Covid-Compliant Rides

Following the UK Government announcement on 23rd December 2020 with Hampshire now entering Tier 4 all group rides are suspended with immediate effect. We look forward to starting group rides again when the rules permit.

We have renamed this page from "Post-Lockdown Rides" to the more general "Covid-Compliant Rides".

We are operating weekly rides as listed below and on the Google Fleet Cycling Ride Booking Sheet. Each ride will proceed approximately at the average speed specified on that sheet by the ride leader. Our previous star rating system is NOT in operation for these rides.

If you wish to ride with us please read Instructions for Riders below.

Leaders should also read Instructions for Leaders below.

Fleet Cycling will always recognise the pace of the slowest rider and will NEVER drop or leave anyone behind.

Tuesday 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 Pace 15mph+ 
09:10AM Mixed Pace - Check Ride
09:20AM Mixed Pace - Check Ride
09:30AM Mixed Pace - Check Ride

Wednesday Rides

Three 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:

09:10AM Mixed Pace - Check Ride
09:20AM Mixed Pace - Check Ride
09:30AM Mixed Pace - Check Ride

Thursday Rides

Three 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:

09:10AM Mixed Pace - Check Ride
09:20AM Mixed Pace - Check Ride
09:30AM Mixed Pace - Check Ride

Sunday 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 Mixed Pace - Check Ride
09:30AM Mixed Pace - Check Ride

Route List

Tier 3/4 destinations are shown in strike-through and not currently permitted.

RouteDestination NamePostcodeTierMilesClimbing (ft)Last Modified
A - HatchConkersRG24 7JL2.038.2192912/08/2020
B - HindheadNational Trust CafeGU26 6AG2.041.7221712/08/2020
C - Preston CandoverStoresRG25 2EE2.044.1236112/08/2020
D - Warren RowVelolifeRG10 8QS3.050.3198712/08/2020
E - Four MarksTree House CafeGU34 5AL2.042.5196312/08/2020
F - Bramley BakeryRG26 5AG2.041.7164512/08/2020
G - SelborneGilbert White's HouseGU34 3JH2.044.3234114/09/2020
H - BramleyBakeryRG26 5AG2.028.099312/08/2020
I - Odiham Fountains CafeRG29 1LP2.025.7140712/08/2020
J - Kingsley Country MarketGU35 0QP2.029.0172512/08/2020
K - Hook Hartlett's CafeRG27 9NN2.023.576512/08/2020
L - Frensham Garden CentreGU10 3BP2.027.9142812/08/2020
M - Hatch ConkersRG24 7JL2.026.1105612/08/2020
N - Hindhead Long Route HindheadGU26 6AG2.052.1282422/09/2020
O - Kingsclere KingsclereRG20 5NU2.049.9192528/09/2020
P - Virginia Water Virginia WaterSL4 2HT3.049.1163902/10/2020
Q - Upper Froyle West End KitchenGU34 4JG2.027.9153920/10/2020
R - Riseley Wellington Farm ShopRG27 0LT2.027.090120/10/2020
S - Arborfield Henry St. Garden CentreRG2 9JY3.031.4118820/10/2020
T - Alice Holt Visitor CentreGU10 4LS2.030.0168302/10/2020
U - Hound Green Hortus LociRG27 8LQ2.029.7113402/10/2020
V - Whitchurch WhitchurchRG28 7AD2.064.3324718/10/2020
W - Alresford AlresfordSO24 9DB2.051.5259810/10/2020
X - Elstead 172 CoffeeGU8 6DH2.039.9237010/10/2020
Y - Bucklebury BuckleburyRG7 6PR3.057.1212218/10/2020
Z - West Meon CuppacheenoGU32 1LN2.059.4314010/10/2020
! - Contact Ride LeaderSet by Ride Leader60.025/10/2020

 

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 may not be permitted 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
  • Choose your ride, based on date, time, target pace, and the ride leader's choice of route (especially the distance and climbing).
  • 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 or two future slots 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.
  • Add the expected average pace in mph next to your name in the booking sheet e.g. Boris J, 12mph.
  • 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 (for data protection purposes) destroy it 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 aidersWherever 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.