A fresh look at Access
That assumes that we wouldn’t be outbid.
I had my first experience of access issues via a JLAF recently. It was a bit more positive than I expected. I’ll try and get round to writing about it soon, if Analogue Andy doesn’t beat me to it.
The OP mentions Ashdown Forest as a particular example of unfairness in another thread, but that’s not due to the current access system, the exclusion of mountain bikers there is due to local byelaws. Perhaps we should club together, build a time machine and a futuristic robot assassin, and kill AA Milne’s mum?Posted 5 years ago
If we could get 250,000 cyclists to stump up £1 each we could bung the Conservative Party a £250,000 BRIBE/”donation” and then Dave Anderson could go for supper at No 10 with Cuddly/Corrupt Dave Cameron and get the policy committee to “STEER” HMG policy around to our policy of a Scottish type access system for all of the UK.
Job done…… might save years of hard and fruitless effort through normal channels.Posted 5 years ago
Interestingly the most recent (guest written a couple of years back…Milne was dead) Winnie The Pooh book features Christopher Robin riding across the Ashdown Forest on his shiny bicycle. I spoke to the folks in the Winnie The pooh shop in Hartfield and they remember pre 1974 riding across the forest on bikes with no problem.
The problems there started (as far as I’m aware), with The Ashdown Forest Act 1974. Section 2 forbids mechanical vehicles (or similar…been a while since I read it) and The Conservators (Main Problem) are hell bent on stopping bikes. The signs bear the legend, Bikes cause erosion etc(compared to horses…like ffff etc). This reaches hysterical levels when the wardens/rangers pounce on any cyclist who dares to pull into one of their car parks for a snack or a puncture etc.
Some of us…..and I only know this from fellow tyre tracks….do lay rubber on sacred turf on a fairly regular basis…in a non insulting way of course.
The last altercation I had there ran to….Posted 5 years ago
Are you aware of the Ashdown Forest act of 1974?
Yes, but 1974 was a pretty shit year wasn’t it…..and I rode off
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