COVID 19 Riding Rules

Current COVID 19 Rules for the Macedon Ranges Cycling Club

From 17th Sept 2020

Our rides may now resume for residents of Macedon Ranges and Regional Victoria. Residents of Metropolitan Melbourne (Stage 4) are not permitted to join our rides.

The rules that apply to our Club Rides are:

  • We will need keep the group numbers at or below 10 by dividing into separate groups. In order to facilitate this we would ask people to know what distance ride they would like to go on and form separate groups of 10 or less. The  longer distance riders collect at the front near the exit of our collection point, and all the medium/short distance riders further back.
  • You are required to have a mask to wear before and after the ride and at any stopping points along the route.
  • We will maintain reasonably possible physical distancing. Even when arriving, give yourselves a bit of space to ensure we maintain our 1.5m between individuals
  • We urge members who are feeling even slightly unwell or displaying any of the covid-19 potential symptoms to stay at home or ride separately. Whilst I’m sure we are all in the best of health, each person attending may have individuals within their close sphere who are more susceptible to CV-19 (or the flu), so please be mindful of others
  • The common practice of blowing of noses whilst on the bike is discouraged as much as possible, or should only occur at the back of the pack well clear of any following riders  – good practice for all times anyway
  • We will keep a register of names of people that turn up and ride
  • And remember, we definitely want this to remain a non-contact sport, at all times.
Coffee stops will be takeaway at this stage so we can maintain our social distancing.
If during the rides anyone has any concerns or advice on ways we can improve our safety measures please speak to a committee member that they can bring it up before the committee.