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Bikers Chat => On Two Wheels => Topic started by: Pockets on February 22, 2021, 11:36:09 PM

Title: When will we be able to ride
Post by: Pockets on February 22, 2021, 11:36:09 PM
Does anyone have an idea from the latest lockdown announcement when we are likely to be able to go out on our bikes?
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: T800XC on February 23, 2021, 01:17:25 AM
Without checking the published legislation my initial guess, for England, would be 29th March when the government will drop the "Stay at Home" message and will instead encourage people to stay local wherever they can.
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: Grumps on February 23, 2021, 08:48:30 AM
But stay local? What does that mean? What is local.

Inverness is local to me compared to Istanbul😊
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: mcinlb on February 23, 2021, 09:15:39 AM
Boris has laid out a 4 point check list -

1. Salt washed off the road     :001:

2. Temp above 9degs     :001:

3. Dry    :001:

4. I can still get into my bike gear   :007:

Other than that , go for it..........
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: Selbatsd51 on February 23, 2021, 10:36:34 AM
The problem is living near the coast like I do, I'm in danger of being stopped by the local constabulary, as a number of 'visitors' have found out and been fined recently,
Just need some clear guidance, although I believe the current travel restrictions end on the 29th March.
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: samsgrandad on February 23, 2021, 11:27:04 AM
Essential journeys are allowed and always have been, when it stops raining I may have to go shopping on the Tiger for food and other essentials, without the Sat nav fitted I may get lost on the way home!! :492: :492:

Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: Stevie.P on February 23, 2021, 11:40:52 AM
https://www.bmf.co.uk/news/bmf-news/show/updated-bmf-guidance-for-bikers-in-the-new-covid-19-lockdown
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: Grumps on February 23, 2021, 01:31:11 PM
*Originally Posted by mcinlb [+]
Boris has laid out a 4 point check list -

1. Salt washed off the road     :001:

2. Temp above 9degs     :001:

3. Dry    :001:

4. I can still get into my bike gear   :007:

Other than that , go for it..........

Took mine for MOT today....failed on #4  :006:
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: Grumps on February 23, 2021, 01:33:19 PM
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
https://www.bmf.co.uk/news/bmf-news/show/updated-bmf-guidance-for-bikers-in-the-new-covid-19-lockdown

That is 6th January.
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: Stevie.P on February 23, 2021, 02:51:57 PM
*Originally Posted by Grumps [+]
That is 6th January.

Which covers this current lockdown as is, none of yesterdays announcements appear to be going to change that and I'm sure the BMF will be on this and update when they conform any change, as they have been doing to date. :027:
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: PapaTom on February 23, 2021, 03:52:30 PM
As far as I can tell. If you are allowed to stay in a b&b or go on a self catering holiday, March 29th I think, then you must be able to travel other than essential.
I'm sure details will be made clearer soon enough.

 :031:
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: applecorp on February 24, 2021, 08:35:08 PM
*Originally Posted by Pockets [+]
Does anyone have an idea from the latest lockdown announcement when we are likely to be able to go out on our bikes?

You can go out whenever you like, don't be fooled by the government or main stream media into thinking you are breaking the law or somehow killing people by doing so.
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: GeoffS on February 24, 2021, 08:58:49 PM
applecorp; oh dear............., didnít think that one through did we?
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: PapaTom on February 24, 2021, 09:08:00 PM
As per my previous post... 12th April

I think   :138:
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: matt748 on February 25, 2021, 09:03:10 AM
*Originally Posted by applecorp [+]
You can go out whenever you like, don't be fooled by the government or main stream media into thinking you are breaking the law or somehow killing people by doing so.

Ridiculous post.
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: PapaTom on February 25, 2021, 09:23:04 AM
 :0461:
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: RTV on February 25, 2021, 09:24:55 AM
We're on the same boat here in Eire, if not worse.

We might get some leeway on April 5th, but I don't trust dates nor the useless government plan (or lack of).

I can definitely tell you that people are absolutely fed up though and while weather has been atrocious lately, last Sunday was actually decent and folks were all over the place. Bunch of bikes on the road too... 

We normally get a few days break after shitty weather and then the gards come back out in force and people calm down again.

Feels like living in north korea really....
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: tauzero on February 25, 2021, 03:10:38 PM
*Originally Posted by applecorp [+]
You can go out whenever you like, don't be fooled by the government or main stream media into thinking you are breaking the law or somehow killing people by doing so.

Well, apart from the fact you would be breaking the law, if you happen to have a crash and finish up in A&E, not only will you get very little sympathy from overworked and exhausted NHS staff, you might get Covid as a bonus.
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: tauzero on February 25, 2021, 03:17:19 PM
*Originally Posted by RTV [+]
We're on the same boat here in Eire, if not worse.

Better, actually. You've had half the number of deaths per head of population that the UK has.
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: Grumps on February 25, 2021, 03:33:44 PM
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
Better, actually. You've had half the number of deaths per head of population that the UK has.

But different countries record in different ways. No way to really compare apples for apples.
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: RTV on February 25, 2021, 03:50:01 PM
*Originally Posted by tauzero [+]
Better, actually. You've had half the number of deaths per head of population that the UK has.

I was referring in terms of lockdown, it has been much more strict in Ireland than the UK. I could be directly tied to the less amount of death per capita, so like everything... it depends on how you look at it.

Number of deaths, while terrible all together. Are a bit ridiculous...  I was reading the other day that the average was 85 years old, and the top end of that average was 105. So...  was the 'rona really the cause of death of was the poor auld 105 years old soul going to go no matter what???

No one wants deaths, young or old. But not sure how fair it is to keep adding to an already complicated situation, death tolls of people that were on the verge and would have sadly passed regardless.
Title: Re: When will we be able to ride
Post by: Grumps on February 25, 2021, 04:57:26 PM
*Originally Posted by RTV [+]
I was referring in terms of lockdown, it has been much more strict in Ireland than the UK. I could be directly tied to the less amount of death per capita, so like everything... it depends on how you look at it.

Number of deaths, while terrible all together. Are a bit ridiculous...  I was reading the other day that the average was 85 years old, and the top end of that average was 105. So...  was the 'rona really the cause of death of was the poor auld 105 years old soul going to go no matter what???

No one wants deaths, young or old. But not sure how fair it is to keep adding to an already complicated situation, death tolls of people that were on the verge and would have sadly passed regardless.

I suppose the only real measure is the number of deaths over the last five or ten year norm per year. I think we are still above that in the UK but deaths from Flu are well lower.

How many people total have died this year v five and ten year averages? Donít know but will look it up.