Mountain Biking In Wales Needs You!

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If you like mountain biking and you like mountain biking in Wales, then it would be worth your while to take a few minutes to complete this survey. It’s being conducted by Natural Resources Wales, which looks after much of the land that you might want to ride your bike on in Wales.

If you don’t fill it in, then that’s one less mountain biking voice – and one more walker/horse rider/bird watcher/roller skater etc instead. Unlike many outdoor activities, we don’t have a single clear membership body to give organisations like NRW an informed perspective – or to rally round interested parties to get as many answers in as possible. So it comes down to us as individuals to submit our thoughts.

Take a moment and help mountain bikers be heard! The survey closes on 15th October at 11:59pm

Share your voice 

As part of the development of the Outdoor Recreation Strategy we are inviting you, through this survey, to share your thoughts on the strategic direction and priorities for NRW in relation to outdoor recreation. 

The strategy will set a vision to 2050 for outdoor recreation on land cared for by NRW (in line with the corporate NRW vision and mission), and priority areas for focus to 2030 (aligned to the current NRW Corporate Plan – Nature and People Thriving Together). 

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  • weeksy
    Full Member

    I got stuck as it wanted to know what NRW had done …. I have no idea as i’ve never heard of them so needs a ‘don’t know’ type answer for that

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    It’s not the greatest of surveys, but push on through and let them know what you want them to do!

    https://naturalresources.wales/

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    retrorick
    Full Member

    Will they impose a 20mph limit descending Snowdon? 🤔😉

    I’ll read the article later 👍

    ossify
    Full Member

    Um Weeksy that is not a question. They are telling you what they’ve done so far, just click OK 😉

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Um Weeksy that is not a question. They are telling you what they’ve done so far, just click OK

    Later they ask questions about what NRW have done and whether you agree or disagree with the statements… but as i don’t know… well it makes it hard to answer and they’re liekly quite important to their survey.

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    oldnpastit
    Full Member

    It’s not a great survey.

    ossify
    Full Member

    Later they ask questions about what NRW have done and whether you agree or disagree with the statements… but as i don’t know… well it makes it hard to answer and they’re liekly quite important to their survey.

    Oh ok fair enough… I thought they were asking about what they were planning on doing and the statements simply came from their previous meetings/discussions on the subject… agree with the comments about “it’s not a great survey” but still possible to answer it I thought.

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    finephilly
    Free Member

    NRW is what used to be the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission in Wales.

    So, Dafydd Davis (FC employee back in 1990’s) built Coed y Brenin trails and the template was copied into many other trail centres across the UK…

    reluctantjumper
    Full Member

    Done as we need more voices, the Ramblers are a big force in Wales for some reason!

    Have been dealing with NRW a bit recently, trying to find a site for RC crawlers to use as a permanent home. One person in NRW is very interested in doing something but for some reason others are blocking any progress despite three sites being identified. It’s not funding but I fear some walkers are trying to block one site as it’s used as an unofficial car park by a few groups.

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    ragsdog1
    Free Member

    i have just seen it and done it  and I just to see more of trail building work in afan forest park and in glyncorrwg trails  I was the first rider to ride the whites trail when it first opened and I have done some work to it back in 2007 Natural resources wales I do some work on the trails with the afan volunteers in afan in 30  years of riding in riding I have seen a lot in afan  like xc racing from 93 to now.

    radbikebro
    Full Member

    I’m working really closely with NRW as part of a local mtb community project, so was quite excited to see what it would say.

    That was just… confusing. I have absolutely no idea what outcome they’re realistically trying to get from that or how they’ll get anything useful from that survey. That’s not how card sorting works.

    finephilly
    Free Member

    I don’t envy NRW as they have to listen to everybody and manage many different opinions. For my part, they do a good job and it’s better to have a combined organisation who can take a holistic view of rivers, forests etc.

    Improvements as I see it are replacing some softwood plantations (which are not big money earners anyway) with more diverse environments e.g. hardwood canopies, lakes, wetlands and more to increase wildlife and plant diversity. It takes a generation to do this but worth it in the long run. You could have a cool piece of singletrack through it all aswell!

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    Bruce
    Full Member

    Absolutely horrible, they are ticking the public consultation box.

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    thegeneralist
    Free Member

    i have just seen it and done it and I just to see more of trail building work in afan forest park and in glyncorrwg trails I was the first rider to ride the whites trail when it first opened and I have done some work to it back in 2007 Natural resources wales I do some work on the trails with the afan volunteers in afan in 30 years of riding in riding I have seen a lot in afan like xc racing from 93 to now.

    Wot?

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    blokeuptheroad
    Full Member

    Done, pretty rubbish survey though!

    hatter
    Full Member

    Done, agreed,feels like a box ticking exercise.

    stgeorge
    Full Member

    Well, that was a bit odd

    inky_squid
    Full Member

    I’m not sure the survey is really aimed at individuals.  I’m sure it makes sense to people who work in NRW.  I know a few I’ll ask them what they think of it.  But it’s a bit odd tbh.

    Ambrose
    Full Member

    Done. The survey was badly designed and confusing.

    bonni
    Full Member

    Agreed, badly designed and worded survey. Seems like an opportunity lost to effectively gauge the public’s thoughts.

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    ‘This is what we’ve done, can you let us know how we should prioritise these on-trend words, and how much are you willing to pay for access your local woods? ‘

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