Covid restrictions

Last updated 15/04/2021

All events will be subject to the guidance and behaviour codes published here.  Riders will remain responsible for their own compliance with applicable guidance and legislation.  In particular, riders should be aware of any restrictions on travel which will apply to travel to and from events other than by bike.

As the situation changes, restrictions will change, at different times for different areas. Whilst we will do our best to keep our website up to date, legislation and guidance can move fast and we may not be able to reflect the latest position at all times.

The table shows the current set of restrictions applying in each part of the UK. Future changes are given below it.

 

Perms (inc DIYs) England Scotland Wales N Ireland
From date 12/04/21 16/04/21 12/04/21 01/04/21
Max nominal dist 300km 300km 300km 200km
Max riders per route per day 6 (unless entering Wales, then 2) 6 2 2
Other restrictions May cross to/from Wales but note number restriction Wholly within Scotland. Observe the restrictions on travel - whilst cycling across multiple areas is permissible for informal rides, you may only travel up to 5 miles from your local area to start a ride and your ride must start and finish in the same place. May cross to/from England Wholly within N Ireland
Calendar events England Scotland Wales N Ireland
From date 29/03/21      
Max nominal dist 300km      
Other restrictions Wholly within England Not possible yet due to restrictions on travel, group sizes and transiting between local authority areas during organised sport. None permitted  

Changes - England

Anticipated (all dates are indicative and subject to confirmation by UK Government):

  • 26th April – calendar event routes may cross to or from Wales
  • 17th May (Step 3) increase to 30 participants per day on permanent event routes.  Permanent events distance increased to 600km will also be validated from the start of Step 3. 
  • 21st June (Step 4) – no restrictions on participants or event distances.

Changes - Scotland

Anticipated (all dates are indicative and subject to further confirmation by the Scottish Government):

  • 26th April - calendar events up to 600km with a maximum of 30 participants and wholly within Scotland (a review is due in respect of travel within the Common Travel Area before that date)

Changes - Wales

Anticipated (all dates are indicative and subject to further confirmation by the Welsh Government):

  • 26th April - calendar events of up to 300k and with a maximum of 30 riders
  • 17th May - validation of rides up to 600km

Changes - N Ireland

The NI Executive has decided not to publish a list of dates and release targets.  It is, instead, publishing review dates.  The latest of these took place on the 16th March.

The next formal review is on the 15th April.

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