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Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
I hope everyone is ok and is managing to keep those legs turning. For those of you using an indoor trainer or Zwift this may be of interest to you.
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
As you all know, the current Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions mean that many cyclists have taken to using indoor training programmes. British Cycling has joined together with Zwift to create a series of events and workouts on the Zwift platform. If you use Zwift, follow the link below to find out how you can join in the indoor fun. Stay Safe.
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
No great surprise but due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we've had to suspend all our 2020 timetrials until further notice.
We will review the situation at the end of April, but current CTT instruction is that all events are suspended until the end of May, subject to review etc etc. Here is the link to CTT if you want to read the full advice:
https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/articles/view/537
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
The following is a post on Strava regarding Covid - 19

We’ve been getting questions from athletes about how to stay active during quarantines and directives for social distancing. We spoke with Dr Megan Roche, a running coach, medical doctor, and epidemiology researcher to provide recommendations based on current guidelines (as of today) on how you can make sure to keep active, fit and healthy during this global emergency. Please ensure you stay updated with current government advice here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

> Should I exercise during the pandemic?
“Exercise can help manage stress, boost the immune system, and improve energy levels,” says Dr Roche. “However, it’s important to stay in tune with how your body is feeling and keep an eye on exercise load and intensity. Overtraining and/or rapid increases in training volume can burden the immune system. It’s also important to listen to any symptoms that may arise. Typically, I suggest that athletes with mild cold symptoms back off intensity and duration of exercise. In our current situation, in the event of any symptoms, I suggest that athletes be more cautious, rest, and consult with their physician.”

> Can I exercise outside and still be socially distant?
“In general the answer is yes - but is highly dependent on where you live. It all comes down to density. If it will be easy for you to avoid other people (a minimum of 6 feet apart) during your run or ride and there aren’t restrictions on your outdoor movements in place or a quarantine, then it’s generally safe to exercise outdoors. For example, if your community backs up to a forest, rural or mountainous area and there’s plenty of room to roam, then exercise as usual and give any passerbys a wide berth,” says Dr Roche. “This can be a time to get creative with exercise and facilitate a sense of play if forced to work out indoors. Try a new indoor strength routine, go up and down the stairs, or play indoor tag with kids. Viewing movement as exercise can help reframe how we structure our current routines.”

>What about skiing, surfing, rock climbing or other seasonal sports?
If you can do it within the parameters of keeping an appropriate distance from other people and minimizing your exposure to the virus, then you could engage, but engage carefully says Dr Roche. “This is the best time of the year to ski in some parts of the world. But ski lodges, lifts and resort transport can be a breeding ground for virus transmission and we’ve already seen some ski areas proactively shut down operations. And now is the time to try to avoid an injury requiring medical attention or emergency services.”

> If I can’t exercise outside, what are my other options?
7 of Strava’s 32 activity types are those you can do indoors and on your own. Now is the time to learn how to body-weight workout, give online Yoga a try, or dust off the trainer, rowing machines or treadmill. Strava recommends several apps that can help you fulfil your indoor exercise needs. For a complete list visit https://www.strava.com/apps/indoor

> Any general advice about exercise and events right now?
“Skip the high fives, don’t sweat on or near other people and be mindful of physical proximity to other exercisers while indoors or outdoors. Even if you are not in an at-risk group or feel healthy, taking precaution is needed--we have a duty to our athletic community and population at large to limit virus spread. Keeping an athletic perspective is helpful, too. Given that races and athletic events are postponed or cancelled, this can be an opportunity to build the aerobic system, strengthen weaknesses, and come back stronger.”

> What can we do to support each other right now?
“Across the world right now, we are almost all experiencing varying levels of fear, anxiety, and foundational shifts in our daily routines,” says Dr Roche. “It’s unprecedented. But it’s also a remarkable opportunity to support each other in our shared experiences. Think about it as practising physical distancing as opposed to social distancing--be extra engaged when you can. Call your running friends, give extra Strava kudos, support local businesses online, or tell someone you care about them. Every little action makes a difference as a collective athletic community.”

The team at Strava is heeding this advice in our personal athletic lives as well as following all recommended health and safety protocols. We are working from home globally, but staying connected through video calls (or virtual camaraderie as we call it) and our activities, where possible. Rest assured that Strava will remain available and will support you during your training and activities.

Let's support each other during these challenging times and try to stay fit and healthy. Let us know if you have any tips or tricks you'd like to share in the comments below.
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Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
Hi all. As you would expect, Brereton Wheelers have made the decision to suspend all official club rides until further notice. This is in line with British Cycling recommendations. The club will also suspend club events and time trials, details to follow shortly. We will update and review this situation mid April. There is no doubt that some club riders will continue to meet up and ride together in an unofficial capacity. If you choose to do this , Brereton Wheelers would simply ask that you ride responsibly, look after each other and above all, stay safe.
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
Fantastic turnout today. A bit of rain never stopped a Breretonian. 2 groups today, 25 miler and a 45 miler. Well done to all. The big question is, which group ride had the best cake and coffee????
Brereton Wheelers Cycle Club
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