Genuine email from the IAM local group yesterday. Someone wise once said that when you take all the fun out of motorbiking - there’s not really much left.
Surely a simple - “Please make sure you socially distance on the social rides” would have been sufficient?
Who thinks this is a good idea ffs?
We are delighted to announce the re-starting of our Social Rides, although perhaps not quite as they have been in the past, at least for a while to come given this pesky virus situation.
The first of these new Social Rides will be on Sunday 23rd August 2020 and will cover a variety of routes depending on the number of people attending.
Details as follows:-
Rides will be in separate groups, each with a ride leader assigned in advance
Only the Ride Leader will be issued with the route in advance of the day.
Each Ride Leader will have a different route from start to finish, there are 8 different routes, all tried and tested by the Ride Leader team.
People wanting to attend must text X on 078xxxxxxxxxx no later than mid-day on Friday 14th August to confirm attendance.
X will assign each attendee to a Ride Leader and notify you of your start time and meeting point.
X will maintain a spreadsheet of who has done which route, to ensure that you are not assigned to the same route more than once.
It will not be possible to simply turn up on the day, as we have to limit the numbers in each group, so riders who have not pre-booked and been assigned a ride leader will not be able to ride with the group.
All riders must arrive in time for the briefing, anyone missing the briefing will not be allowed to join the ride.
It may be possible to stop for refreshments along the way, please bring these with you, as it may not be possible to use café’s etc. this will be decided by the Ride Leader, based on the ability to maintain suitable social distancing and the latest government guidelines.
Apologies for setting out some quite strict rules for our new style social rides, but we need to ensure that we can do this safely for everyone, and stay within the latest guidelines, hopefully things will return to normality sometime in the not too distant future.
Look forward to seeing some of you along the way as we get back out some social rides,
Edit: To be fairer to the author it appears that these guidelines were written before the relaxation of group sizes, when a gathering of more than 6 was illegal. So not quite as bad as appears. Hopefully will be binned asap.