We have been working on an NEMT
mountain biking policy. There is plenty of advice for mountain
bikers and, if all bikers followed it, there would be no conflict. We
thought it useful to include the UK
Cycling code of conduct, which is set out below.
|Muddy trail on Strathfinella © C Lacy
UK Cycling Mountain biking code of conduct
With mountain biking an extremely popular pastime for many thousands of
cyclists, it's important for us all to remember and respect all other
users of the countryside whilst enjoying our vast network of trails. Here
we highlight a few key points to remember when you are out and about.
- Ride Responsibly Show respect for all other users and take care of the
- Leave No Trace Practice low-impact cycling to protect trails and avoid
wet and muddy trails. Keep to the line of existing trails, avoid
skidding and take your litter home.
- Control Your Bike Stay focussed, check your speed, and think about
- Always Give Way Let people know you are there. Pass wide and slow,
particularly with horse-riders and approach with caution on blind
corners and descents. Remember - Be Nice, Say Hi!
- Avoid Disturbing Animals Farm, pet and wild animals are startled by
sudden noise, be considerate.
- Always Plan Ahead Know your bike, your equipment, your ability and the
area, and wear appropriate safety gear, and helmet.
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