A cycling group in Devon
A cycling group in Devon

Advice for groups

Advice for Cycling UK groups and volunteers

Cycling UK has updated its advice on cycling in groups following government updates across all four nations of the UK.  

While the general advice remains that people should stay at home where possible during the pandemic, guidance in England now allows for groups of up to six people from different households to ride together, unless any of them have reason to self-isolate, and providing social distancing is maintained.

Please refer to our coronavirus Q&A for government guidelines on group riding for each nation.

Where group riding is allowed, cyclists should still observe good hygiene and Cycling UK advises leaving plenty of space when passing others and to avoid pulling in rapidly after overtaking another cyclist and causing them to end up in your slipstream.

Cycling UK's advice remains that it is advisable for people to cycle for their health, fitness and well-being. 

The guidance for avoiding contamination remains unchanged, keeping at least two metres away from anyone else, regularly washing your hands and catching coughs and sneezes in tissues and throwing them away immediately. See further advice on the NHS website. 

Please see our tips for social distance cycling here.

We will continue to evaluate the latest advice from Government and update our guidance accordingly.