ARC riders, in light of the current Coronavirus crises, and in support of community expectations and guidelines, ALL ARC initiated group rides are SUSPENDED effective immediately and until further notice. This decision has been reached yesterday after internal discussions and for the best interests of all ARCers. We believe it is the right thing to do for riders in line with ‘social distancing’ guidelines and also so that ARC is not seen, by the wider community, to be shirking our civic responsibilities.
Please note also the recent (25/3) Prohibited Gatherings Directions Prohibited Gatherings Direction – 25 March 2020, that a person may not organise a social sport gathering between 25/3 and 13.4, and specifically 7(3) that states a social gathering of 2 or more people, who do not normally reside at the same premises, for the purposes of sporting activity including bike-riding.
NO new rides to be posted to the ‘This Week’s Rides’ folder until further notice.
We have created a new ‘Zwift’ folder in the Forum for virtual riders to share rides.
The ‘General ARC news’ folder can be used for any ongoing ‘Chit Chat’ that you wish to share … and I hope you do use this to keep in contact.
Of course, you do also have the ARC Facebook page and ARC Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ashburtonridersclubarc/) as sharing platforms as well.
Please stay safe over the coming weeks and stay connected with the ARC family ….. I’m even prepared to read Ray’s (brief) contributions given these are exceptional circumstances 🙂
Justin, Richard, Russell, Shaun