I go for 5-6 mile runs. I hardly see anyone and run a safe distance from anyone on pavements etc. I imagine some of these cyclists on a weekend do 30-40 miles or more.
I don't think Boris cycling 7 miles is a super spreader. I get some people think exercise is a walk around the block but many gym bunnies have already had so much taken away.
Thought as much. I have mates who do ridiculous distances on bikes (30-40 Mile +) on a weekend.I’ll probably do 25-30 miles on a weekend ride in lockdown or it’s not really exercise. If I went out for 7 miles I wouldn’t break a sweat.
It IS a REAL story for everyone.There isn't a problem this is another non story being hyped for political purposes
And why wouldn’t they be? You are highly unlikely to spread the virus walkingHealth Secretary Matt Hancock was asked at Monday's Downing Street press conference whether travelling seven miles for a cycle ride was within the rules.
Mr Hancock said: "It is OK, if you went for a long walk and ended up seven miles from home, that is OK, but you should stay local.
"It is OK to go for a long walk or a cycle ride or to exercise, but stay local."
So there we have it. 14 mile, 5 hour walks are acceptable
I don’t think the issue is the exercise. It’s more Matt Hancock saying the police were right and then saying it’s alright to walk 7 miles away from homeBoris Johnson and his government in muddled, mixed messaging shock!
Featuring making rules up as they go to conveniently cover something they just got caught doing.
If only Johnson acted like the adverts say and behave like he has the virus, then maybe he would have chosen to stay at home rather than drag a security detail along with him to park 7 miles away.
I agree completely with this. The rules are being kept vague so those with the clout can argue against them. It's appaling of this government to do this. Essentially risking lives so they themselves have an outThe issue is that no one knows if Johnson has broken the rules or not and this shows that we need better clear definitions of what we can and can't do, I believe these things are kept deliberately vague to give people wriggle room although the Cummings situation shows that even clear and obvious breaches will be swept under the carpet to suit. 10 months later and communication flaws that could be forgiven at the start are still being repeated. People are quick to berate those they see as breaking the guidelines whilst looking at defending those that have introduced such opaque and vague definitions.
Not really.Can people not see that this isn't about whether he spread the virus, its about quotes like this:
“It is OK to go - if you went for a long walk - and ended up seven miles away from home. That is OK, but you should stay local."
The government have now clarified, unwittingly, that 7 miles from home is fine. At least they've clarified it I suppose, even without meaning to. So literally everyone in the country could go 7 miles from home tomorrow and every other day during this lockdown and have no reason to feel they've done wrong.