Post Lockdown Rides

Fleet Cycling is pleased to announce the return of group rides under the COVID-19 guidance of Cycling UK. Following a successful pilot, group rides resumed on Tuesday 11th August 2020. If you want to ride with us please fill in your name (e.g. Boris J) on the Google Fleet Cycling Ride Booking Sheet. If you turn up without booking you may not be permitted to ride.

Fleet Cycling Ride Booking Sheet

We are operating rides as follows:

Tuesday 3/4* Rides

Four socially distanced groups of 6 (inc. leader) to four different locations each Tuesday from the Route List. Group start times will be staggered from Hart Leisure Centre as follows:

09:00AM FAST ride 15mph+ 
09:10AM Normal 12-14mph
09:20AM Normal 12-14mph
09:30AM Normal 12-14mph

Wednesday 2* Rides

Two socially distanced groups of 6 (inc. leader) to two different locations each Wednesday from the Route List. Group start times will be staggered from Hart Leisure Centre as follows:

09:20AM Gentle 10-14mph
09:30AM Gentle 10-14mph

Thursday 3/4* Rides

Two socially distanced groups of 6 (inc. leader) to two different locations each Thursday from the Route List. Group start times will be staggered from Hart Leisure Centre as follows:

09:20AM Normal 12-14mph
09:30AM Normal 12-14mph

Sunday 3/4* Rides

Two socially distanced groups of 6 (inc. leader) to two different locations each Sunday from the Route List. Group start times will be staggered from Hart Leisure Centre as follows:

09:20AM Normal 12-14mph
09:30AM Normal 12-14mph

Route List

RouteDestination NameMiles
Climbing (ft)
A - Hatch (3*)Conkers38.21929
B - Hindhead (3*)National Trust Cafe41.72217
C - Preston Candover (3*)Stores44.12361
D - Warren Row (4*)Velolife50.31987
E - Four Marks (3*)Tree House Cafe42.51963
F - Bramley (3*)Bakery41.71645
G - Selborne (3*)Gilbert White's House44.32341
H - Bramley (2*)Bakery28993
I - Odiham (2*)Fountains Cafe25.71407
J - Kingsley (2*)Country Market291725
K - Hook (2*)Hartlett's Cafe23.5765
L - Frensham (2*)Garden Centre27.91428
M - Hatch (2*)Conkers26.11056
N - Hindhead Long Route (4*)Hindhead52.12824

Instructions for Riders

Booking your ride

You must book in advance, so we can take measures to adhere to government guidelines. If you turn up without booking you will be unable to ride.
If you later find you cannot ride on a booked date, please cancel by removing your name from the booking sheet, so that someone else can use the slot.

  • Open the Google Fleet Cycling Ride Booking Sheet
  • Enter your name (e.g. Nigel F) in the green box on the date you wish to ride.
  • If you are not a Cycling UK member, please complete the Guest Rider Form in advance of the ride and bring it with you.
  • Please do not book more than one future slot at a time - give everyone a chance to ride in the slots available.

Before and during the ride

  • Wherever possible, first aid should only be carried out by qualified first aiders. If you are a first aider, please read the St John's Ambulance Covid-19 advice for first aiders
  • Bring a face covering, as you may not be allowed into some venues without one.
  • Emergency Contacts: carry the name and number of an emergency contact, to be used in the unlikely event of an incapacitating accident. Details could be on paper/card, or set up on your phone as per this article
  • Ride start times and maximum number of riders will be adhered to strictly, so try not to turn up too early!
  • Please maintain social distancing of at least one metre at all times before, during, and at the end of a ride.
  • Be prepared to move to a suitably-spaced single file formation when road conditions require it.
  • Practice good hygiene, including moving to the back of the bunch to clear your throat or to blow your nose. Do not share food or drink, and avoid contact with another rider's bike or equipment.
  • Ensure you are carrying enough equipment to be self-sufficient.
  • During repairs move bike away from others if necessary to maintain distancing. If it is necessary for other riders, not in the same household, to assist with repairs, then they should clean surfaces and hands appropriately, e.g., with hand wipes or hand sanitiser. (hence riders and leaders should bring hand wipes or hand sanitiser on rides)

Coronavirus High-Risk or Self-Isolating?

  • If you are defined as high risk for Covid-19 you must review the government guidance for high risk individuals, and take your own responsibility for when, where and with whom you ride.
  • If you should be self isolating you must not join a group ride. Government guidance is to self isolate for 10 days after symptoms appear or 14 days if someone in the same household has symptoms or if you have been in contact with someone who has symptoms.

Instructions for Leaders

  • Please ensure that you have a full list of all your riders, e.g., that the names on the booking sheet are correct.
    Contrary to the earlier version of this page, we DO NOT have emergency contact details for Cycling UK members, so we recommend that you check with all riders that they are carrying emergency contact details, either in hardcopy or in the emergency contacts facility of their phone. If they are not, you should make a note of such details and destroy it (for data protection purposes) after the ride. For non-members you need to obtain a guest registration form with contact details. Please keep this for four weeks, or pass on to the Rides Secretary (Ed Humphrey) or the club Secretary (Andrew Perkins).
  • Make yourself aware of St John's Ambulance Covid-19 advice for first aiders, at https://www.sja.org.uk/get-advice/first-aid-advice/covid-19-advice-for-first-aiders/
    Wherever possible, first aid should only be carried out by qualified first aiders.
  • Remember to follow the standing instructions for leaders, for which you will find a link at the foot of every page on the site, as Ride Leader Guidance.