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Organisers also involve the trail riders so that they can raise safety to acceptable standards.\nYou may wish to ask other Organisers how they got on with the trail riders.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"DefaultText\"\u003eContact Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF) members preferably via www.trf.org.uk and the ‘groups’ page (only active in England and Wales).\u0026nbsp; Otherwise try the TRF’s National Equestrian Events Liaison Officer - Mark Holland: tel. 01989 565 249.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIn return for helping we ask for:\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003cli\u003e\u0026nbsp;Acknowledgement, including website address and an entry in the event programm\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eInclude “Trail Riders Fellowship” in the facilities section in your ride description in the handbook, please mention the TRF in your ride information sent out to entrants.\u0026nbsp; Many find it reassuring to know that the TRF will be helping.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eIn appreciation that motorcycle trail riders and horse riders are both minority groups and both face being marginalise.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eYou to correct peoples’ misunderstandings and speak up for us - with other rights of way (RoW) users, with those who try to limit our access,\n \u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp; at your Local Access Forum, and also at public inquiries for byways.\u003c/li\u003e\u003cli\u003eAn agreed donation mainly for byways research and conservation - remembering that our helpers are unpaid volunteers\u003cstrong\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003cul\u003e \u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAbout the TRF:\u003c/strong\u003e \u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"DefaultText\"\u003eTRF members explore byways (un-sealed \u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eroads\u003c/span\u003e with public vehicular rights, some wrongly signed as “bridleway” or “footpath” - we do not ride on bridleways)\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e \u003cli class=\"Bullet1\"\u003efor recreation (\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003enot\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/em\u003e competition) and to enjoy the countryside, \u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"Bullet1\"\u003eriding in small groups using road-legal (usually \u0027trail\u0027) motorcycles and \u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"Bullet1\"\u003efollowing the TRF Code of Conduct – riding with responsibility and consideration for others.\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003cp\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp\u003eNote that all of the 120,000 miles of RoW are open to walkers, but only 29% are bridleways and a mere 3% are byways.\u0026nbsp; Foot traffic also has exclusive access to vast areas of ‘open access’.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTRF members work and campaign to protect and extend the byway network by:\u003c/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003edoing maintenance mainly to clear overgrowth and attend to neglected drainage systems\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003eresearching in the achives to support byway claims (‘Byway Open to All Traffic’ - vehicle, horse and foot traffic) on existing heritage highways.\u0026nbsp; Claims merely give these ways the protection of a present-day title, and they are then recorded usefully on Ordnance Survey maps for all to share\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003esupporting responsible enjoyment by people riding motorcycles - helping to prevent the greatest threats of overgrowth, obstruction, rubbish dumping, neglect, encroachment, illegal ploughing out of the carriageway and destruction of bounding hedges or walls\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003epushing to improve funding for RoW, and encouraging recognition of the vital enthusiasm of the vehicle users and the importance of byways for disabled peoples’ access to the heart of the countryside\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003esupporting existing and recent laws giving the Police powers to curb the irresponsible or simply ignorant minority who may ride illegally or cause problems\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003ehelping defra / Natural England and the Countryside Council for Wales to publicise access rights and responsibilities for all types of users\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003erecognising the motives of those opposing our enjoyment of byways\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003ecampaigning for correct signposting to reduce confusion\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003ehelping defra to sort out the utter mess they have made of highway law.\u0026nbsp; There is much mis-information about ‘Restricted Byways’ - many actually remain legally open to people with mechanically propelled vehicles.\u0026nbsp; Byways are vital safe links in the fragmented bridleway network open to horse-riders\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003eworking with the motoring organisations’ Land \u0026 Access Recreation Association (LARA - www.laragb.org) and Tread Lightly UK (see UK and other countries’ websites) to increase understanding of the issues.\u003c/li\u003e\u003c/ul\u003e\u003ch3\u003eKeen to have our help but uneasy about our enjoyment of byways?\u003c/h3\u003e\n\n\u003cul\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003eSome problems may be due to motorcyclists typically getting a bad press, perhaps arising from: \u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003eresidents/farmer/landowner groups opposing public access from the ‘top’ down by creating fear.\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003esome foot user groups selfishly lobbying for their own interests and creating an unpleasant image of all others\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003ethe media feeding on propaganda from vested interest groups.\u0026nbsp; Why do photographs of\u0026nbsp; “4x4 abuse” show no vehicles, while a close look shows the chevron tyre tracks of tractors?\u0026nbsp; They don\u0027t let facts spoil a good story!\u003c/li\u003e \u003cli class=\"sub\"\u003eHighway Authorities caving in to prejudice and vested interest - little wonder few follow Government advice on managing byways\u0026nbsp;\u003c/li\u003e \u003c/ul\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"sub\"\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\u003cp class=\"sub\"\u003eWe look forward to helping you \u003cem\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eand\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/em\u003e to having your support.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp class=\"sub\"\u003ePlease refer throughout the year to the Endurance GB website for any up-dates on working with motorcycle trail riders.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\n","ComponentCode":null,"ComponentData":null,"ComponentError":null,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"Height":0,"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"ImageCrop":null,"Filter":null,"Html":"\u003cdiv class=\"cms-image\"\u003e\u003c/div\u003e"}}],"PageURL":"https://egb.myclubhouse.co.uk/Cms/Spaces/TIPSANDARTICLES/Trail+Riders+Fellowship?version=1","AllVersions":[{"ID":522,"Name":"v1 - Trail Riders Fellowship - John Hudson - 23/12/2019 00:01"}],"Comments":[],"UpdatedComments":[],"Spaces":[],"IsWatching":false,"LastViewTime":null,"CanEdit":false,"CanPublish":false,"CanComment":false,"CanReadComments":false,"CanModerateComments":false,"CanLike":false,"CanWatch":false}