But this is irrelevant, and I'll tell you why. The answer to this has always been 'no', it remains 'no' and it always will be 'no'. There is no amount of good intentions that is going to change this. You have to get thoughts like "if only they'd consider it" and "it is so unreasonable" out of your mind. It will not happen. Full stop. End of.
I would have to disagree with your comment dannyh the fact that Peter has replied to the thread and would like to hear what we could suggest is a step forward I do agree that the answer might be still be No for a long long time but the fact that someone is listening to what we have to say with lots of positive comments is certainly a form of progress.
As with all the comments I also agree that opening up the park for MTB riders would certainly help boost trade at the cafe and clearly marked trials for dual use or separate interesting ones would be good, I would even go as far as willing to only ride in the park at set times when its not so busy.
I would also be up for helping maintain and repair trails, or helping the park in anyway if it meant we could legally ride somewhere in the park.