Sustainability of green roads

We promote a positive image of trail riders, and many of the local people we encounter frequently are friendly to us. Trail riding has become considerably more popular during recent years; just at the same time as new laws have substantially reduced the green road network in many parts of the country. We are lucky here in Mid Wales that most of the green lanes we ride are unclassified council roads and have not been affected (yet). We are concerned to maintain a future for trail riding and it is important that you ride with courtesy and consideration.

Please make sure everyone in your group are happy to abide by our Terms and Conditions. Please feel free to email or phone 01686 430522 if you have any questions.

If you want a challenging day without roadwork, please see the offroad page for details of competitive events and offroad riding in our area.

Breakdowns or accidents

If your bike breaks down, we will do our best to help you fix it. If it cannot be fixed, we will normally be able to arrange pick up of bike and rider. If you have booked more than one day and your bike can’t be repaired, you may be able to hire one of our bikes. Price will be proportional to our usual rate, less the fee you have already paid. Likewise, if you have an accident and cannot ride any further, but do not require emergency services, if possible, we will pick you and your bike up, and take you to hospital or to your accommodation. Please note that this service is not always available if both Colin and Marianne are out riding.

NOISY BIKES!

IMPORTANT!

Your bike must not be excessively noisy. Many of the unsurfaced roads go through farms and beside rural dwellings, and to ensure continued use it is important that we are considerate. Trail bikes with standard silencers and most enduro bikes with standard exhausts and silencers are OK. If you want advice, please email or phone 01686 430522.

Other Things to Consider

Although our area has great scenery and good variety, there are a lot of gates which need opening and closing (about a hundred on a typical day.) There may also be some long stretches of tarmac road which cannot be avoided. We usually go to a cafe for lunch. Most of our routes pass petrol stations in conjunction with the lunch time stop. If you ride a bike with a range of less than 60 miles, please let us know so that we can make plans for your refuelling. Please note that we do not guide riders on converted motocrossers, as they are not suitable for trail riding.


© Colin and Marianne Walford
Trail Rides Wales