Riding coastal (foot)paths?
I just usually apply the same ridability test as I do everywhere else.
Am I going to ruin/erode the trail to an unaccebtable extent?
Am I going to piss off other users or ruin it for local cyclists?
Is it an SSSI/home to the lesser spotted foetid mugwump?
Pretty much just the usual Cheeky Rules.
Have done quite a bit of the Anglesey CP.
Usually the rocky bits (most of it!) in the winter.
It’s a nice explore when the clagg’s down in Snowdonia.Posted 4 years ago
Don’t see many people.JunkyardMember
As rusty notes the goal is to apply some common sense as the rules dont do that
Is it safe, will it annoy folk, will it cause erosion etc
Locally I know hardpacked double track that is a footpath and yet open boggy moorland that is a bridleway
it makes more sense, and does less damage, to ride the footpaths
your call but do it responsibly
SSSI are a complete no go for mePosted 4 years ago
Totally unacceptable? The bikes were used for the first week of our hols near Forest of Dean, now we’re in Morgan pawth and its all about the surf.. Had an early morning nip out and some of the stuff looks great but I would never ride when there’s families about. So early morning acceptable or not? I’ve found nothing else around here…Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
Or, as I experienced just last week on the SW Coast Path, a woman in hunter wellies and a Laura Ashley head scarf just standing on the path boring someone to death loudly and enthusiastically..
Both people saw my approach from a good 600 yards, and watched as I slowed to a standstill from 50 yards..
The woman doing the listening looked embarrassed, but scarf and wellies was simply completely unaware and cheerily passed the time of day as I purposefully dismounted and left the path to circumnavigate her self absorption
I exchanged a wry smile with the listener and chuckled offPosted 4 years ago
Yep was up at bedruthan steps this morning but it was 9.30. Popped onto the path and thought this just looks brilliant, however whilst getting my mind around whete to gead etc it got busy and i abandoned as I didn’t think it was fair to the other users. Tomorrow early doors its all mine…..Posted 4 years agojonah tontoMember
yeah i ride them all the time (Gower) tbh i didnt realise that people had conflict with this until i started coming on here. maybe its just cos the welsh are nice 😉
seriously though, its not a trail centre, ride as if there is a small child round every bend. give way to everyone and don’t forget to smile and say hello to everyonePosted 4 years agokayak23Subscriber
Rode from Ilfracombe to Woolacombe this weekend. Was extremely courteous to everyone, had a fantastic ride, and was blown away by just how friendly and smiley all the walkers I encountered were.Posted 4 years ago
Makes a change from the grumpy, angry bar stewards on the midlands canals and bridleways…
Kayak23 Thats my usual ride, do you live in Ilfracombe.
And to respond to the OP I ride anywhere put I use common sense, I left Baggy point alone the other day as it had quite a few walkers on it and I only ride watersmeet in Lynmouth after 18:00hrs as the ramblers are gone. I put walkers on the back foot by being overly freindly most of them comment on how you must be fit to ride the bikes up the hills and so on, a trail centre is opening in a few weeks so that should keep me away from the walkersPosted 4 years ago
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