The lockdown rule limiting group size to six, which is looking as though it will remain in force for many weeks, is having a profound effect on the way group cycling is being organised in London. If you look for rides on the internet, many are fully booked and this has led to an increased demand for our rides. But we are not only getting more riders, we are also getting more ride leaders at our Southwark Needle start point.
On Jun 27th, we had enough people to form three groups of up to six. One group wanted to do the ride route at a faster pace and set off to do this. The other two groups each had a leader, but the groups wanted to do the ride at the same pace, so they set off together, whilst maintaining social distancing.