Trail clo­sures

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Land ac­cess is a big prob­lem for off-road mo­tor­cy­clists and it’s not a new thing. The press of the Six­ties and even ear­lier were re­port­ing ac­cess and rights of way is­sues as mo­torised ve­hi­cles were be­ing re­stricted from var­i­ous un­metalled roads. The lat­est area to close a road is the Peak District Na­tional Park where a traf­fic reg­u­la­tion or­der has been placed on the route known as Wash­gate. It came into force on July 21, 2017 and ac­cord­ing to the let­ter we re­ceived there is no right of ap­peal to this or­der, though the let­ter also states an ap­pli­ca­tion may be made to the High Court if it is con­sid­ered this or­der has not been validly made. There are a num­ber of ex­cep­tions to the or­der, two be­ing le­git­i­mate use of the route for the Bem­rose and Re­liance Tri­als. In­ter­ested par­ties can view the records of this de­ci­sion at www.peakdis­trict.gov.uk/tros

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