Off-Road Access

Cycling organisations have taken a united stance today (Wednesday 21 January 2015) in opposing key aspects of the draft New Forest Cycle Event Organisers' Charter proposed by the New Forest National Park Authority (NFNPA).

Local Access Forums (England & Wales) - 16 Jan 2015 - 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.

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

Changing the status of rights of way (England & Wales) - 24 Dec 2014 - 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.

Public Footpaths (England & Wales) - 24 Dec 2014 - 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.

Bridleways, byways and cycle tracks (England & Wales) - 24 Dec 2014 - 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.

Is cycling on a footpath a trespass? - 19 Mar 2014 - Article
What is the legal status of riding a cycle on a footpath? If cycling is considered a 'reasonable' behaviour, perhaps it could be allowed on footpaths, argues John Sugden, who has worked as a senior official in local authorities and as an independent consultant for many years.

Rights of Way: an incoherent network? - 25 Feb 2014 - Article
In England and Wales, some footpaths are much better for cycling on than bridleways, but currently it's only permissible to cycle on the latter. CTC believes that the Rights of Way network needs to be far more consistent, coherent and welcoming for cyclists.

Are you campaigning for cycling in the South West and want to find out how to translate your ideas into reality? If so, join us at our cycling advocates' network-building workshop in Plymouth on 15 March.

CTC is pleased to announce our partnership with Xcalibre, Britain’s first ever televised off-road tour, which runs 16-23 August 2014 across seven stages and three venues. Unfortunately this event has been POSTPONED until 2015 - keep an eye on the the Xcalibre website for more details.

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