The committee has carefully considered the issue of our Sunday rides and compliance with Government expectations with respect to limiting the opportunities for the spread of the coronavirus and have decided that rides should be cancelled until the end of April.
We have done a lot of internet searching to try to get some definition on the buzzwords "non-essential travel" etc and have found very little which is specific or definitive which is related to our Sunday rides.
What is clear is that mobility of people and their consequent interaction is a big contributor to the spread of the virus, and the single big issue is that we - the whole community -need to limit the spread of the virus to avoid an unmanageable peak load on the health system. On this basis and the very clear community responsibility which goes with it, the proper action of the Committee is to cancel the rides.
We have selected the end of April as an arbitrary time period during which we might get further clarity on whether the rides may recommence or the cancellation be continued.