Cycling South Australia Excited for the Easing of Restrictions

Cycling South Australia Excited for the Easing of Restrictions

27May2020

After over two months of very restricted activity, Cycling South Australia is excited to be able to inform our members that we will shortly be able to take a small step back to normality, with the resumption of bunch rides and less restricted outdoor training from June 1. These activities will be limited to 20 partiicpants.  We are also excited to see a path back to the resumption of competition, with contactless events able to resume from June 1, and restricted bunch racing from the 25th of June expected. 

The SA Roadmap for easing restrictions can be found here:

SA Roadmap

We all have a responsibility to ensure that we practice habits that will assist in supressing in any potential future outbreaks. As such for those wanting to get back to bunch riding from June 1, we recommend the following guidelines be followed:

  • Limit the numbers of riders that they are riding with, and stick to riding with a core group of riders (ie your “Team”).
  • The official gathering limit is 20 people per activity, but CSA would strongly recommend limiting the overall group size to a number closer to 10.
  • Maintain Good Hygiene Practices.
  • Social Distancing still needs to remain before and after.
  • CSA recommends all participants installing and using the COVID Safe App, and accurate record keeping in case of infection.
  • Don’t attend if you are unwell.

Bunch efforts at outdoor venues can also resume in groups of up to 20, along with individual efforts (time trials, hill climbs etc) from June 1.

CSA’s Full guidelines on what is permissible can be found here:

Cycling South Australia COVID-19 Status

CSA CEO Lachlan Ambrose was excited by the development:

 “We’re all keen to get back to doing what we love, and sharing that with our friends. We're a long way off what we consider to be normal, but we're excited to beable to provide opportunitities in a restructed manner to get back to some organised activities.”

Cycling South Australia urges members to approach the coming month with caution. If all goes well in South Australia, we will see a return to competition in June and July, with the possibility of a full resumption of events later in the year. Cycling South Australia is in the process of finalising all your favourite events with the clubs, and will release these details in the coming month. 

Please be aware that restrictions may change at any time. If members would like more information, we advise you to contact the Cycling South Australia office via email at sa.info@cycling.org.au