Public Rights of Way Access: Twelve Ways to Make things Better
Work with cycle shops and MTB groups to identify and resolve local problems.
Liaise with Local Authority (LA) Rights of Way Officers and Countryside Officers to raise bridleway / byway issues such as vegetation, ploughing, cropping & obstructions.
Attend your LA or National Park Local Access Forum and ask MTB relevant questions & make contact with the person representing cycling interests.
Work with your LAF cycling representative to develop a cycling strategy for the local Rights of Way Improvement Plan.
Liaise with your IMBA Regional Coordinator to discuss potential solutions.
Contact IMBA to take responsibility for responding to byway & bridleway Map Modification Orders and Public Path Order consultations.
Join your LA Rights of Way Liaison Group or Countryside Recreation Access Group.
Make yourself known to your LA Cabinet Member for the Environment.
Liaise with other user groups – British Horse Society, and Trail Riders Fellowship.
Liaise with other cycling groups, particularly the local CTC Offroad Right to Ride representative. Introduce yourself to your local Sustrans Area Manger or Ranger, and any local Roughstuff Fellowship group.
Work with local MTB groups and your LA to develop an “adopt a trail” scheme to assist with the maintenance of local byways, bridleway and unsurfaced roads.
Join your LA Cycle Forum to build relationships with local highway / transport activists.