It's one of the most often voiced problems in the off-road riding world: 'there's just nowhere to ride these days'.
Well this is your chance to influnce the decision over a proposed new site near Yarwell, Peterborough, which is in the final stages of council approval to open as a new off-road centre for motorcycles, mountain bikes and 4x4s.
But they need your support – urgently – as the council (East Northamptonshire Council) has asked the operators to demonstrate that there is an appetite for this sort of facility amongst the general public. Supportive submissions need to be made immediately, as the proposed cut-off is Friday October 20.
The proposal plans include an off-road motorcycle track as well as tracks for mountain bikes and 4x4s, and non-vehiclular events like mud running and corporate events days. It will be fully serviced site, including jet wash facilities, a café and organisers office, plus toilets, and first aid and paramedic cover. It will be fully staffed and marshalled for all activities.
The venue is already established, so this isn't a green-field site, but the planning application recognises the desire to turn this into a dramatically more professional facility, for the benefit of all users.
To show your support and view the application you can head to the council's planning website, but the easier route is to fill in a quick and simple form set up by local cycle blogger The Brighter Cyclist, in order to show your support.