No summer rides – but get out there anyway if you can!

It’s sad not to be starting our summer ride programme, as we would have been doing this afternoon, if the world hadn’t turned upside down.

group photo
Group shot from happier times

These rides have been a fixture of our summer calendar since 2012 so it’s very strange not to be embarking on eight weeks of Saturday afternoon fun, pedalling and home baking. However we hope that people will still find a way to get out and ride their bikes -and we’ve listed all the summer rides we would have done, with links to route maps and a full route description on our Summer Rides page.

If you want to try them, you can head out either with members of your household or in small groups – the current guidance is that you can meet up to eight people from up to two other households outdoors, as long as you maintain social distancing.  The rides all rely on cycle paths around the town, which have become very busy in recent weeks – so please ride courteously around pedestrians, and maybe choose a quiet time rather than our normal Saturday afternoon.

gathered at the library
It will be a while before we can encourage big groups like these again!

We’re working on putting together some ‘virtual’ summer rides – videos to show the route and give you a flavour of what to expect, if you’re not sure a particular ride is for you.

Let us know if you try any of these routes – and what you think!

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