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All Meridian club rides are cancelled until further notice.
Guidance from Cycling UK (CTC) as at 18/6
While the general advice remains that people should stay at home where possible during the pandemic, guidance in England now allows for groups of up to six people from different households to ride together, unless any of them have reason to self-isolate, and providing social distancing is maintained.
Where group riding is allowed, cyclists should still observe good hygiene and Cycling UK advises leaving plenty of space when passing others and to avoid pulling in rapidly after overtaking another cyclist and causing them to end up in your slipstream.
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