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Can I go for a bike ride in lockdown?

Can I go for a bike ride in lockdown?

Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the UK, driven by the new variant that’s more easily passed on. That means that England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and…

Tuesday, Jan 12

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Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the UK, driven by the new variant that’s more easily passed on. That means that England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales all have stay at home orders in place, restricting where and why you can leave your house.

The rules are slightly different between jurisdictions, but all allow you to go out locally to take exercise, although the definition of “local” differs. You can also cycle to work if your job means that you can’t work from home.

In general, you should ride from home or close-by and alone or (except in Wales) with one other person.

The situation is still developing quickly, so be sure to check your local government’s official guidelines for the latest advice. We’ve got links to each government’s site here: What are the rules for exercising during the 2021 lockdowns?

The rules for what you can do, when, where and with whom differ slightly between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We’ve summarised the current rules across the UK below and highlighted any specific differences, but in general you should limit the number of people you interact with, keep exercise local and wash your hands regularly.

If you or someone you are in contact with has symptoms, you should stay at home and self-isolate.

If you break the rules, the police can fine you. Fines start from £200, but can rise to as much as £10,000 for severe breaches or repeat offences. There’s increasing emphasis on enforcement too. Can I ride with others? The […]

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