Keeping active in lockdown

Happy New Year to all of our riders and families! We hope you had a relaxing and fun festive season. Obviously the new lockdown is not the start to 2021 that any of us were hoping for, but there are still many ways to keep active and keep cycling. Our website page from the last lockdown has been updated for ideas on things to do, please see Staying Active During Lockdown which contains:

  • British Cycling and Sport England ideas for the whole family
  • Riding on rollers or a turbo trainer and a great video from Ruby Isaac to inspire you!
  • PPYCC Zwift sessions every Weds at 4pm
  • British Cycling Zwift sessions for all Youth A/B riders

If you can do any cool tricks like Ruby on the rollers then send in a video and we’ll post it up on the website!

Many thanks to Noah Weller for setting up the PPYCC Zwift sessions every Weds. PPYCC and VCJ riders who are interested please email PPYCC parent/coach and Noah will send you an invite. Remember, Zwift is free for U16s and you don’t need a smart trainer, any old rollers or turbo and a cheap bike sensor will do, more info on the Staying Active page.

Well done to all who are braving the cold temperature to get out on the bike, thankfully it looks like it will get a few degrees warmer this week! Please note the British Cycling advice on Staying Local below, which was correct as of 10th January. Please do follow this advice to keep yourself and others safe,

“We know many of you will want to know what is meant by ‘staying local’. The Government’s definition of this is stated as ‘your village, town or the part of a city where you live’.

We understand that this definition is particularly restrictive for cycling, and we are working to seek further clarification on this. We will provide a further update as soon as we are able.

In the meantime, we recommend that you follow the advice to stay local, ride well within your ability and ensure that you are self-sufficient.”

More at British Cycling Covid-19 FAQs

Keep riding, keep safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.