Belles ’21 COVID

Belles ’21 COVID

Introduction

The following measures outline our measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the non competitive cycle sportive to be held on Sunday 13th June. ’21.

Please take the time to read this PRIOR to the event and do not hesitate to ask any questions beforehand: hello@2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.uk

 

1.0 Before you arrive at Hose village hall on Sun 13th June

  • All riders are requested to NOT attend Belles of Belvoir  if they display/ have displayed any recent COVID symptoms/ are within isolation guidelines (foreign travel/ from a lockdown area/ in a household with anyone displaying symptoms). In this case riders will be offered a no quibble full ‘2 Wheels’ refund. The same is true for all non riders involved in the event. Please email hello@2wheelsandpieceofcake.co.ukif you can not attend.
  • Please read the rider information email which will be emailed to you/ available on co.uk on 10th June

 

2.0 Throughout the day

  • We all need to take care of each other.
    • REGULAR WASHING/SANITISING –  Hand sanitisers will be available on the entrance to all village halls for all riders  and event helpers to use.
    • FACE COVERING – All riders will need a face covering (covering mouth and nose) for registration and need to carry one for the whole event.
      • A face covering is required for entry to ALL village halls enroute and in the event you/ your bike needs mechanical/ medical assistance or you need a lift in a support vehicle.
      • If riders turn up without one, they will be given the opportunity to buy a 2 wheels buff using CONTACTLESS payment. Should they choose not to, they will be asked to leave, unless there is a medical reason why they can not.
      • All event helpers will wear a face covering or a face shield inside village halls.
      • Medical and mechanical personnel will also wear face coverings in village halls and when attending any riders.
  • SPACE – give space to each other inside as well as outside. There is plenty of space around the village hall. The start area is to have no more than 24 riders.
  • Each village hall has clear one way systems for registration/ toilets and refreshments. There are arrows on the floor marking a 2m distance and indicate the MAX. number of people in the space – 1 rider per arrow.

 

3.0 Hose village hall

  • Car Parking – There is a huge amount of space for car parking on the back field.There is a separate car entry point to cyclists.
  • No one will have been in the hall apart from event staff within 48 hours. We will hand sanitise before entering.
  • Breakfast items (and drinks for non riders)  will be  available for sale outside from 7:30.  Contactless payment only.
  • All main access doors will be left open, to aid ventilation and avoid unnecessary contact points.

 

3.1 Toilet facilities at Hose

  • Please follow signs – there will be a separate 1 way system for the toilets. In the foyer area there will be one way markers. 1 in, 1 out.  Please use the hand sanitiser provided. Main doors and toilet doors are to be kept open to aid ventilation throughout.

 

4.0 Registration

  • Registration and start times will be staggered over approx. 3hours, with 3 waves per distance. Riders will be emailed the information about staggered registration and start times based on their DISTANCE and approx.   This has been devised to avoid too many people at the start; in each village hall enroute and at the finish. Riders to arrive with who they want to ride with in groups of no more than 6.
  • There will be a separate (different to previous Belles events) entrance to the hall for registration – please follow the signs. There will be one way system for registration inside the hall and a strict limit on the number of people inside the hall at any one time (1 in, 1 out). Markers on the floor will show the direction of travel and mark out 2m gaps, which indicates how many people are allowed in the hall.
  • Self registration will take part in the main hall. Riders can bring their own pens and we will have a supply of sanitised pens. Once used they are to be dropped in the used box. These will be sanitised. The hall will be exited via the north door, following arrows on the floor. Exiting the hall everyone will be directed anticlockwise, so as not to double back, walking past the queue to get in.
  • Registration queue will be from the car park/ field outside the hall and should be socially distanced. Riders not to stand close to other riders unless they are from the same household/group.

 

5.0 The Grand Depart!

  • This will be staggered over 3 hours. Within each wave, riders will be set off in groups of 6 approx. 3 minutes apart. Each of the 4 hay bales marks a group of up to 6 riders.  No more than 24riders are allowed in the vicinity of the start line at any one time.
  • Rider verbal briefing will be kept to a minimum.

