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Month: October 2016

The Next Wave?

The Next Wave?

Byway and Bridleway has been involved with mountain bikes, their use, and regulation, from the very early days in the UK (see B&B 1985/2/7, 1991/6/23, and 2006/3/33, among others). Looking back now it seems remarkable how public bodies ‑ and particularly the national parks ‑ regarded the MTB as yet another ‘skateboard passing fad’, and then looked to prohibit them because they were just leg-powered ‘scramblers’ mainly used by undesirables. Yet once the level of use had boomed beyond anything foreseen…

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A Bit Cheeky?

A Bit Cheeky?

The cycling charity SUSTRANS seems to be a bit ‘Marmite‘. That’s not because Tesco threatened to take it off the shelves, but rather that a lot of people think it is the best thing since (or, indeed, on) sliced bread, and not a few don’t. Readers might be interested to see SUSTRANS’ take on public rights of way. Apparently this BOAT is not a public right of way, rather it is a negotiated concession by the kind permission of the…

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