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All Meridian club rides are cancelled untill further notice.
Guidance from Cycling UK (CTC) as at 1/6
Group riding of up to six people (non-vulnerable*) can now go ahead in England, in accordance with latest Government guidance, but it is urging everyone to follow best practice to minimise risk.
- There is no limit on duration or frequency of exercise, or the distance you can travel to exercise.
- You can now meet outside with up to five other people, provided those from different households continue strictly to observe social distancing rules by staying two metres apart.
- You shouldn’t travel to exercise with someone from outside your household “unless you can practise social distancing, for example by cycling”, which implicitly acknowledges that more than one person can cycle with another whilst maintaining social distancing.
- *Vulnerable people are now being advised that they can go out for socially distanced exercise with members of their household or, if they live alone, with one person. The advice is that this remains the same person each time they go out. Clinically vulnerable people (essentially, over-70s and those with long-term conditions) are being reminded to take all guidance very seriously and continue to limit their social contacts.
This information has been taken from Cycling UK to which Meridian CC is affiliated.
We are a very friendly mid-week social cycling club based in SE London/West Kent. We ride every Wednesday, meeting at about 10.30am for elevenses at one of our five meeting venues organised on a rota basis. Most members ride to the elevenses meet.
The club rides depart at 11am and we currently run five groups. All group rides aim to arrive at their pre-arranged pub destinations for lunch before 1pm. The pubs we visit are selected for being both cyclist friendly and providing a good value lunch menu.
With five groups, we cater for a broad range of fitness levels, including the ride home, it is not unusual for our fitter members to have covered distances of 50 to 60 miles, others might travel only 15 miles. Run lists including meeting venue and pub destination details are published on this website. Our current membership is approx 140 with up to 70 riders (depending on the weather) turning out for each ride. As a mid-week club, members are usually retired, semi-retired or WFH.
A smaller group of our fitter riders also meet on Saturdays.
In addition to our weekly rides, there are group holidays in the UK and Europe. In 2019 a group of 34 members went to Dordrecht in Holland and had a great time; a similar trip is being planned for 2020. Also in 2020 another group is hoping to ride across France; from the channel to the med .
If you are interested in riding with us please contact Bob or Barry (see “Club Contacts“) or alternatively just turn up on a Wednesday and we will be very happy to help find the right group for you whether you are new to group cycling or an experienced cyclist