Says Adrienne Yentis
A friend of mine recently was riding on the heath
and she came across a group of cattle strung out across the bridlepath with no way through – the only way off was to turn round. Fortunately her horse
remained calm throughout. But you can imagine how a nervous horse might react ........... read more
The case for 30mph on single track carriageways
Comments Maureen Comber
"BHS will not campaign on anything it seems. Their answer was that they would consider campaigning on something more achievable.!!!!!!!!!! "
Says Maureen Comber
I have been campaigning for 30mph on single track carriageways for donkeys years.
These are the ones such as you describe with no white line in the middle.
A national speed limit on all such roads would help prioritise them for non-motorised use and encourage such use, save maintenance, save creating cycleways, encourage healthy active lifestyles, respect the countryside environment and so on.
However speed limits are set by local councils and they will not budge from 60 mph on such roads because they say the geography of the road dictates the speed!!
I have pointed out that 60 mph is not a safe speed to drive and is not for the safety of anyone. It also makes a nonsense of all other speed limits.
Horse riders and their mounts are getting killed and injured quite regularly, just look at the video at the top or Riders Rights on horseytalk.
It will not surprise you that they will not budge.
BHS will not campaign on anything it seems. Their answer was that they would consider campaigning on something more achievable.!!!!!!!!!!
The cruel thing is that under sec 130 HA 1980 the HA have a duty for the use of enjoyment to the highway by the public. It does not say for vehicles only and yet that is what has happened.
I haven't ridden on the lanes for donkeys years. Not since I read that the penalty handed out for killing the horse and comatozing the rider for months, was six points on the licence and £150 fine. Now there is equality for you.
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