I’ve received more than one report of 3 fully-kitted Velocity members, not looking like family members, riding together in Strathcona County on Sunday, April 19th.
This is NOT OK!!
You made it look like Velocity Cycling Club was having a group ride. We were not.
You made it look like cyclists in general do not respect physical distancing. We must.
We do support members riding together who live in the same house. However, we would like you to wear non-Velocity cycling kit so it’s not perceived as a sanctioned “group ride.” Because it isn’t.
Velocity Has a Code of Conduct
Velocity Cycling Club has a Code of Conduct, which I made all aware of in an earlier update message. READ IT AGAIN NOW: Code of Conduct – Final
If you were riding this past weekend with someone that is not a member of your household, you have done so in direct contravention of our Code of Conduct. To begin, it’s right there in the Preface to our Code:
“All members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Club should do the
right thing – follow the law, act honourably, and treat each other with respect.
We expect all members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Club to
know and follow this Code of Conduct. Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action,
including termination of membership in the Club.”
If any such group riding behaviours continue during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, you deeply disappoint me and your community. You risk termination of your membership in Velocity.