Gordon Ramsay risks further wrath from his neighbours as he heads out on a 22 MILE cycle trip in Cornwall… despite government advice to keep trips to a minimum in lockdown
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Gordon Ramsay has risked further umbrage from his neighbours after heading out on a 22 mile cycle ride on Sunday.
The chef, 53, has already irked Cornish residents after moving into his second home, a £4.4 million mansion in the West Country, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Taking to Instagram on the weekend, Gordon shared a snap of himself heading out on a ride as he posed alongside his bike.
Keeping fit: Gordon Ramsay has risked further umbrage from his neighbours after heading out on a 22 mile cycle ride around Cornwall on Sunday
He captioned the image: ‘What a bike ride today, hills galore and some stunning country side thank you @huubdesign for the best gear and of course the ferrari of bikes @iamspecialized @iamspecialized_road Ps Deano I’m going to kick your a**e in the next tri [sic]’
The Hell’s Kitchen star then shared a series of clips overlooking Towan Beach in Newquay as he stopped for a rest before cycling the 11 miles back home.
Gordon’s post sparked some annoyed comments online, as one follower remarked: ‘Stay at home’, whilst another added. ‘Hope you only went for 1 hour’.
As someone responded, ‘course not! Apparently it doesn’t apply to everyone’, the commenter quipped back, ‘yeah celebrity’s are better than us so they can do what they want’.
Another follower then joked: ‘make sure you don’t get caught by the neighbours’.
Taking it easy: The Hell’s Kitchen star then shared a series of clips overlooking Towan Beach in Newquay as he stopped for a rest before cycling the 11 miles back home
Not impressed: Gordon’s post sparked some annoyed comments online
Whilst the UK stays in lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19, the government advice is to ‘stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily’.
Other advice is to ‘make use of your garden for exercise and fresh air’.
Whilst there is no official guidance on how long people should be going outside to exercise, last month, Michael Gove advised that walks should be limited for an hour, and jogging for 30 minutes.
Controversy: The Hell’s Kitchen star has faced huge backlash from neighbours who claimed he’s ‘brought coronavirus to them’ during the lockdown
Last month, Gordon was heavily criticised by his Cornish neighbours who claimed he had ‘brought the virus with him’ after moving his family to the mansion during the pandemic.
The anger is somewhat confused, however, as Gordon and his family retreated to their second home at the start of the lockdown, which is not against the government’s rules.
This comes after Gordon made a thinly-veiled dig at the Cornish locals who have berated him for relocating his family – by heaping praise on a kindly neighbour.
Close family: Gordon has relocated to Cornwall with his family – daughter Megan, 22, twins Jack and Holly, 20, daughter Matilda, 18, and wife Tana, 45 (from left to right)
The chef received a delivery of fresh asparagus, left by a local on his doorstep with a hand-written note, which read: ‘A little gift from the fields across your house.’
‘Now what a lovely, beautiful, generous little gift,’ the 53-year-old gushed. ‘C’mon, seriously, that’s literally growing in the back of my garden. Now that’s what I call love thy neighbour, see?
‘That’s how you look after each other across these difficult times. There you go. I’m sure one local will whinge about the asparagus!’
The Ramsays have been the target of fury in the Polzeath Beach area, where they are living in their home.
While people with second homes are not allowed to travel back and forth, choosing one home and sitting out the lockdown in it is not against official advice.
A friend of the family told MailOnline: ‘The family see Cornwall as their family home when the kids are back from uni and Gordon back from filming around the world it’s where they spend all their family time together.
‘They’ve been spending time there for 10 years and Jack actually lives in the house there full time too. Most of their neighbours are so welcoming and they love being part of the community.
‘They’ve been following the government advice along with the rest of the country since they arrived on March 20th and the campaign against them is hurtful and unnecessary at a time when we should all be coming together and supporting each other.’
Kind gesture: Gordon received a delivery of fresh asparagus, left by a local on his doorstep with a hand-written note on Tuesday and made a thinly-veiled dig at the backlash
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