*2020 TQCC SPORTIVE ANNOUNCMENT*
Dear club members and supporters.
Like a lot of other clubs, we have some difficult decisions to make at the moment and we feel that unfortunately we have no choice but to cancel our Summer Solstice Sportive for this year.
Even though this is a number of weeks away and the decision will be disappointing for both our own club and the many other local cyclists that support us, we need to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
Once we're clear to cycle outside together again, we will look to see if there is any scope to arrange an alternative event later in the year.
“Taking care includes making sure you are safe while out taking your daily exercise. If walking or cycling, don’t be lulled into complacency by the quiet roads. And if you have to drive, fight any temptation to increase your speed because there’s no traffic around.”
Play it safe, slow down, take care Northern Ireland Health Minister Robin Swann has urged the public to do everything possible to avoid accidents throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The Minister said the health service will be under “unimaginable pressures” in the weeks ahead and injuries from acc…
Folks, the message is now clear.
We would ask that everyone acts responsibly and follows the government guidance when it comes to your cycling activities.
If you are cycling for exercise, please keep it to a reasonable and sensible distance and time and only cycle solo or with a member of your household. Remember, only one outdoor exercise activity per day.
We will all get to cycle outside together again in the future if we take some simple actions in the coming weeks.
After consideration of the recent advice from Cycling Ireland, the committee has taken the decision to cancel all club rides for the near future.
This is disappointing for us all but we need to make sure that we, our families, friends and others stay protected.
If you are cycling we would encourage you to do so individually and that way we can all do our bit to try and prevent the spread of the infection.
We hope we’ll see you all on the road again soon.
Following on from Government advice this morning, Cycling Ireland announces that all Cycling Ireland approved events are to be cancelled with immediate effect until and including March 29th.
We are following Cycling Ireland guidance regarding group rides during the outbreak of COVID-19, at the moment rides will go ahead but if the guidance changes we will notify club members.
For those cycling in groups over the coming weeks it is advised that you refrain from sharing drinking bottles or food under any circumstances and refrain from spitting out of respect for your fellow cyclists. In addition, some simple control measures include:
· Do not attend a ride if you feel unwell.
· Wash your hands properly and often
· Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze
· Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
· Avoid close contact with people who are not well
The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (“Covid-19”) around the country is now increasing in prevalence and we are now starting to see this impact in Ireland.
Unfortunately the Spring Sixty will not be going ahead, totally understandable given the circumstances.
We’ll all be back next year to support our friends at Camlough Cycling-Club
I may well put a scud on things just by writing this but I've checked the forecast and it looks like we might actually have some decent (by comparison – presence of sun and lack of rain are not guaranteed) weather for the Intro Run this Sunday.
So as before, here's the route:
If you fancy joining us, let us know by email or messenger !
— PLEASE register by 8pm on Saturday evening — The TQCC Introduction Cycle is a fortnightly leisure run out on a Sunday morning for prospective members to experience group riding with TQCC. The pace will be to suit the slowest cyclist, and there will be two Ride Leaders to manage the group. All wi…
Another good one for your sportive diaries.