Says Naomi Smith
It is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more
Sportives on bridleways.
It is illegal to run any form of cycle race on bridleways
Says Bob Milton
UK events run 39 sportives across the country sponsored by Wiggle of which 9 are purely on bridleways.
It is illegal to run any form of cycle race on bridleways and that definition covers mass starts and individual time trials.
The British Cycling Federation guidance on sportives states that any form of published timing or prizes makes such an event illegal. UK events time all the participants and give awards for meeting certain times [gold silver and bronze].
This is then a race and is illegal.
Says Linda Wright
We moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more