Imabigkidnow »IIRC, anything below the Mean High Water mark belongs to the Crown Estate. They're pretty encouraging of cycling up here in Scotland (e.g. Glenlivet)
I'm not sure of the legality on riding all the foreshore ..
Fatty bikes- what are they designed for??
I got a fat bike to make me look less so
scotroutesI'm sussex coast I did a bit of googling esp. round me with the private estates immediately off the beach. I've heard rumours that some of the beaches are technically private also, though not fenced or anything. only by way of anecdotal from my mate who had a big all night bonfire and BBQ once and some security guy came down and asked them to move on .. but got ignored and nothing happened.
What I've read suggested you're probably 'free' to move between low and high marks but there's not a formal right of access as such unless its covered with water and you're in a boat.
Ther reasoning behind lack of formal right of way when there isn't water is because it's near impossible to mark a fixed route or track because it's changeable sand/mud/shingle
I did a bit of googling esp. round me with the private estates immediately off the beach. I've heard rumours that some of the beaches are technically private also, though not fenced or anything.
See http://www.naturenet.net/law/rivers.html for the law on access to the foreshore (though ignore the bit about navigation on inland waters, it's accepted by everybody other than anglers that that's wrong). See http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/coastal/metal-detecting/maps/ for what the Crown owns - it's surprising how much they don't.
They are great for exploring, opening up new technical challenges + getting places you'd struggle on a normal MTB. Also make riding with your kids a hoot. Great for winter training, riding crazy off camber rocky techy as well as the sandy snowy stuff. I don't really like the attention, but you learn to cope with it + if you're riding cheek the reaction is generally amusement rather than hostility. Lots of fun, different, nowt to get too upset about.
I'm sure a bunch of people from North Berwick or Salsa will be along in a bit to remind you.
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