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Dated 24th July 2020

 

As the country gradually emerges from lockdown, the government guidelines are permitting gyms to open again soon. Which brings us to the question of Wattbike classes.
 
Nick and I have thought long and hard about this, and we have decided that Cycling Fitness Centre will not be re-opening in the foreseeable future.
 
There are a number of reasons for this.
 
 
Premises
 
We are actually homeless! When lockdown started we were very fortunate in only having a couple of months liability remaining on our premises lease. So we have redecorated and returned the keys. We already had plans to relocate over the summer to bigger premises, but with the pandemic creating more Unknowns than Knowns, this is not the time to be entering into new leases on premises and long-term financial commitments.
 
Safety
 
Bearing in mind that Covid-19 is primarily a respiratory disease we cannot see how it can be safe to run high-intensity exercise classes until such time as the disease has been eradicated, or a proven vaccine is in widespread use.
 
Technological Change
 
The last couple of years had seen a steady straight-line growth in smart turbos, home trainers and online platforms such as Zwift, Sufferfest, Rouvy etc etc. But four months of lockdown has seen exponential growth in that sector. For many riders those facilities have replaced group classes and thereby significantly reduced the demand for studio Wattbike sessions.
Combining all of the above we won't be re-opening at CFC. We are putting every onto a dormant state such that we could re-launch at some point in the future if and when circumstances dictate.
It is sad to be drawing CFC to a close but we had a great five years, had a lot of fun, and made some bl**dy good friends.
 
Thank you for your support over the years.
 
Stay safe.
 
Best regards,
Rich and Nick

 


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