This is an archived press release
Wednesday 22 August 2018
The West Yorkshire Lane Riders group will be undertaking a 100 mile fundraising motorcycle ride on 8 September 2018. This includes off-road, unsurfaced routes, sometimes known as ‘green lanes’ within the Peak District National Park.
As part of this event, the group have requested access to three routes that are currently closed under Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO).
The route closures have been in place for up to four years (ranging from 2014 to 2017). The Chapel Gate route has been closed by Derbyshire County Council (DCC) for repairs, and is not suitable for traffic.
The total length of these three routes is around 4.8 miles – less than 5% of the overall proposed route of the fundraising ride.
These are long-standing closures – not imposed specifically for this event – and there are no other route restrictions on the group undertaking the fundraising ride.
A number of other routes remain available to the group and includes routes that may be legally used by motorised vehicles, carriage drivers, horse riders, cyclists and walkers.
The Peak District National Park Authority is not stopping this overall event taking place.
We wish the West Yorkshire Lane Riders every success in their fundraising event, which will still take place in a number of areas within the Peak District National Park.
Q. Where can I find out more information about off road vehicle use in the Peak District National Park?
Q. What is a TRO?
A. Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) have been made to prohibit motor vehicles on a number of unsurfaced routes within the Peak District National Park on grounds of amenity, natural beauty, recreation, the study of nature and character of the route.