to activity before sanctioning indoor competition and events, however it is currently hoped that the suspension on this activity can be lifted on Monday 28 September.
Helen Redford-Sears, Sports & Events Manager at Derby Arena, said:
“Things will have to run a little differently but the welcome at Derby Arena is as warm as ever. Please take some time to familiarise yourself with the new measures, and let us know how we’re doing, so we can make this the best experience. Get your tyres pumped – we can’t wait to get you back on track!”
While the indoor velodromes in Glasgow and Newport are making great progress in preparing their venues to reopen when the time allows, clubs and coaches in Scotland and Wales should continue to adhere to the specific guidance issued by Scottish Cycling and Welsh Cycling.