The Chester Cycling Campaign encourages everyone who cycles during the Covid-19 pandemic to practise social distancing and to follow the best available advice regarding how to keep yourself and others safe. Government advice is updated periodically in response to changing circumstances, so it is understandable if cyclists are confused about what is currently permissible.
Cycling UK’s Covid-19 Cycling Advice
The Campaign believes that the best available Covid-19 advice for cyclists is that provided by Cycling UK. This advice is constantly updated in response to the changing pandemic situation in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Being aware of the differences between England and Wales is important for Chester cyclists who may regularly venture over the border on their cycling journeys.
The online Cycling UK cycling advice also includes a very detailed Q&A section which covers such questions as:
- I’m a healthy cyclist over the age of 70. Is it safe for me to continue cycling?
- I’m a cyclist with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or COPD. Is it safe for me to continue cycling?
- I’m a cyclist who is currently unwell with a new continuous cough or fever. Is it safe for me to continue cycling?
- I have been in physical contact / close proximity recently with friends or relatives with symptoms who are self-isolating, and I live in the same household as them. Is it safe for me to continue cycling?
The full Cycling UK cycling advice and FAQ is available using the link below:
Enjoy your rides, and keep yourself and others safe!