So it’s rule of 6 still for the moment. ‘Official’ events can increase capacity to larger groups but only with a load of red tape that goes with it, so club rides are groups of up to 6 riders for the time being.
There’s no reason why chaingang can’t start up again, but we really can’t have a massive mob of Dulwich kits congregating around Elmers End roundabout pre ride, or large groups out on the road - cue local media outrage and terrible image for the club and cycling in general (not to mention transmission risk). So it’d be best to pre-organise via forum/WhatsApp as much as possible and keep to small groups on the road/roadside.
Much as I’m not generally a fan of numerical breakdowns of cycling ability.. Carl’s assessment of the group divisions might be handy here: Group 1 - 4wkg+ Group 2 - 3.7ish Group 3 - 3.3ish
So if you’re planning on riding chaingang, shout on here or WhatsApp (message me if you want to be added to the Dulwich racers group) saying if you’re aiming for group 1, 2 or 3 and we can self organise into groups of six.
Group 1s gather on the south side, near the car dealership, group 2s in the middle near the bus-stop, and group 3s north side near the curry house.
Fast group off at 7:10, medium a couple of minutes later, steady a couple of minutes after that.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are all possible chaingang evenings. Highest numbers usually gathering on Wednesdays.
Well, think I’ve made that about as clear as the government guidelines. Hopefully makes sufficient sense!