18/04/2018 at 9:04 am #73571
i recently joined the webpage and i have been building a bike after watching alot of the rallys from the atrc on you tube mainly smokin riders videos and iam wondering what are the essentiallys need to pertisaptate do i need a road book holder for the rallys and a ico trip meter ???? on the videos it seems alot of the rallys have waypointers like enduros leading you in the directions to go is this the case.22/04/2018 at 10:24 am #73629
Most of the atrc events are more like enduros with a single course, sometimes with harder ‘enduro loop’ deviations. So no roadbook required.
I think the only roadbook round on the calendar this year is keilder.
If your down south then you have the option of doing roadbook capers to get a feel for it.
There are also roadbook navigation events run out of sweet lamb in wales.23/04/2018 at 11:41 am #73633
As Graham says the ATRC does not require navigation gear and even at the Keilder the Road Book was just an option.
And although the Road Book capers have been down South so far – Cotswolds, Salisbury Plain, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire (although Tony Mudface did organise one up in the North East a while back) I am planning some more Midlands/northern events: Northamptonshire, Peak District, Lake District in the future for these you do need a road book and trip but the quipment can be borrowed for a try out
Full details here https://rallymoto.co.uk/cotswold-cappers-roadbook-fun-day/
23/04/2018 at 4:09 pm #73634
Best not take too long over the Lake District one. Since gaining World Heritage status I think days are numbered for trail riding in the National Park:(24/04/2018 at 9:02 am #73636
Bit of a storm in a tea cup that one! If you think about it logically they’d have to remove vehicles from the whole of the Lake district to achieve what they are claiming.
For information none of the UK National Parks even meet the UNESCO definition of a national park, largely because our parks are not remote, are not largely uninhabited and certainly not free from industry!
So a few un-tarmaced (and mostly sustainably surfaced) public highways being used by vehicles is not going to make any difference. UNESCO have effectively said as such, as has Cumbria County Council (who are the Highway Authority not the UN 😉 )
Interestingly The English Lake District is a CULTURAL World Heritage Site not a NATURAL one. So it was not designated solely because of its environment, which ultimately is largely man made anyway. Originally the fells would have been forested to their tops until man came along and cut them all down! Then sheep were introduced, dry stone walls built, mines and quarries dug and a whole raft of “unnatural” things done to create what we know as the Lake District today. It seems World Heritage Status has more to do with Wordsworth and Ruskin than with the landscape 🙂
Also of note is the fact that the UNESCO website makes much of the character of the Lakes being due to the agricultural system… I haven’t seen any attempt to ban the farmers and their tractors, land rovers and quads from the fells!
OK The Geographer is back in his box; rant over!
24/04/2018 at 5:11 pm #73639
I agree with what you say, but unfortunately a lot of the general public are not that well informed. Maybe it will all blow over, but public opinion has a lot of clout these days. Just in case I’m gonna get out and ride as much as I can, while I can! If you need any assistance doing the Lakes caper, let me know I’d be happy to help out.25/04/2018 at 11:34 am #73640
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