Guidance for post-lockdown return to training

From Monday 19 April 2021, the club will recommence training at Marley from 6.30pm with sessions running for approximately an hour. For the time being, the Saturday sessions at Cliffe Castle Park will remain on hold.

In order to successfully run these sessions, both parents / guardians and the riders will need to be aware of the arrangements of the training, and cooperate with the necessary terms and conditions applied.

Each ability group will be assigned a meeting point at Marley. This is detailed on the booking form when you book your place via the Eventbrite system. Upon arrival at Marley please proceed directly to that meeting point, avoiding contact with other groups where possible. Please do not congregate in car parking areas.

Under current British Cycling guidance, published 26 March 2021, groups of up to 16 people (including the coach) can participate in supervised outdoor activities. This allows us to hold relatively large sessions at Marley, providing we have different ability groups sufficiently distanced across the venue.

As Tykes riders have not been present at training for over a year, it is difficult to know how they have developed (or regressed) in terms of their fitness and ability level over the past 12 months. We would therefore ask that if riders have not yet attended a session post-lockdown that they remain with the groups they were riding with prior to the pandemic for the time being.

All participating riders must be booked onto the session via the relevant Eventbrite booking page (see Upcoming Sessions page). Anyone who attends the session without a booking will be politely asked to leave. If it transpires that a rider is no longer suited to the group they are riding with, the coaches may agree that the rider can move to a different group.

Whilst at the session, please ensure that the following steps are taken in accordance with British Cycling guidance:

• Participants arriving / leaving the activity must maintain social distancing.
• Strong hand hygiene should be practiced by all involved before, during and after all cycling activity. Parents / guardians are encouraged to carry hand sanitiser gel with them.
• Participants and parents / guardians are advised not to attend a session if they have Covid-19 symptoms or have someone in their household who does, or they are in the extremely vulnerable category.
• Participants must practice good respiratory hygiene during the activity (i.e. coughing, sneezing into a tissue or the crook of an elbow).
• Riders will be required to maintain a ‘one metre plus’ distance from others while riding.
• Participants must provide their own equipment and refreshments and avoid sharing of water bottles and food.
• If a participant or coach develops Covid-19 symptoms within two days of taking part in British Cycling activity, they should first ensure that they follow Test and Trace guidance. This means self-isolating, booking a test and informing Test and Trace of relevant contacts if the test is positive. They should also inform the Club, leader or coach so that the other participants can be quickly informed and take the necessary steps in line with Test and Trace guidelines.
• Adults should carry a face mask on their person as a precaution.

All attendees should follow the published British Cycling Covid-19 Guidance Behaviour Code below: