Important information on club ridesThe power of the bicycle is becoming clearer than ever, and we’d like to thank you heeding our message to stop all club activity, and for continuing to follow Government guidance.As a reminder of what that Government guidance is, right now we should only ride on our own, or with people we live with, keeping two metres apart from anyone we meet, and stopping and waiting for people to pass when necessary.While you should only use your bike to exercise once a day, you can also use it to shop for basic necessities, provide care or help somebody vulnerable, and travel to or from essential work.As the days continue, we must remember that we cannot and must not take this privilege to cycle for granted. Keep riding responsibly, take care, and we will get through this together.
Virtual club tools while indoorsWe know it can be difficult for clubs to operate in these difficult times, which is why we thought it would be a great idea to set up virtual rides, coffee stops, club nights and committee meetings with those who you usually ride with!Here are some the best ways for you to communicate with your friends and club mates. Share these ideas with your club!
£20 million Sport England package to help clubs and community sport organisations through coronavirusSport England is making up to £195 million of funding available to help the sport and physical activity sector cope with the short and long-term impact of the pandemic.The package includes the £20 million Community Emergency Fund, which will be opened immediately for clubs and community organisations in England. Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available
Would you know what to do if a club mate suffered a cardiac arrest?The survival rate in the UK from a person going into cardiac arrest is just 7%, but 40% in other countries. Heart Angels want to improve that – lives depend on it. Heart Angels is a charity specialising in CPR education and defibrillator use offering great discounts for affiliated clubs.
Club Kit refresh?If, like many of us you suddenly find yourselves with a bit more free time on your hands, why not consider a refresh of your club kit design, just like Team Tor 2000 Kalas have recently done. They moved away from their black and white jersey to a more contemporary blue fade design. If you need some inspiration our designers are ready to assist!Existing customers contact your regular Kalas representative or email firstname.lastname@example.org / call 01458 558296.
I have a bike and I want to help…What can I do?We have shared ways in which those with access to a bicycle and are showing no symptoms of the virus can aid the most vulnerable, whilst still adhering to current social distancing advice.