We have decided against restarting club runs for the time being, notwithstanding advice from British Cycling that club runs of up to 6 riders can now resume. We consider the potential risk from inhaling respiratory droplets while drafting behind other riders for the sustained period involved in a club run to be too great. At the time of writing we have not been able to find any evidence to confirm or refute potential risk from droplets and British Cycling have not yet been able to answer this concern either. In addition, current levels of new infection and covid deaths in England are not decreasing as swiftly as hoped, and any negative impact of recent easing of lockdown will only become evident during the next few weeks. All in all therefore we think it prudent to delay restarting club runs. We will look at what data is available again over the next few weeks, and update accordingly. Meanwhile we hope you are enjoying riding in these strange times, and keeping safe.
Oxonian committee, 7th July 2020