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  • chrisfixed
    Member

    For all those riding near and around the beast any time soon. I passed through this morning and was all clear. But returning through the same area about 5 hours later, found that some GRADE A F##K WIT!! had pulled logs and branches across bridleways everywhere, built dry stone walls IN the exits of corners! and worst of all, A F##KING WIRE STRUNG AT HEAD HIGHT BETWEEN AN OPEN GATE !!!! I took that one down, but can’t say if there’s any more in the area, Watch out!

    twang
    Member

    Really? Did you report it? Any pics?

    Premier Icon Pook
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    which gate?

    eskay
    Member

    Call the fuzz

    rogerthecat
    Member

    Oh joy.
    Report to PPA Access Officer and the Plod

    thepodge
    Member

    I’ve posted this on the Edale mountain rescue facebook page

    geetee1972
    Member

    I’ve said it before. I would love to catch someone in the act of doing this.

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Shocking.
    I’ll tell nbt (Peak imba rep.)when he gets back from night ride.

    monsteryeti
    Member

    ………..do you mean IF he gets back from night ride!! Really really worrying. We had something similar in Cranham (do a search) last year. Touch wood everyone escapes like you.

    W*****s,i am up that way tomorrow.I’ll keep my eyes peeled.
    Best put some sidecutters in my camelbak :0(.
    I’ve been at the recieving end before on my mx bike,its not good.

    brakes
    Member

    where is the Beast?
    my Dad is a volunteer ranger round the Peak and might be interested in this.
    grid reference would be good.

    anus
    Member

    Steve peat posted it on his facebook page, thats got to be some decent publicity right there

    From Hope,straight on at Hope Cross,then turn R at next cross roads.
    About 1/2 a mile down the hill towards the bottom fire road at the source of Ladybower.

    brakes
    Member

    thanks lard

    brakes
    Member

    he’s going to follow it up tomorrow.

    treehugger35
    Member

    This sort of thing infuriates me! We have unts doing the same on our local trails all the time, and our guide in Les Arcs last year sliced his neck on some electric fence while which was tied accross a trail and he now has a massive scar! Isn’t the trail in question an official bike route?

    MoseyMTB
    Member

    Isn’t this attempted murder?! What else is a wire at neck height meant to achieve?

    What happens if these people are caught?

    Premier Icon mrelectric
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    All the contacts & publicity is great but the police have to take it be told. If they don’t take it seriously, it needs to be escalated until it is. You were lucky, but next time?

    antigee
    Member

    was the wire something that came from a nearby fence if not then i’d pint this out to police as if someone took wire with them then it would be a planned act rather than just some one losing their rag

    hora
    Member

    Will said traps make the Beast actually gnarly now? 😀

    Houns
    Member

    Hora, we all know you walk down it as it is 😛

    hora
    Member

    Walk? I SKIP – gnarly fast n fancy

    Houns
    Member

    You say skip, we say mince

    jesus thats a bit worrying – why on earth though, isnt the ‘beast’ a bridleway anyways?

    munrobiker
    Member

    Just because it’s a bridleway doesn’t mean that some people aren’t selfish vandals who hate sharing the countryside.

    hora
    Member

    Devils advocate- maybe a walker(s) had a close shave with some mtb’ers or MX riders and decided to ‘get even’?

    Premier Icon Pik n Mix
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    Even if they were knocked over wire at head height is slightly more than “getting even”

    smell_it
    Member

    Devils advocate- maybe a walker(s) had a close shave with some mtb’ers or MX riders and decided to ‘get even’?

    🙄 yeah, a car cut me up on my ride into work, so I’ve cut all the brake lines on all the vehicles in our car park. That’ll learn them. Nothing justifys putting wire across a trail, no matter how hard you try and troll.

    hora
    Member

    Fantastic anecdote. I’m not saying justifiable I’m saying motive.

    smell_it
    Member

    Still trying…..

    naffa
    Member

    Theres no excuse for that kind of action Hora. In my experience it would probably be a rambler though. Some of them get very territorial and aggressive even towards 1.5t of Landrover. 🙂

    Premier Icon BadlyWiredDog
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    This is the unhinged thing isn’t it. Why do people generally do unhinged things? Answer: because they’re basically unhinged. Why did Harold Shipman murder all those old biddies? People spend ages trying to think of a rational explanation, but fundamentally he was crackers. There is no sane reason to murder lots of elderly women.

    Whoever did this was most likely quietly nuts in their own way. Or, more charitably, too stupid to comprehend the potential consequences of their actions. Trying to explain their actions in terms of rationality is a waste of time ime.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Got to agree with the Dog here, seem these around the Chilterns and trying to work out why your form of enjoying the country side so upsets someone else so much that they set traps that include neck high wire is like trying to argue with a daffodil, report to the cops.

    Rogan Josh
    Member

    I’ve found a couple of planks if wood burried in mud and soul with 9″ nails sticking upwards between Grizedale and Hawkshead, supposedly to give punctures. Annoying as it is, and my mate ripped open a brand new tyre, it’s also somewhere I run and I shudder at the thought of two 9″ nails through a foot… Verging on permanent injury I’d say.

    dobiejessmo
    Member

    Someone did this years ago in the Forest Of Dean they made a mantrap dug a hole then covered it up with branches and leaves and mud.Mate came ripping down there and fell in hole split all is chin open loads of stitches.Now the same area is full of cyclist no hassle.So that nutter has disappeared thank goodness.

    Premier Icon simonbowns
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    I’d like to write this up for the Ride Sheffield site

    OP – can you email me (address in profile) as I’d like to chat more.

    Anyone else witnessed this, again – please get in touch.

    Cheers!
    Si

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Simon could you put up a small notice somewhere in the shop?

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