I can rant all day about
4x4smountainbikers using the same trails as walkers, horses, and mountain bikers. Every time I've come across them, they're in large groups blocking the width of the trail so you have to squeeze yourself flat into a ditch so they can get past, and I can't see why they shouldn't have somewhere else to do it.
Its great we all laugh about cheeky trails and then moan at others for not following the rules
4x4 , whatever i think of them, are just like us. They want to be there and if they are legally restricted some will do it anyway. Some ignore the laws , some do this responsibly some irresponsibly just like MTB'ers
We had a thread on here about riding a SSSI and the consensus was it was fine. Our community is no better as it is drawn from humans, some of these rate respect for the environment below their fun however many wheels they have.
I am fairly sure gates are not put there just to annoy MTB ers by farmers pissing on their land