Shipston Cycling Club returns to regular rides following lengthy lay-off amid the Covid-19 pandemic

The Shipston Cycling Club has resumed its weekly social Sunday group rides, while continuing to follow the advice of British Cycling (BC).

Monday, 13th July 2020, 10:11 am
Updated Monday, 13th July 2020, 10:16 am
Members of the Shipston Cycling Club take a break outside the Garden Shed Cafe in Wellesbourne

In accordance with British Cycling guidance the club is riding in groups of no more than six while observing social distancing throughout.

Club Chairman Andy Smith said “It’s great to be riding as a group again. The BC guidance is very clear over group sizes and social distancing and while that means concentrating just that little bit harder, it’s a small price to pay for the joy of being back on the road."

The club has put the lockdown period to good use, undertaking a complete redesign of its website in partnership with Shipston-based company Media MG. Uniquely, the new site is helping to publicise the opening hours of the club’s favourite coffee stops.

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The website also boasts GPS routes of the club’s favourite rides, ride reports, a club calendar and details for those wishing to join.

To see the club's new website use the following link: www.shipstoncycling.comAndy added “We’re proud to support our local cafes by giving them lots of custom, of course, but also by highlighting their work on the website.

"We’ve been in touch with dozens of coffee stops and we’re keeping the website updated with a map, menus and any revised opening hours."

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