I too can ride, off-road, literally from the front door so almost never drive anywhere to ride save for once or twice a year into wales for a big weekend away.
I live at the foot of the malvern hills. Quite a honeypot.
Weekends are strictly a "no, no" - if the suns out there's just too many* day trippers, even on quieter trails, both walkers and riders.
So I predominantly ride either during the week or after 6pm. Fortunately I have a "job" that lets me ride when I want.
* = more than 2
There's always going to be increasing pressure on lesiure space, especially attractive or accessible spaces. And where there's conflict of uses it's felt more accurately. Mrs S is a volunteer on the Malvern Hills Conservators Leisure group representing the local running club. There are MTB reps, hang-gliders/para-gliders, model glider flyers, horse riders and others. It's a bit of a talking shop, but the intention is that the Hills are there for everyone, and conflict needs to be avoided and managed out as far as possible. Banning, whilst the go-to knee jerk policy of the blue-rinsers round here it isnt one the Conservators entertain because it's arguably against their statutory obligations.