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  1. IMPORTANT Scottish Cycling has issued a new update and is further amending the restrictions announced last week. All restrictions will apply until Sunday 25 October 2020, no doubt an updating message will be issued on or before that date. The restrictions apply to the same Health Board areas as outlined last week, including NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Ayrshire & Arran. This time the restrictions confirm rules for adult 'Social Cycling' i.e. non club organised bunch rides with no Covid officer present. In short, ride within your Health Board area with riders from only two households, up to max 6. Physical distancing etc applies. Club organised bunch rides with Covid officer present with rider registration, ride to remain within Health Board area (riders to remain with HB area in which they reside), group ride numbers reduced from max 30 to maximum of 9. Physical distancing etc applies. You can read the full announcement below, please take time to absorb the latest changes and make the necessary adjustments if you plan on riding out over the next few weeks. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/Supplementary_Information_October_v2.pdf
  2. Following the update from the First Minister on 7 October 2020, Scottish Cycling has published supplementary information for the 5 health board areas with enhanced restrictions. The supplementary information supersedes the guidance within our corresponding documentation. This supplementary information applies to the following five affected health board areas: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde: Glasgow City, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire NHS Lanarkshire: North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire NHS Lothian: City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian NHS Ayrshire and Arran: East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire NHS Forth Valley: Falkirk, Stirling, Clackmannanshire All restrictions outlined within our supplementary guidance will apply from 01:00 on Saturday 10 October 2020 until midnight on Sunday 25 October 2020. Full details of this can be found by clicking the link below. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/Supplementary_Information_10_-25_October.pdf In general all group rides and club activities should only take place within one health board area. Activities should not cross into neighbouring health board areas. Participants can only take part in activity within the health board they reside in i.e. do not travel to other health board areas to engage in cycling activity.
  3. Goodness knows where this misinformation came from! The Covid19 Update I published on The Forum (for all to read and take personal responsibility for) is clear that there is currently NO CHANGE to the Scottish Cycling (Scottish Government) guidance and rules on bunch rides, provided they are properly adhered to we will have no issues. There has been some nonsense written on certain WhatsApp groups today, please ignore this. In brief, as things stand, a bunch ride could consist of up to 30 riders. Sensible, low risk riding is generally encouraged, to minimise the likelihood of crashes and so protect NHS resources. Normal social distancing, hand hygiene and self sufficiency i.e. no sharing of food, bike tools and spares. On stopping, before, during and after the ride societal rules apply - face masks on entering premises, 6 persons/2 household rule (i.e. enter and sit in cafes in pairs), abide by and respect requests by local retailers. At least one sensible person per bunch to remind others of these basic requirements and to take names and contact details for the club register for NHS Test & Protect. Ideally this individual will let me know in advance that they will undertake this, probably the ride organiser. Send your list on to me as soon as possible on completion of the activity. All activities posted on The JWCC Forum, JWCC WhatsApp, JWCC FBook etc will qualify as club organised rides and ARE reportable - no exceptions. All riders involved, be they club members or 'guests' to be included (Coronavirus does not discriminate) - no exceptions. No doubt there will be changes to the guidance over time and I will provide any updates as they arise. Please make all our lives easier! With thanks, Eric (Club Covid19 Co-ordinator)
  4. New message from Scottish Cycling 😷 We have now had it confirmed from sportscotland that as a result of yesterdays announcements, there is NO impact on organised sport. The importance of organised sport complying with the SGB guidance has been reinforced, particularly with the regards to the following: Encouraging all club members to download the Protect Scotland app - www.protect.scot Ensure that all clubs have in place at least one Covid-19 Coordinator, a Risk Assessment is in place, and a record of all attendees is kept for at least 21 days after an activity has taken place. Wider societal rules apply outside of the organised activity. Please continue to reinforce to club members the importance of adhering to this, considering the image that we portray if large groups are seen without physical distancing before and after activities Please encourage all club members to ensure they have knowledge of what the guidance is, and ensure that they know who their club Covid-19 Coordinator is for the purposes of Test & Protect. JWCC - Covid19 I'd like to believe that most of you have read my previous Covid19 Updates and know what is expected from each of us, when JWCC is out on the road, pretty well by now. Below is the link to our most up to date Scottish Cycling (SC) guidance, which hasn't changed recently, and would encourage every rider to take a little time to read through this so we can all understand what our personal responsibilities are when riding, congregating, and at café stops. Please plan accordingly for before, during and after each group ride. My thanks go to each of the volunteer bunch ride co-ordinators to date for their part in taking the Test & Protect rider contact details for the club register and promptly sending these on to me. As a reminder, any member intending to organise a JWCC bunch ride then please make sure you have fully read and understood the latest SC guidance document, confirm with all participants of their need to comply with the general societal rules, and forward the rider contact details, time of ride and any café stop locations to me as soon as possible following completion of the ride. Ideally this will happen automatically and I won't have to chase folk up for these lists. Activities, bunch rides and gatherings posted in the name of JWCC on The Forum, club Facebook page and JWCC WhatsApp will qualify for the need to report. Details of all member riders and any guests are to be included - no exceptions. Finally, If you are unsure of any aspect of the Covid guidance then please do ask for clarification rather than 'winging it'..... it is up to all of us to get this right! (and remember - no house parties! 😟) Scottish-Cycling-Coronavirus-COVID19-Guidance-0 With thanks, Eric
