Off-road and Mountain Biking

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“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.

 
 
Mountain Biker in woodlands Flickr CC, Grant Doig
Lyme Disease, you may have heard of it, but what do you know of it? Is it relevant to cyclists? “Yes, most definitely.” as Cycling UK is told by Lyme Disease Action (LDA), the national charity set up to provide accurate information about ticks and Lyme disease.

 
 
The premiere of Mountain Biking the untold story
Mountain biking has been around in some form since the earliest days of cycling. 'Mountain Biking - the untold British story' tells the story of the emergence and rising popularity of mountain biking in the UK, starting with the Rough Stuff Fellowship's early touring bike adventures and finishing with Martyn Ashton's descent of the World Cup course. Cycling UK's Julie Rand went to the premiere.

 
 
Supporters for Trails for Wales gather outside the Senedd, Cardiff (Photo: Nigel
Trails for Wales - where next? - 5 Oct 2015 - Blog
Throughout September Cycling UK 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.

 
 
Bike Club participant Tony Burns
Tony gained skills and confidence through being part of Bike Club and now he has found a job doing what he loves – cycling.

 
 
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.

 
 
Supporters for Trails for Wales in Cardiff
Top cycling bodies met with Welsh Assembly Members to voice their support for CTC and Open MTB’s campaign Trails for Wales, on Wednesday 23 September 2015 at Roald Dahl Plass just outside the Senedd in Cardiff. (Photos: Nigel Pugh)

 
 
Trails for Wales supporters outside the Senedd
Trails for Wales leads to the Senedd - 23 Sep 2015 - Press Release
Top cycling bodies are meeting with Welsh Assembly Members to voice their support for CTC, the national cycling charity, and Open MTB’s campaign Trails for Wales, today (23 September 2015) at Roald Dahl Plass just outside the Senedd in Cardiff.

 
 
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