 

6.0 Riding the sportive

  • No more than 6 riders to ride together in a group.
  • Overtaking to be done safely giving plenty of distance as riders pass.

6.1 Mechanical help

  • In the case where help is needed, our designated bike mechanic will wear a mask and socially distance from riders. Riders are expected to do the same. Should they need a lift in a vehicle, masks will be worn by all.

6.2 First aid assistance

  • Provided by St Johns Ambulance.

7.0 Wymeswold Village Hall (all riders)

  • Start times have been staggered to best plan and spread out arrivals at the village hall.
  • All touch points to be cleaned with antibacterial wipes prior to the event.
  • Sanitise your hands on entry.
  • Riders and event team only are allowed inside. Sorry, no members of family this time.
  • Wear a face covering/ shield.
  • Toilets – there is a ONE WAY system in operation.
  • Refreshments ONE WAY system marked by tape on the floor. This will indicate direction of travel and the number of people allowed to queue. 1 arrow for each person – no more.
  • PLEASE NO TOUCHINGfood or drinks. Event helpers will serve all cakes using designated cake servers onto paper plates. Hot and cold drinks will also be served to minimise multiple contact on surfaces.
  • Water bottle refilling – there will be a table outside with water jugs and sanitisers please refill your own bottles.
  • There will be limited tables in the large hall. Please no more people sitting down than there are chairs. Please keep your mask on unless you are seated.
  • All remaining riders to eat and drink outside, socially distanced in groups of no more than 6.
  • Doors to be secured open to aid ventilation.

8.0 Old Dalby Village Hall (50 and 75 mile riders)

  • Start times have been staggered to best plan and spread out arrivals at the village hall.
  • All touch points to be cleaned with antibacterial wipes prior to the event.
  • Sanitise your hands on entry.
  • Riders and event team only are allowed inside. Sorry, no members of family this time.
  • Wear a face covering/ shield.
  • Inside the hall there is a ONE WAY system in operation. This will be marked by tape on the floor in the shape of arrows.This will indicate direction of travel and the number of people allowed to queue. 1 arrow for each person – no more.  Exit out the side of the building.
  • There will be limited tables in the hall and some chairs set out. Once these places are filled, please do not congregate inside the hall.  No more people than the number of chairs, unless you are queuing for the 3 toilets. This area is quite narrow – so 1 in, 1 out please.
  • All remaining riders to eat and drink outside, socially distanced in groups of no more than 6. You may use the paved area outside the front or the park next door. 
  • PLEASE NO TOUCHINGfood or drinks. Event helpers will serve all cakes using designated cake servers onto paper plates. Hot and cold drinks will also be served to minimise multiple contact on surfaces.
  • Doors to be secured open to aid ventilation.

9.0 Finish

  • Start times have been staggered to also stagger finish times. Riders may have to queue SOCIALLY DISTANCED to be checked back in and be handed their goodybag, containing medal and lunch voucher from designated event volunteers.
  • Light lunch will be available from 12:00.
  • No complimentary massage will be offered for this event- damn pandemic:(.
  • Toilets will be available – same one way and restricted numbers as before.
  • There should be no need to go into Hose village hall. The doors will be closed.

10.0 Wet weather

  • Hot sunny weather is forecast, but you never know! If it does rain, we can’t allow any more than a maximum in the village halls at any one time,  unless you are eating and drinking at one of the few socially distanced tables available.To be fair, please only stay as long as you need to drink/ eat, so that others can benefit.  It’s for everyone’s safety. Dodge the rain drops and enjoy the ride.

11.0 Track and Trace

    • We will retain all personal details for 21 days after the event.
    • Everyone at the event (riders/ event teams) has a duty of care to notify us by email at hello@2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.ukif they have any COVID symptoms and or have a positive test result from a test taken within 14 days of the event.
Ladies only – Sunday, 9th of June, 2019