Off-Road 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.

 
 
Supporters for Trails for Wales gather outside the Senedd, Cardiff (Photo: Nigel
Trails for Wales - where next? - 5 Oct 2015 - Blog
Throughout September CTC and Open MTB’s ran the joint campaign, Trails for Wales, and galvanised support of over 4,000 from the off road community and wider cycling industry into what could be a game changer for off road access.

 
 
Cyclists outside the Senedd in Wales
Top cycling brands are lining up to support CTC, the national cycling charity, and Open MTB’s campaign Trails for Wales.

 
 
One of Trails for Wales' younger supporters (photo: Nigel Pugh)
The Welsh Government is seeking to change how people access and enjoy the countryside. To help out CTC has set up Trails for Wales which is open to all outdoor enthusiasts wherever you live & no matter your age. We've created a simple form you can find below which we’ll send off on your behalf.

 
 
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