Trails for Wales – it’s bad news.

The Welsh Government has stated that it will not be proceeding with significant access reform following its recent consultation on the issue. We at OpenMTB are both deeply disappointed and somewhat perplexed, as the public consultation carried out last year was overwhelmingly in favour of the administration’s own suggestion of creating single-status rights-of-way – effectively … Read more

Trails for Wales: Three things you can still do

So we’re in the final furlong, the Welsh Government consultation on its proposals to dramatically widen countryside access closes tomorrow (Saturday, 30 September). If you like the idea of riding officially on the majority of Welsh footpaths then there are still things you can do to help make it happen, even if you’ve already responded. … Read more

Trails for Wales: Colin Down (Flattyres-MTB)

If you’ve ever searched online for MTB routes in Wales then you’ll most likely be familiar with Flattyres-MTB, a virtual tresaure trove of route ideas with pictures, turn-by-turn directions and GPX files. The man behind the site is Colin Down from Mold, in the north east corner of Wales – and he’s agreed to answer … Read more

Trails for Wales: It’s Time to Act

In 2015 the Welsh Government consulted with the general public on the possibility of reforming access to the countryside – and a campaign by OpenMTB and Cycling UK saw more than 4,000 cyclists send messages of support for increased access, a stunning result considering there were fewer than 5,800 responses in total. The Welsh Government … Read more