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  • Premier Icon deadkenny
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    There are some at the end of paths I’ve been down many times that I just happen to have not noticed πŸ˜‰

    Though if that’s an official bridleway, I’m not sure he can do that.

    Land owners try all sorts. There’s a walking path near where I live that I walk down and they built some new houses there and keep trying to block off and hide the public footpath, but everyone is trampling through. If walkers are adamant about their rights of way, then so should cyclists be. It’s bad enough we’re told to keep off everything else, we shouldn’t be denied the stupid horse tracks we’re told are the only places we’re allowed to ride as well.

    Premier Icon schnor
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    Unfortunately the sign isn’t in compliance with the UK Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (2002) linky. It’s your duty as a fine and upstanding cyclist to ignore such illegal signs, mmkay πŸ˜‰

    jekkyl
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    Honestly! Some people.

    As I carried on down the bridleway there were several more, I’m thinking this guy’s gone to a lot of trouble, he really doesn’t want cyclists down here, what’s he hiding? But alas there was nothing at the end, just the exit back onto the road.

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    If it is genuinely on a bridleway then this needs reporting to the local authority. Also worth a word with local CTC right to ride or access rep. It may be a misunderstanding by the land owner or more likely an attempt to get access rules changed / prevent legitimate access.

    crispyrice
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    Or rip it down and proceed looking as innocent as possible πŸ™‚

    Take it down anyway but keep the posts for the logburner.

    enfht
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    Make up some Cycling Permitted signs and stick them on top, but remember to right something witty on the original for when he peels your sign back off.

    big_n_daft
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    it’s an offence to put signage up that tries to discourage lawful access to PROW

    report to local highways authority

    jekkyl
    Member

    I think I might go back and nick it for my cycle shed.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    schnor – Member

    Unfortunately the sign isn’t in compliance with the UK Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (2002) linky. It’s your duty as a fine and upstanding cyclist to ignore report it to the RoW officer, such illegal signs, mmkay

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    Take it down and make it into a kicker.

    antigee
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    ……now if you really want to get the landowner into a really wound up state if/when you bump into them tell them not only do you know its a bridleway but you’ll be writing to the local authority to remind them of their legal obligation to correctly signpost it where it crosses roads ….of course they’ll do what they always do which is knock the signs down again but the tantrum is entertaining

    jonba
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    cnultycop – Member
    Take it down and make it into a kicker

    Do this

    stoffel
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    Take it down and make it into a kicker.

    Best idea yet!

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Group ride you say?

    With dogs running free?

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    Seriously, if it’s a bridleway, report it.

    Best nip this kind of nonsense in the bud and remind the landowner of the facts of his life.

    poah
    Member

    keeping dogs on lead is a good idea though – fed up having dogs coming up to my marley barking and then have the owners shout at me when he retalites.

    hora
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    Sick of walkers with dogs off leads. On monday I watched a walkers dog attack two lambs on Whinstone Lee Tor. He was shouting at it. Eventually it cameback (he didn’t put it on a lead and it ran through the next gap in the wall again).

    I watched this from a distance. As he closed to me he quickly popped his dog onto a lead.

    On cheeky before two dogs ran off after sheep.

    So if I ever see a walker give me grief I’ll say ‘when you lot KEEP your dogs on leads then you can lecture me’.

    Premier Icon scandal42
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    I ride bikes off road and allow my dog to go off the lead in open countryside, what an absolute monster.

    A dog off the lead has as much right as anyone else to use the land, although obviously not if that land contains livestock.

    If only people could actually coexist in harmony in these mixed use environments then it wouldn’t be such a bloody stress for people to do what they supposedly enjoy doing.

    nbt
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    I don’t mind dogs off the lead is they;re well trained and will stay close to the owner and come to heel when called.

    I’ve yet to see one though, most dog owners just undo the leash and watch in vain as the dogs runs around

    edlong
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    So if I ever see a walker give me grief I’ll say ‘when you lot KEEP your dogs on leads then you can lecture me’.

    Yeah, cos all walkers are the same and can be treated as a collective entity, just like when “you lot” refers to cyclists…

    hora
    Member

    I know but I don’t want those ‘ooo hes never done that before’ moments.

    Dogs are animals, they don’t think logic, common sense etc when primeval instinct kicks in.

