Ok... so this post is going out to ANYONE who uses the common, Walkers and ramblers, cyclists and motorbikers, 4x4 owners, horse riders and friends.
It seems that the land owner is intent on blocking access to the lane as you can see from most of the photos here. Unfortunately this sort of thing happens in stages. Access gets blocked, the lane is used less and less for travel and pleasure, and then an application is made to close the public right of way for access becoming a private road.
Currently walkers and cyclists have access to 98% of the tracks and trails in the UK, bridleways are fast diminishing and Byways open to all traffic for vehicular use are even more scarce.
I think it is time to take matters a little more seriously as there is one individual who thinks that they can flout the law in such an obvious and obnoxious way and spoil the countryside for people who use it for pleasure and in some cases business.
Bonkas4x4 is organising an event on the 23rd (this coming sunday) and we would like to see ANYONE and EVERYONE out with us walking, cycling, Trail riding (bikes and horses) on this.
The location we are meeting will be in the B+Q pontypridd carpark at 10am on sunday, but you are welcome to meet us on the lane shortly thereafter.
We need as MANY people as possible taking photos of any issues, viewing and witnessing any issues and then getting the photos online..
Tell your friends, tell their friends, if you walk, ride, mountain bike, offroad bike, own a 4x4 or horse then please post in here with some details and join us on sunday.
Please note: because this is a LEGAL road any offroad vehicles need to be legal, taxed, tested and insured. There may well be police checks so be careful and sensible (it makes the cause look bad if they are impounding vehicles etc).
I would say however if you are walking don't leave your car on the car park as there is a 2 hour limit before they fine.
If you need any more information, then please feel free to post here and/or ask me..
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