rights of way

RoWIPs
Rights of Way Improvement Plans (England & Wales) - 5 May 2017 - 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.

 
 
Cyclists in the countryside
Local Access Forums (England & Wales) - 5 May 2017 - 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
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.

 
 
Footpath and Bridleway
Public Footpaths (England & Wales) - 4 May 2017 - 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.

 
 
Cyclist riding off-road
Cycling off-road in the countryside is a healthy and enjoyable activity, but the network of routes available needs to grow.

 
 
Unsurfaced highway
Unsurfaced highways shared with motor vehicles - 2 May 2017 - Campaigning Views
Not all unsurfaced highways are robust enough for use by motor vehicles. Ruts and mud, for example, can make them difficult or impossible for cycling.

 
 
Obstructions-out-of-repair-RoW
Bridleways and byways need to be kept clear of obstructions and in a good state of repair, so that cyclists can enjoy their off-road rides.

 
 
A cyclist on a right of way
Rights of way (ROW) in England & Wales could offer so much more for cyclists and others - but official records don't do it justice. 'Rights of Way: Restoring the Record' reveals how to use evidence to prove or disprove the existence of ROW. Reviewed by Colin Palmer, CTC's Off-road Adviser.

 
 
This footpath is a metalled road, but the bridleway is a muddy trail!
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' consultation on the processes for recording, diverting and extinguishing public rights of way (England) is a chance to suggest ways to make it easier for cyclists to engage with the system and help open more of the countryside for cycling.

 
 
Riding off-road
Do you ride - or want to ride - on a particular path, but can't tell whether you're allowed to do so? Does your favourite bridleway suddenly turn into a footpath and you wish it didn't? Do you want to do something about it? Read on...

 
 
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