The Countryside Code – 2021 Update & Mountain Biking

The revised Countryside Code [ Summary / Full ] has landed with great fanfare this month, and it’s been interesting to see the varied responses to the updated guidance on how we should all behave when enjoying the great outdoors. All in all, it’s a good step forward for the mountain biking community, with our […]

Peak District National Park wants to hear from you

The Peak District National Park Authority want to hear your views about their latest local plan, which may affect leisure activities in the Peak District. The Local Plan covers planning policies for an area, and considers issues such as recreation and tourism, health and well-being, and sustainable transport and infrastructure. All of these are issues […]

Riding during Coronavirus lockdown 2021

Another national lockdown has brought in new laws and new guidance that affect mountain biking in the Peak District. Peak District MTB recommend staying local and reducing risk of accident. Exercise is hugely important for physical and mental health. The latest Government guidance states exercise: “…should be limited to once per day, and you should […]

Meet the Team – Dave Finch

Why did you get involved with Peak District MTB? I’ve been living and riding around Macclesfield for over 8 years and there’s a lot of potential, but access is relatively limited. Over time, I became aware of grumblings and problems around Macclesfield Forest, and these were mounting to the point that the situation had to […]