The current restrictions appear to be doing little to combat the spread & the main reason for the restrictions seems to be to slow the rate of the worst affected going in to hospitals, not to stop them getting it.
Some elements of society will always be especially vulnerable (and always have been) & while a total lockdown may reduce their chances of getting it, such a solution isn't going to be sustainable in the long run is it ?
A large contributor to this spread "up North" was the re-opening of Universities. The younger end in many metropolitan areas don't appear to have thought that the restrictions applied to them anyway - Manchester & Liverpool in particular.
As West Yorks goes into the top tier from midnight Sunday, I dare say that there will be many going out regardless this weekend before the pubs, clubs & restaurants are forced to close.
I see no point in not going out on the bike - how is going out on your own in the fresh air likely cause you a problem ? You don't have to interact with anyone else - "Pay at pump" fuelling & take a packed lunch for a stop in a deserted layby. By all accounts hospitals are one of the main spreaders - no consolation when you have to vist one, but it seems a bit odd to think such a visit is somehow OK & riding your bike is not ?
But we each have to move forward as we see fit for our individual circumstances - I will continue to try to "Keep Calm and Carry On" as near to normal as far as I am able.
Keep safe Dave.