Cycling In Wales Restricted To Walking Distance

Cycling in Wales restricted to walking distance

Peter Stuart 24 Apr 2020 Cycling 'significant distances' for exercise not considered a reasonable excuse to leave home in Wales Cycling for exercise in Wales has been restricted to rides that are within reasonable walking distance as the Welsh Government publishes new official guidance that prohibits long bike rides for leisure and exercise. 'Cycling should be local, as a rule of thumb limited to travelling no further than a reasonable walking distance from home,' the new guidance states. Focussing more specifically on the leisure cycling community, the guidance further states, 'Exercising by cycling significant distances from home is not considered to be a reasonable excuse for leaving home.' Distance debates The clarification comes two weeks after an article in the Sunday Times highlighted several riders covering considerable distances, with one recorded ride during lockdown stretching out to 339.5km ( 211 miles). This saw Cycling UK head of campaigns Duncan Dollimore ...

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