MTB advocacy and the government’s new agriculture bill

On Wednesday 12th September the government announced their new agriculture bill. What does this mean for mountain biking? “…the (new) Agriculture Bill could spell out good news for off-road cycling. It places financial support for improved countryside access front and centre of its proposals.” Source: Cycling UK Cycling UK launched their “Get On My Land” […]

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Time to Step Up a Gear on Cut Gate

The Cut Gate campaign [read more here] is going great guns. Since it kicked off down in London back in November, the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million appeal has reached over £200,000. That is a massive achievement for the campaign overall – thank you, thank you thank you to everyone who has put money […]

The Domino Effect

The best way to persuade someone that you can do something is simply prove to them that you have done it before. There’s no real argument against solid, recorded evidence. And there’s no reason why that principle shouldn’t apply in mountain biking here in the Peak District. The trouble is, while we might have one […]

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Advocacy and Responsible Riding

Sometimes it seems to be an impossible balancing act, championing the rights of mountain bikers and pushing for increased responsibility versus the push back from other interested parties when they challenge us for being irresponsible mountain bikers who tear up the landscape. Whatever we say, as an advocacy group, we will irritate someone, whether that […]

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