Gloucestershire entered Tier 3 restrictions on Boxing Day. The club has been trying to assess the impact of this on cycling.

We may cycle in groups of up to six, in our own area and into some other areas, including tier 2 Worcestershire and Herefordshire, but we are not allowed to stop outside our own area (Gloucestershire). Wales and Tier 4 Oxfordshire are out-of-bounds.

The main impact is with stops. All cafes and pubs are restricted to take-away service only. How this is interpreted, and which establishments chose to open, are issues that will become clearer over time.

We shall still be running our Sunday schedule. Please note that stops are likely to be arranged or rearranged at short notice, and it is recommended that all riders come prepared for the possibility that no refreshment could be arranged. Please take extra care in King’s Square to form into distinct groups at the well publicised meeting points. Please check on TeamApp, Facebook or the club website for any late changes in arrangements.

Each individual must consider their situation and that of their household in deciding whether to participate. Please do not attend if you are showing any COVID symptoms or have been asked to isolate.