With the beautiful weather, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out on your bike and enjoy some exercise with your household or by yourself.
But you may be wondering what is appropriate during the lockdown. Thankfully it’s pretty easy to stick to the Government advice when cycling. Here’s what you need to keep in mind:
- Keep a safe distance of 2m from others.
- Exercise just once per day.
- Exercise by yourself, or with a member of your household (providing no one in the house is self-isolating).
- Stay local to avoid any incidents far from home, where you may put someone/ the emergency services at risk who may have to help you.
- Remember to take food and water with you to avoid having to make unnecessary social contact and wash your hands and cycling gloves as soon as you return home.
Using Google Maps and CycleStreets you can easily discover great new local routes and paths*. This week, our South-London-based colleague Anna has discovered the picturesque Rookery Gardens in Streatham, The Wandle Trail and a great sunset spot at Battersea Park.
If you are riding with your family, you can read more Top Tips and advice for this on our page here. Though, please also apply the Government advice (avoid café stops, etc.).
If you think your bike needs a bit of attention before heading out, we’re still operating our Collect & Return service. There’s no need to leave your home – we’ll come to you and pick up your bike, service it in our workshop, and return it to you once complete. We’re following strict procedures to keep both our staff and our customers safe. You can read all about this here.
*Please remember to check your Local Council website to see if your local park is open – Cycling in Richmond Park has been suspended until further notice, for example.