Safety Awareness Event.
LRBA are holding a Road Safety Awareness Ride on Sunday 14 April. Two groups of up to eight invited riders and horses will ride on South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire roads regularly ridden by local members. They may be accompanied by walkers and cyclists. Participation is by invitation only as this is a pilot ride to see how this event is perceived and whether it is effective in educating motorists about behaviour towards horses on the roads. Two Police Officers from Derbyshire Police will be at the venue in Overseal, Derbyshire and we hope to have at least one Leicestershire Police Officer riding as a civilian.
Canal & Riverside Trust (CRT)
Following correspondence with the Canal & Riverside Trust (CRT) the National Federation of Bridleways Associations need those who ride any canal towpath to contact them, especially those on the Leeds/Liverpool canal. Information that they need is:
• Canal name
• Stretch ridden
• Is it a statutory bridleway, concessionary or de facto access?
• How long have you ridden this towpath
• Do you have any knowledge of verified incidents of user conflict?
Please do not dally. They want to strike whilst the iron is hot ... but remember, Canal access was sought by LRBA in the past but without success so don't raise your hopes too high! Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on: 07817 725976
Rutland Bridleway Temporary Closure
Bridleway E184 from the top of the Wisp to where it joins Bridleway C87 from Braunston to Cottage Farm, Withcote, will be closed from 18th March to 16th April to enable culvert works to be carried out. To see the route of the bridleway, please click here.
There was a debate in Parliament on the 5th November about the new Highway Code. We featured the BHS request to write to MPs asking that horses be included as vulnerable road users and that the BHS campaign - Slow or Dead Slow - be incorporated into the new Highway Code. To view a PDF report from Hansard of the debate, please click here.
As you know, all off road horse riding routes not registered at present as bridleways or byways have to be added to the definitive map by 31st December 2025 or else they will be lost for ever! The Leicestershire Local Access Forum has set up a special committee to carry out the detailed historic research needed to prove registration and the LRBA Executive Committee have agreed to donate £300 per year from now until 2025 to help with the incidental expenses associated with this work. If you would like to be involved in this project, either by participating or by making a personal donation, please contact our Networks Officer, Vicky Allen email@example.com who will be delighted to hear from you.
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