Advocacy files – Peak Bike Code

A concise, postcard-sized code of conduct for mountain bikers.

BRIEF HISTORY
Owing to pressure from a number of local land managers and from within the mountain biking community, it was felt a concise code of conduct should be produced. Working with Danny Udall of the Eastern Moors partnership and John Coefield of mountain bike guidebook specialists Vertebrate Publishing – and after numerous drafts – a list of four suggestions for responsible riding was produced.
Peak Bike Code postcard

WORK DONE
Bouncing ideas between a land manager, a publisher and advocacy volunteers ensured that the wording was clear, non-judgemental and positive.

LESSONS LEARNED
– If you want mountain bikers to listen, don’t preach to them
– Keep it concise

REVIEW
The Peak Bike Code is widely accepted in the Peak District, particularly by the EMP, Sheffield Moors Partnership and Peak District National Park Authority.