  5. Hi Darryl, NHS Scotland - Covid Test & Protect JWCC Register I've not received the list of names and contact details of ALL participants in the Sunday 20th Bunch ride. Can you forward these please? with thanks, Eric
  6. Help reduce the spread of coronavirus, the NHS Scotland free App to download from your App Store is at the foot of the link below; https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/test-and-protect
  7. Following the guidance update from the Scottish Government yesterday (10/09/2020), Scottish Cycling has confirmed the latest position regarding cycling activity and all of our individual responsibilities before, during and after each activity. The updated route-map clearly states - the changes to meeting socially do not apply to services or activities that are already exempt from these restrictions and have been permitted to open subject to their own guidance such as organised sport. Scottish Cycling has had this confirmed this morning by sportscotland, so clubs can continue to run their activities in line with the previous guidance published on the 24th August. The key points now which will be reinforced are: The wider societal rules apply before and after club activity. Clubs must reinforce to members that this means a maximum of 6 people from 2 households, indoors and outdoors. This also applies to cafe stops, so please consider this when planning club activities. It is more important than ever that sport demonstrates to the Scottish Government that we are committed to running our activities within the agreed guidance. At present, this means: All clubs should have appointed a Covid-19 Coordinator This Covid-19 Coordinator should be known to Scottish Cycling The Covid-19 Coordinator should have completed the mandatory sportscotland e-learning and evidenced completion of this The club should have risk assessed its activities and made members aware of any mitigating measures in place Scottish Cycling has emphasised to sportscotland that this exemption to organised sport needs to be more clearly communicated by Government, to ensure that clubs are not confronted by members of the public, who may rightly think, that we are not complying with the government guidance.
  8. Iain, thanks for your list of participants and contact details for the Wheelers' bunch ride on Sunday 6th these have been added to the club's Test & Protect Register, valid for 21 days. I'm just missing a mobile number for Remo, can you send me this on a private message? cheers, Eric
  9. Dave, thanks for your list of participants and contact details for the '30 milers' bunch ride on Sunday 6th these have been added to the club's Test & Protect Register, valid for 21 days. cheers, Eric
  10. Hi Iain, weather turned out well for you, looked like a good brisk ride. I read above that George didn't join the bunch but asked for someone to stand in as the Wheelers ride coordinator, primarily to take the track & trace register and maintain Covid protocols, who was this as I've not received a list of attendees and contact details yet? Looking at Strava numbers it was probably the largest bunch out in a long time, a good mix of Wheelers and guests - for the purposes of Covid track & trace that doesn't matter its the details of everyone involved is all I need. Cheers, Eric
  11. George, I plan to be there. Thanks
  12. Since the last committee meeting I am pleased to report that we have received an expression of willingness from club member George Donnelly to act as a ride captain to lead some JWCC small-sized bunch rides, compliant with the current Scottish Cycling guidance. As the ride captain/leader George will brief those that turn up to ride, take their names and telephone contact details then submit those by email (to me as Club Covid19 Co-ordinator) shortly after completing the ride. This is for a 'track & trace' register. Club rooms will remain closed. A reminder to all members to view and read the Scottish Cycling Covid19 Guidance document ‘The Way Forward’ to help understand and take personal responsibility in adhering to the requirements contained therein. The basic bunch ride principles remain - max 15 persons from max 5 households, 2m distancing, washed hands, no sharing of bikes or accessories etc. I expect that any organised rides will be posted on The Forum in the usual manner however as the numbers able to attend will be limited please confirm your attendance in advance to assist the ride captain in their planning. Finally, further to Alan McLean’s message, posted above by Charlie, if there are any other volunteer ride captains willing to step forward and encourage smaller group club rides, Covid19 guidance compliant, then please do get in touch. https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/bc_files/Scottish_Cycling_The_Way_ForwardV8-2.pdf
  13. Many of you will already be aware of the updated guidance issued yesterday by Scottish Cycling on The Way Forward for the sport and club activities, the full document can be viewed here https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/zuvvi/media/Scottish_Cycling_The_Way_Forwardv7.pdf For now it appears that a continuation of 'social' solo and small group rides remains the only realistic course of action - max adult bunch size will likely be 5 if all riders are from different households, still nothing indoors (i.e. use of clubroom), no events, no confined TT. Maintain 2m distancing and personal hygiene (hands, mouth & nose). To avoid need for ride register maybe best to let ‘informal’ ride groups form. Much of the SC document relates to club coaching, which we don’t do, and activities for U17 (Jets). This document from Scottish Cycling is being regularly amended however it does follow guidance from and requires prior approval of the Scottish Government as each relaxation is announced. so we can expect further changes in the coming weeks. In the meantime have a good read through and self manage accordingly as there continues to be no official JWCC event until further notice.
  14. A tough and sweaty hour, well done to those with enough energy to ride off into the distance after that. Interestingly spotted riders Ellen v Dijk, Bauke Mollema, Morgan Kniesky..... and D Gunson early on and never to be seen again! 🧐
  15. Similar, it's Zwift's 'Tour of Innsbruck' kit.