Notts CTC Covid-19 Guidelines

- Number of riders restricted to members of your own household (or bubble) -OR- no more than 2 riders from separate households!
Failure to limit the number of riders in each group could result in the loss of insurance cover.

- Carry your own tools
At the very least each rider should be carrying a tool kit that would enable them to repair a puncture at the roadside.

- Have an emergency rescue plan
Each rider needs to have a plan on how to get home should they have a problem that is not fixable at the roadside.
This should, preferably, not rely on other riders in the group.

- Carry a face covering / mask
1. An increasing number of venues require a mask to be worn indoors
2. Should you need assistance with a bike repair, both riders should be masked as they will be less than 2 metres apart
3. If you need public transport to get home, masks are currently compulsory
4. In the event of you developing Covid symptoms on a ride you would need to protect other riders.

- Carry hand sanitiser
Basic hygiene, especially if picnicking.

- Do NOT come on a ride, i.e. self isolate
Current advice is to not leave home for 10 days should you have symptoms of Covid, or you have tested positive.
This also applies if anyone in your houshold has tested positive, has symptoms or you have returned from a quarantine country in the last 14 days.

For more information on the full Risk Assessment, please click here

100 Women in Cycling 2020

Notts CTC member and ride leader Susan Young has recently been named by cycling charity Cycling UK as one of its 100 Women in Cycling for 2020.

As part of its campaign to persuade more women to take to a cycle, Cycling UK names 100 inspirational women each year, who are encouraging others to experience the joy of cycling.

Susan has been chosen as part of this year's list because of her involvement across many aspects of cycling.
Not surprisingly, she uses her bike for most of her own local journeys and also cycles for leisure with Notts CTC and others.
However, Susan also helps to give others the confidence to cycle in her role as an instructor with Ridewise and she has played an active role for many years with local cycle campaigning group Pedals.

Susan and her Brompton                      Susan and her Brompton

Committee Meetings

Committee meetings take place every 2 months generally on the first Monday of the month. For minutes of previous meetings please speak to the secretary.

Due to a clash with prior bookings, the next meeting will be held on Thursday, 6th August at 7:30pm in the "Goldings Room".

  Where: Vat and Fiddle PH, Queen's Bridge Rd, Nottingham, NG2 1NB (near the Railway Station)

Women's Festival of Cycling

This year we're running a variety of rides to celebrate the Cycling UK's Women's Festival of Cycling

We are offering all women the opportunity to experience the pleasure of cycling in a small friendly group. You will be able to meet up with female members of Notts CTC, who cycle regularly for utility and for pleasure.
These are social rides and will be led at a conversational speed, by experienced ride leaders from Notts CTC.

Full details of all the rides can be found on the Notts CTC facebook page.

Rides will be run subject to government advice and CyclingUK guidelines so we are asking participants to register in advance.
Please bring your own refreshments, especially on the longer rides.
For more information or to book a place please email: or phone 07963 269 159

Government advice and Cycling UK guidelines state we can currently have a maximum of 6 in a group, keeping 2 metres apart at all times. We have several ride leaders so can take more than 1 group for any ride. Rides may change or be cancelled should guidance change.

We are asking people not to attend if they have tested positive or have exhibited symptoms of Covid-19 within the last 7 days or if anyone within their household has done so within the last 14 days.

Photo Competition

Details of the forthcoming 2020 competition will be available shortly.

Contributions to Cyclonda

Contributions of articles, photo, news etc to Cyclonda are welcome and should be sent to the editor, Cathy Melia (tel: 0115 986 4342, email:

If possible, please send any articles in either plain text or MS Word 2003 format. If there are a lot of photos or large attachments then please email Cathy before sending. Typed (or even hand-written) text and printed photos are also acceptable.

Last updated 07 Feb 2021