Am Off up there this morning, hopefully it'll be clear and dryish
Pictures of latest sabotage on Shrine Trail in Gloucester
Dunno where that is in glos but unless thats a bridleway I can see the point of some objections. Look at the mess by it. you and I don't have a problem with that but for a non cyclist who may not approve, its a mess.If on private land ie FC or other its part of the fun of using some one elses property. They have as much right to block it as you have to use it.
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They have as much right to block it as you have to use it.
Not if they're putting other users as risk/in danger though. Cowards who do things like that would probably be $hitting themselves if someone got injured and the Police got involved.
It came as quite a shock to me to realise this practice is commonplace.
I am a dog owner and on my walks, cylists have always been polite, always slowed down and always said thanks if I have called my dogs to heel if they go past.
Now I have started to ride in these same areas, I have always had respect from the dog walkers/ ramblers so who the hell is doing this stuff?
Mattsccm, The trail is not a bridleway and is on private land, land which incidentally forms part of the Cotswolds commons and Beechwood national nature reserve, English Nature are clear, no digging, no breaking trees, no damage. From what i have been told the wardens are fine with bikes, as long as there is no digging, northshore etc. The landowners are happy with bikes on the same basic premise.
There are a few locals, like the bloke who lives in the big house at Cranham Corner who object to people riding in the woods. There are a few dog walkers who also object.
There are actually very few trails and they help minimise some issues by separating the horses and bikes.
The real issue is fly tipping but looking at the green bags you find about the place i guess that isn't a problem in the dog walkers eyes.
app buckholt rd is one of the worst stretches of road in the county for trash!
All ok from this mornings rode, bit muddy but drying nicely! You gonna bring your kit over tomorrow as well tang?
Tang and Lookmanohands, do you have email addresses I can contact you on? mine is dimmasaxo at hot mail dot comm
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