Off-Road Access

No cycling signin royal park
“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.

 
 
Cyclists off-road on Isle of Wight
Cycling UK and OpenMTB are today (Wednesday, 24 August) launching the first national survey of off-road cycling activity in England and Wales.

 
 
Cycling UK Trails for Wales Campaign
This week, Cycling UK supported British Cycling and a number of other partners in writing to English and Welsh ministers calling for a review of rights of way and access provision. With pilot projects to test the feasibility of different models of improved access for cyclists proposed as a way forward, our off-road cycling advisor, Kieran Foster, sets out the case for greater responsible access.

 
 
Cycling UK President and Channel 4 newscaster, Jon Snow, has written to Assembly Member candidates asking them to pledge their support towards improving investment and leisure access for cycling, should they be successful on 5 May.

 
 
RoWIPs
Rights of Way Improvement Plans (England & Wales) - 6 Apr 2016 - Campaigning Views
By law, local authorities must develop Rights of Way Improvement Plans (RoWIPs). The plans are a good way of improving opportunities for cycling off-road.

 
 
Seaside Cycling
A good proportion of the English and Welsh coast could be safely and beneficially opened up for cycling.

 
 
Cyclists in the countryside
Local Access Forums (England & Wales) - 6 Apr 2016 - Campaigning Views
Local Access Forums (set up by local authorities to bring together people and groups interested in public rights of way) should work towards developing the network for cycling.

 
 
Cyclists riding off-road
Changing the status of rights of way (England & Wales) - 11 Mar 2016 - Campaigning Views
Find out why it's important to open up more of the rights of way network for cycling, what the legal process is and how it needs improving.

 
 
Cyclist riding off-road
Bridleways, byways and cycle tracks (England & Wales) - 10 Mar 2016 - Campaigning Views
Closing the gaps for cycling in public rights of way and improving maintenance and signing, would encourage more people to cycle off-road.

 
 
Footpath and Bridleway
Public Footpaths (England & Wales) - 8 Mar 2016 - Campaigning Views
Cycling on footpaths is not a legal right, but many are entirely suitable and form good links. Opening them up to cyclists would enhance the network of motor-traffic free routes.

 
 
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