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    For people who think the burden on services must be reduced, why are Derbyshire police making extra work for themselves? Is it because they aren’t essential?

    Since most bike accidents are caused by agressive motorists biking is safe.


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    Derbyshire seem to be at the forefront of taking the Government guidance and seeking to tighten it.

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    "Essential travel and local exercise does not include driving to locations and going for walks. It does not include lycra-clad leisure cycling on the now quieter roads. It isn't just about preventing the spread of the virus but also reducing the burden on essential services."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oracle View Post
    For people who think the burden on services must be reduced, why are Derbyshire police making extra work for themselves? Is it because they aren’t essential?

    Since most bike accidents are caused by agressive motorists biking is safe.

    Just last weekend:- https://www.itv.com/news/border/2020...honister-pass/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
    I spotted that in the Westmorland Gazette, very sad, and largely missed with everything else that is going on

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnK View Post
    Honister pass is an exception to any rule.Most of us are unable to get to a dangerous descent from where we live, even if we tried! . There are always those trying to get a Darwin Award

    Meanwhile for most of us biking IS safer. I gave up road biking three years ago because of traffic and motoring idiots. It is far better now, and one of the few options open.

    I will wager bike accident stats are substantially down.

    On average. Some will have a heart attack whilst out walking from home. Should we ban walking too?
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    Natural selection.

    Don't forget some of the exercise community are freaks too.

    A little and often is the way forward.

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    [QUOTE=Witton Park;659011]Derbyshire seem to be at the forefront of taking the Government guidance and seeking to tighten it.

    It does not include lycra-clad leisure cycling on the now quieter roads.

    I wonder what Derbyshire Police Road Policing Unit would like me to wear on my PDE astride my bike. If or when I get pulled I'll ask them and let you know.
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    Is a 1 hour run AM followed by a 2.5hr walk PM yesterday

    Then a 20mile almost 6hr run today acceptable??

    This is the type of people we are dealing with.

    I don't think it is in the spirit of government guidance at this time no matter what area or district was covered.

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    9.3 mile, 1150 ft, 2:55 walk with Mrs WP - biting wind at times
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    I went for a cycle ride today (less than 2 hours). When I got back, my wife (who hadn't been out all day) asked me to go for a walk with her, which I did. It was only about 30 minutes, but should I still hand myself in to the Exercise Police, for doing more than one form of exercise in a day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonykay View Post
    I went for a cycle ride today (less than 2 hours). When I got back, my wife (who hadn't been out all day) asked me to go for a walk with her, which I did. It was only about 30 minutes, but should I still hand myself in to the Exercise Police, for doing more than one form of exercise in a day?
    Technically yes.

    It is quite difficult, I went for an eight mile run at lunchtime. This afternoon my wife wanted me to take the dog out with her but as Id already done my one allowed exercise, I told her she would have to go on her own.

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