If you ride Rivington
I wonder if they will increase the number of wardens to patrol the area once we’ve all been kicked off to shepherd the 1000’s of walkers around the paths, and stop the kids throwing the historical garden stones in the lakes and ponds.
It’s strange how we the cyclist and the horses seem to be blamed with erosion, walkers must float on air or something and the place is like the Trafford Center when the sun comes out.
I avoid the place like the plague during the summer, you cant move. Plus it’s a sweet shop for car thieves etc, I had a superlight nicked out of the back of my car a few years back, people just watch them do it.
Occasional weekends during the winter and night riding.
Beside they do need to ensure we are catered for, during the winter %50 of the people using the barn facilities are cyclists and horse riders.
The first step is to stop the MX’ers they are the route cause of most of the visible damage, hill climbing the top tower………why.Posted 9 years agoJunkyardMember
I think most non MTB (and certainly those locals I know that use Rivvy for other reasons) would rather keep the horses and not us. Some of the people there do ride with less than due attention to other users (Downhilling in the gardens FFS). I also walk there with my young children and I know which group I have to be most aware of for their safety. That said it is un enforcable so nothing will happen.Posted 9 years agoFagusMember
What junkyard said.
The main problems in Rivi are the downhillers and BMX types churning up the Chinese Gardens. Do they have no brains? The baggy jeans brigade are also intent on destroying the work at Healey Nab; they don’t think it’s cool enough, so are building their own unofficial trails, even though the official trail is not yet complete.
As ever a few mindless morons give the decent majority a bad name.Posted 9 years agoyoshimiSubscriber
I’d agree there are a few idiots there – like Fagus said – take a look on Blackburn and District forum and read some of the replys to the new Nab trails by ‘downhillers’………………..seriously, someone needs to have a word! I enjoy getting the big bike out, but how could they think building a road gap across a very busy footpath was ever a good idea and wouldn’t cause problems with other users? Fair enough, stop all that rubbish, but as long as there is no sort of blanket ban across the whole area – I need to calm down and put things in perspective, restrictions wont happen – it must be all that 5Live I’ve been listening to making me angry.Posted 9 years agoFagusMember
As yoshimi said, have a read at this to see some of the most one sided views of bike riding that you’ll ever come across. The bit about building a jump across a bridleway at head height for horse riders isPosted 9 years ago
a classic of it’s kind.
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