Off-Road Access

Cycling UK today (Thursday, 16 February) launched its report “Rides of Way: Cycling UK’s Off-Road Report 2017” at the London Bike Show hosted at the ExCeL centre in London.

 
 
Cycling UK joined the Ramblers and the British Horse Society to present evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee this week, and shared very much the same message: “Conflict? What conflict?”

 
 
Women are disproportionately under represented in cycling, and even more so in mountain biking and off-road riding. But, they have much more to gain from participating in riding in terms of the health, social and well-being benefits cycling can bring. Julie Rand explains why improving access to the countryside is particularly important to women.

 
 
York’s Dominic Littler has won an iPad Mini after taking part in the first national survey of off-road cycling activity in England and Wales.

 
 
Off-road survey: what we've learnt - 18 Nov 2016 - Blog
The results of a new off-road cycling survey, conducted by Cycling UK and off-road network OpenMTB, highlight the huge importance of off-road cycling for people's mental, as well as physical, health - but also frustration at England and Wales's archaic rights of way and access laws.

 
 
Cycling UK and Open MTB today (Friday 17 November) issued the preliminary results from their Off-Road survey which found 74% of the participants consider the current rights of way unsuitable for off-road cycling.

 
 
Trails for Wales - 4 Nov 2016 - Campaign
Help improve off-road conditions in Wales and put pressure on England to do the same through Cycling UK's campaign Trails for Wales!

 
 
Cycletopia - 31 Oct 2016 - Campaign
CTC's Cycletopia is made up of real life examples of what can be done to make Britain's towns and cities more cycle friendly, combined in a single image.

 
 
Jeremy Gartside has metaphorically moved heaven and literally moved earth to make the North Dorset Trailway a more attractive and usable cycle route in his community.

 
 
“Copy Scotland” to benefit rural economy - 7 Sep 2016 - Press Release
Cycling UK today reiterated its call for increased access and rights of way to the English countryside. The national cycling charity, in its response to the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee inquiry “Rural Tourism in England”, explained rural tourism, currently valued at £17bn a year, would benefit significantly as a result.

 
 
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