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 […]

Peak District mountain bike advocacy

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 […]

Mountain Biking Advocacy, Peak District Mountain Biking, Advocacy Files

The Mountain Bike ‘Advocacy Files’

We’ve joined forces with Ride Sheffield and Keeper of the Peak to produce “The Advocacy Files”, a collection of some of the finest examples of mountain bike advocacy work in the UK. We all know how great the mountain biking community is. Sadly, we still suffer from the misconception that we ‘churn up the paths’* […]

Cut Gate Path: Collaboration, Consideration, Conservation, Action?

Back in November we told you about the conversations Peak District MTB are having about Cut Gate alongside Ride Sheffield. Well things have moved on a bit and now, with the backing of the Peak District National Park Authority, Sheffield City Council, The Outdoor City and the support of Keeper of the Peak as well […]