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Future Programmed Events (update as of 31st July)
the easing of the Covid 19 Government lockdown
restrictions some section members have met up several times at venues where correct
social distancing can still take place while allowing conversation. While it is
impossible to arrange any sort of programme for this sort of gathering as they
are very much dependent on the weather they have been arranged via an email
“string” centred on
still hoping to have our Christmas dinner this year (at the same place as last
year) on 5th December and we need to know provisionally who is
likely to want to attend (so far we have 19) so please let
In the meantime, while this situation continues, it is hoped that section members will continue to use this section web site to keep involved and stop the section from fading if this goes on for some time. It would be especially good if you could send me an article about your bike(s), and any work that you may be doing, or have done in the past on it(them) and include a photo if you can. Then I can include it on the “bikes and Things” page. Please mail anything to me at firstname.lastname@example.org This is a different address to my usual one and is not monitored daily, but I will get back to you eventually.
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Please see the general
announcement made by
Dear Section Secretaries
As we are sure you are aware, the next steps in the Government’s approach to the Coronavirus outbreak have recently been announced. The Prime Minister, alongside the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, indicated that the United Kingdom is moving into a ‘Delay’ phase, the aim of which is to push the peak of the outbreak into the summer so as to give as much time as possible for further research into the virus and to ensure that the NHS is as prepared as it can be. You will also have seen the more focused recent advice in relation to those over the age of 70, which describes a significant proportion of the Club’s membership.
Our recommendations are
Section meetings should be suspended;
• the Club should not attend shows and suchlike;
• runs that involve a substantial amount of on-the-day organisation, and thus contact between participants and people such as marshals, sign-on staff or caterers, should be postponed or cancelled;
• formal or social runs may take place at the Section Committee’s discretion, but should not include pre-run gatherings or stops at cafes, public houses or suchlike: if that is not practicable, the event should be postponed or cancelled.
We have postponed the Clubs open day at Kettering due to take place on the 2nd May
Cancelled the 2020 International rally
We will not be attending the
Sections are also asked to consider the situation of elderly or infirm Section members who may need live alone and/or need additional assistance at this difficult time. Phone calls would in general be better than house calls, but please do think about those who may need a hand or a friendly voice that cares.
This is all common sense and am sure you will all agree with the above. it may well be some time before the Club can resume its normal activities.
Regards, Roy Bellett
Update from 1st May 2020 – As noted in the current issue of “The Jampot” the Kent Jampot Rally has now been cancelled.
Update from 1st Aug 2020 – As noted in the August issue of “The Jampot” the Lincs Alternative Rally is now cancelled.
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