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
Trail Riders happy to share vehicular rights of way with users on foot, bicycle and horseback
The Trail Riders Fellowship has praised the BBC's Countryfile report on their activities and say it produced a generally balanced, accurate and informative report on motorcycling in the countryside.
They say it was particularly gratifying to note that one of the leading opponents of their activities said she was happy to be intolerant of others legally using the countryside. In contrast, the TRF is happy to share vehicular rights of way with users on foot, bicycle and horseback, and puts considerable effort into keeping routes open for all to enjoy.
One point that was not included in the programme was that there is a very small percentage of unsurfaced rights of way still open to motor vehicles when compared to the many thousands of miles of footpaths and bridleways and acres of 'open access' countryside.
The TRF say they felt that this progamme marked a significant improvement in the BBC's portrayal of motorcycling in the countryside. You can view the programme here:
About the Trail Riders Fellowship
The Trail Riders Fellowship was founded in 1970 to preserve and promote legal motorcycling on unsurfaced vehicular rights of way in England and Wales.
It should be noted that trail riding is not 'off-roading'. The routes used by trail riders have vehicular status, although they may lack a coating of tarmac.
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