    Yeah, cos all walkers are the same and can be treated as a collective entity, just like when “you lot” refers to cyclists…

    Funnily cyclists are lumped together.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    So if I ever see a walker give me grief I’ll say ‘when you lot KEEP your dogs on leads then you can lecture me’.

    Not helpful.

    You sound like a motorist telling me that he’s allowed to run me down because my lot all run red lights. πŸ™

    (Edit: beaten to the point by edlong)

    hora
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    Everytime I stop for a redlight the three or four others that I overtook previously all sail round me through the redlight.

    stoffel
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    A dog off the lead has as much right as anyone else to use the land

    No it doesn’t, in fact it has no ‘right’ at all, in law. Owners of all animals have a duty of care to ensure they are treated humanely, that’s about it. And all dogs must be under control in any public or uneneclosed space, at all times.

    I have no problem with dogs being kept on leads at all times. If you want it to run free, then let it do so on your own securely enclosed land. Or simply just don’t own a dog, if these simple rules are beyond you.

    pondo
    Member

    So if I ever see a walker give me grief I’ll say ‘when you lot KEEP your dogs on leads then you can lecture me’.

    I have never known anyone so frequently grab hold of the wrong end of the stick.

    hora
    Member

    Watch dogs attack sheep. It hardens your viewpoint.

    If you’d seen cyclists ride fast and close past you, your viewpoint would harden.

    I’m not a typical STW’er. Said this a few times, I can hold a conversation/interact with strangers away from online life. πŸ˜‰

    packer
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    I have no problem with dogs being kept on leads at all times.

    Bit cruel really though isn’t it?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    What was the point again?

    Junkyard
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    I can hold a conversation/interact with strangers away from online life.

    I just mumble and wet myself in the real world πŸ™„
    Perhpas you should be a life coach….. I assume folk would be desperate to hear your pearls of wisdom on life and the universe πŸ˜›

    Everytime I stop for a redlight the three or four others that I overtook previously all sail round me through the redlight.

    You overtaking people HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    A dog doesn’t need to be kept on a lead at all times to be well-controlled.

    The fact that some muppets can’t train or control their dogs appropriately doesn’t mean that all dogs should suffer.

    stoffel
    Member

    Bit cruel really though isn’t it?

    Thn don’t own a dog, if you’re that sensitive.

    A dog doesn’t need to be kept on a lead at all times to be well-controlled.

    Very few, in my experience. Most, even placid non-violent dogs will invariably wander out in front of bikes. And many owners are idiots, sadly.

    pondo
    Member

    Said this a few times, I can hold a conversation/interact with strangers away from online life.

    Not on the basis of your posts on here, you can’t…

    Junkyard
    Member

    I used to live on a sheep farm and I remember a farmer [ different place obv] asking me to put my dog on a lead she was sat heel within hand touching distance of me just sat there looking at us both whilst his ran around barking

    I ignored him…..the rules are under control FWIW
    this will depend on the dog and the owner…imagine that nuance eh.

    FWIW every sheep dog I have seen will bite sheep if they do not move when they run at them.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Reminds me of a chat I had with a lady scooterist in the lift at work.

    She obeys the traffic laws, except for the one about not using the ASL. She says she has cylists have a go at her occasionally. She has the line ready “I’ll stop using the box when you lot stop running red lights”

    It was one of those moments when you search the other person’s eyes for a hint, a twinkle of intentional irony or playful sarcasm. And find none.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    hora – Member

    Everytime I stop for a redlight the three or four others that I overtook previously all sail round me through the redlight.

    Simultaneously proving that all cyclists jump red lights, and no cyclists jump red lights. Hora’s Paradox.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Most, even placid non-violent dogs will invariably wander out in front of bikes.

    That’s hardly “uncontrolled” is it? Bit of difference between wandering about a bit and tearing up a lamb!

    If you’re having problems stopping for dogs on the trail then you are the one lacking in control. Do you expect other animals to be kept on leads too? Rabbits? Deer? Children?

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    She has the line ready “I’ll stop using the box when you lot stop running red lights”

    Perhaps you should point out that by entering the box on a red or amber light she is breaking precisely the same law as a cyclist running the light.

    traildog
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    I’m not a typical STW’er. Said this a few times, I can hold a conversation/interact with strangers away from online life.

    I like the idea of entering a ladies box
    Oh wrong topic.

    πŸ™„

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