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Club Spins Resume

posted 8 Jul 2020, 06:40 by Site Admin

Cycling Ireland have issued their roadmap - phase 3 which clears the way for all clubs to recommence their official club spins. This is the welcome news which we were hoping for. Club spins will start up again this weekend Saturday and Sunday July 4th & 5th. We will not be running the Wednesday evening spin this week but hope to be in a position to start these as soon as possible.

The barracks and clubhouse remain closed and we have been given no indication when they might reopen, therefore, for the time being the start point for all club cycles will be the carpark outside the Tri & Run premises next door to O'Brien's Centra on Lynn Road, Mullingar. As this is an active commercial area we would ask those who are travelling by car to use the parking spaces on the periphery, thanks.

We are asking everyone to take a careful read through the Cycling Ireland road map and associated documents which can be found here:- 

http://www.cyclingireland.ie/cycling-news-item/cycling-ireland-roadmap-phase-3/28523


In particular all members are obliged to go online and complete the Sports Ireland Covid 19 course which can be found here:-

                   1.         https://www.sportireland.ie/covid19/course 

Everyone is also asked to complete the self-assessment personal screening questionnaire within 24 hours prior to joining a group cycle. This self assessment action must be carried out prior to every cycle.

                    2.       http://www.cyclingireland.ie/downloads/covid19%20protocol%20-%20self-assessment%20personal%20screening%20questionnaire.pdf

 

Contact tracing is an important tool in the effort to combat Covid. Therefore all cyclists in a single group will have their names recorded. Cycling Ireland has a booking system developed on their site which group leaders will be using to record the names in each of their individual groups. This will be normal practice from now on. Once the group names are entered and submitted no new cyclists are permitted to join that group for that spin. From a tracing viewpoint it's preferable that the same group members go out together week by week in as far as possible.

Groups will be avoiding using the same petrol station or garage as a tea stop point. All social distancing practices are to be observed before spins and during any tea stops along the way. This cannot be emphasised enough. Each member must take personal responsibility for their safety. Look forward to seeing you all back on the roads.

Lakeside Wheelers Committee

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