I live near to one of the members of the Peak District National Park Authority councillors who is involved in a number of initiatives and activities that cover rights of way and cycling.
We had a long chat after the village Remembrance Day parade and the subject of Brough Lane and Chapel Gate came up then we moved onto chatting about access, cycle routes etc, etc.
The conversation then moved on to representation of MTB interests at meetings etc and was there a voice for us at the table. In his opinion there was not but there was a vocal and well organised 4x4 group and Peak Horsepower were also represented in discussions.
I know Ride Sheffield has been mentioned previously when this subject comes up but he was not aware of them.
His advice, and his request was, that MTB riders resident in, or local to the Peaks get together and form a group that could attend meetings, submit ideas and opinions to represent the MTB interests in the area.
I'm happy to get involved and help co-ordinate at the outset - anyone else fancy giving this a go - there's an open door for us to get our message across?