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biggaygibbon
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B150 route

Post by biggaygibbon » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:22 am

So in terms of the route for this years group start I can either use the one I had ready for last year (the 2017 edition) or a revamped version that utilises some great singletrack that is also unfortunately footpath. In the past I have kept the route strictly on bridleway but it does miss out on some of the best riding in the SW.

What do peeps think?

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Re: B150 route

Post by lune ranger » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 am

Bridleway only please.
Whatever people's personal views on E&W access and RoW law is, I think an 'event' should be keeping off footpaths.
I realise that in itself is a bit of grey area as the law says no racing/timed riding/etc on bridleway. However there is only a few folk riding B150 and to the outside viewer we're not competing as such. Riding on footpaths on a BH weekend in an area such as NDevon and Exmoor is asking for conflict.
This is of course my own opinion...

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Re: B150 route

Post by lune ranger » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:32 am

Also. Thanks a lot for putting the time into organising the event Ben. :-bd

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Re: B150 route

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:38 am

Whatever people's personal views on E&W access and RoW law is, I think an 'event' should be keeping off footpaths.
I realise that in itself is a bit of grey area as the law says no racing/timed riding/etc on bridleway. However there is only a few folk riding B150 and to the outside viewer we're not competing as such. Riding on footpaths on a BH weekend in an area such as NDevon and Exmoor is asking for conflict.
i'm not riding but I completely agree.
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Re: B150 route

Post by whitestone » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:47 am

biggaygibbon wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:22 am
So in terms of the route for this years group start I can either use the one I had ready for last year (the 2017 edition) or a revamped version that utilises some great singletrack that is also unfortunately footpath. In the past I have kept the route strictly on bridleway but it does miss out on some of the best riding in the SW.

What do peeps think?
I think that for any public "event" the route should be legal. Riding cheeky stuff is fine if it's you and a couple of mates but publishing such a route is just opening yourself up to criticism and trouble. Also you and your mates might want to ride those footpaths again so if one of us off-comers messes it up for you ... If the landowner(s) gave permission in the way that they do for the Ard Rock event in Swaledale then by all means include it with the caveat that it's B150 weekend and riders only.
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Re: B150 route

Post by pete68 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:18 am

I'm riding and agree with the previous comments. Rather keep it fully legal for an event of any type.

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Re: B150 route

Post by jam bo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:48 am

I’d be interested in a copy of the route with the singletrack variants in please. Looking at doing it in the summer with some mates.

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