Peak District Trail Maintenance Update

As you may be aware we get stuck into a lot of maintenance on the rights of network in the Peak District, everything from rebuilding drains on bridleways through to re-affirming the lines on widening tracks, all with the intention of keeping the tracks and trails open and in the best condition possible. To do […]

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Mountain biking at Lyme consultation – what’s happened since

Earlier this year we reported on the consultation on mountain biking at Lyme, organised by the National Trust’s Outdoor Activity Development Officer (www.peakdistrictmtb.org/advocacy-action-mountain-biking-lyme) . Lyme is a 1400 acre National Trust estate inside the Cheshire Peak District near Disley with few rights of way for cyclists, but it was clear from the consultation that there […]

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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 […]