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
Wiggle Cycle Race cancelled
"Martin, the cycling organizer has accepted that an alternative route must be sourced for the 30 mile bike ride."
Says Tony Barnett
The proposed cycling event over common land in Surrey has been cancelled.
Today I had talks with Martin Barden event organizer to inform him that the common lands are Rural and as such are not subject to council bye-ways as the authority do not have Locus Stan-di to make grants of easement etc, the other issues here are that because the authority have no jurisdiction, there will be no public liability included in the grant.
The organizer? of the objectors is Michael Loates-Taylor, although a keen horse rider also supports access for all, and from our conversation to day holds the view that a proper association/organisation should be formed to represent public opinion to safe guard common lands and freedom of access from all points of view.
Martin, the cycling organizer has accepted that an alternative route must be sourced for the 30 mile bike ride.
May I ask all concerned in lawful access to common lands in the Surrey area to identify the area of the common land ie Rural, Urban or Borough before making complaints etc, as always horseytalk will assist.
Comments Steve Yandall
Very well done to all.
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