- Chapel Gate, Roych Vehicle Ban – Is it to be enforced?
Must have seen nearly 20 motorbikes in a number of seperate groups up that way yesterday.
I spoke to one group at the bottom of Chapel Gate, who had a quick chat amongst themselves, then headed onwards up the hill.
Does anyone know if the Peak Park / DCC is intending to enforce the ban, or at least make it difficult for off road vehicles to gain access?
Pointless exercise “banning” them imo otherwise.Posted 3 years ago
Hi Rich – it seems that a TRO is not a universal ban on all vehicles. It can be almost anything that the applying authority wants it to be, for example the one on the Long Causeway is a restriction by width, stops 4×4 but not trail bikes, horses or motorbikes. Not sure what the Chapel Gate and Roych TROs are specifically banning.
But to answer your question, if they are having substantial cuts to all budgets I can’t see how they can enforce it unless other ‘legal’ users dob them in with pics and reg numbers.Posted 3 years ago
When I was there a couple of weeks ago- every single gate was left wide open from the top of Rushups all the way past Roych. Now that could be the work of Strava riding Gods or it could be Nomadic sheep. Who knows? Alot of tyre tracks that way though.
If there is clandestine riding and its early am- walkers will see damage and assume mountain bikers are to blame. Who knows? Maybe in a roundabout way/a cruel-twist we’ll be banned because of motorbike/4×4’s using it?Posted 3 years ago
Pointless exercise “banning” them imo otherwise
Except that now we can hear a sparrow fart from 200m and the air is so clear that its a cure for all terminal illnesses.
Since there is such a wide range of rules and no one is sure where they apply I can’t see that dobbing some one in is going to help especially if the ban doesn’t cover them.Posted 3 years ago
when was my last inane question that i have done nothing about?
I think you may be referring to your second sentence there – the one that ends with an exclamation mark (hence not a question).
I was referring to the first sentence.
I’m not 100% sure what the asterixs were covering, but I can make a couple of suggestions that I think would apply equally to your good self.Posted 3 years agomilkymanMember
Having been over there a few times on my bike and on my motor bike, I can only say from the other groups I have met, all of them closed the gates, on the odd times I have been over and found gates open you never know if it’s the farmer moving stock about or some lazy sod, do I always leave a gate as I find it, whether 4×4 should be there or motorbikes I’m not sure, I used to have a lot of fun on my enduro bike round the Peak District but as the lanes gradually closed down I was riding the same lanes every week end so I packed in, I would never try to defend motor bikes or 4×4, they do rip up the ground,Posted 3 years ago
Since there is such a wide range of rules and no one is sure where they apply I can’t see that dobbing some one in is going to help especially if the ban doesn’t cover them.
Sorry, I missed out the ‘irony’ emoticon at the end of that sentence. You could dob everyone in including yourself, just to be on the safe side, then at least someone will get what they deserve. 😉 😆Posted 3 years ago
pdmtb meeting – chaired by rob “I say what I bloody well like, and like what I bloody well say” Jackson?
Ok – maybe I’ve been a bit punchy above, but your style just irked me today. There is ‘direct’ and there is provocative – just thought I’d see how you liked the latter.
I think you might have helped me with my chainring bolt query – so thanks.Posted 3 years ago
Seems I may have wandered into a ruck between two STWers with ‘previous’……………..
Fair enough, Rob – but sometimes the ‘hand grenade into the room’ approach makes you seem a bit aggressive.
I only clicked on the thread because I rode the Roych as part of a ride on Saturday and was really quite pleased with the work that has been done to shore up the top part whilst not flattening it totally.
Seeing someone just wade in, seemingly unprovoked and calling someone names brought out the mongrel in me for a bit.Posted 3 years ago
hora my main gripe is your attitude about areas that are shit up, akin to it’s damaged already so sod it i will ride there because i have traveled. Yet you are the first to whinge about MX’ers and gates. If thats not clear then so be it, not a hand grenade, a genuine observance that irritates me and undermines lot’s of good work by many groups.Posted 3 years ago
hora my main gripe is your attitude about areas that are shit up, akin to it’s damaged already so sod it i will ride there because i have traveled.
No. Take it within context, on that thread you (in your usual style) said the OP shouldn’t go up there.
In my opinion you can stop the odd rider however mbr, dirt etc will actively promote the trails UKwide, (to a lesser extent) same with vgraphics route guides etc.
Then there are the factors that you can’t control, reems of DofE, walkers 7 days a week- all with lovely grippy-thick penetrating soles that (IMO) can be far worse than a tyre that rolls through.
I like that path over WLT- its flat to climbing slightly and its just techy enough so that you have to concentrate not to dab.
My point on that thread was resigned to the inevitable. The undesignated trail nearby- I remember one mid-week a school part of 30 from a school in Essex where sliding/scrambling up there. On a forum you can put off the odd rider but its a very popular place thats open access 24hours/365 days a year and the walkers may whinge but they are one of the reasons why the paths are deteriorating..Posted 3 years ago
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