We are today pleased to share our revised suite of The Way Forward guidance documents for clubs, programme rides, coaching, cycle-sport events and facility operators in England, ahead of the move to Step 1: Phase 2 of the UK Government’s roadmap on Monday 29 March.

These documents have been developed following the publication of new guidance from the UK Government this week, which you can find here.

In addition to this we have also updated our FAQs page, which can be found below, and our team will be happy to assist with any further queries which can be sent to the email addresses listed below.

We hope that like us you are excited to get back to cycling activities and events, as we look to rebuild after a challenging winter and get the country back riding together.
Cycle-sport events
While this guidance is very much an evolution of that which we first published last summer, important aspects to draw your attention to include: the heightened focus on ensuring that all event attendees observe social distancing while not competing; amends to discipline-specific guidance on things like field sizes; and the importance of thorough Test and Trace protocols.
We are privileged as a sector to have been at the very forefront of the Government’s thinking as its roadmap was drawn up, and it is important that we repay that show of support in the crucial months ahead by observing the guidance and providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
Affiliated Club and recreation programme volunteers

Thanks to all who have joined us on one of our series of webinars this week – it’s been fantastic to see that so many clubs and groups are already prepared and excited for the return of activity next week.

We know that some of you are nervous about returning to riding in groups of more than six, and in response to this we have produced a template letter which sets out the exemption for affiliated activity, citing the relevant parts of UK Government guidance. We will also be reaching out directly to police forces next week to inform them of the changes too.

While we hope that the template letter will never need to be used, we hope that it provides added peace of mind and confidence for you, and we’d encourage you to get in contact with our teams if you have any further concerns.
Contact us

As always, if you have any questions you can contact our teams through the email addresses below.

We’re also keen to hear about your experiences of returning to activity so that we can showcase the great activity taking place on our social media channels. If you’ve got images, videos or news you’d like to share, please email it to contentteam@britishcycling.org.uk.

Enjoy the weekend.

British Cycling