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Foot and Mouth

Discussion in 'Mountain Biking, Trials and BMX' started by Tim Bennet., 3 Aug 2007.

  1. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    Time to buy a road bike. Foot and Mouth's back!

    Last time there was an outbreak, we 'postponed' an event scheduled for the first weekend 'for a few days' until they got the outbreak under control. Finally got to run it several years later.

    Can't help feeling pretty pessimistic this evening. How long till they close all the bridleways - if not officially then by farmers taking the law into their own hands?
     
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    anyone know where gp4000s tyres are being sold cheap?
     
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    Remember to wash your feet in lemon juice when you come in from the woods Steve.

    This is potentially a right bugger. Most of my riding is on the road nowadays but living in the countryside means it affects everything else. Hope it's nothing like last time.:rolleyes:
     
  4. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    I live just outside the 3km "protection zone" and within the 10km "surveillance zone". I've checked the Defra map and my XC ride today should be all right - I hope. Brings back bad memories doesn't it? :rolleyes:
     
  5. thejonesy

    thejonesy New Member

    Location:
    In a house
    Countryside is still open, footpaths and bridleways etc shouldn't be shut unless there is a specific threat or it's inside a protection zone.
    Get it while you can!
     
  6. Foghat

    Foghat Veteran

    Well hopefully northern Scotland will stay free and open - off to tackle some interesting scrambles in Torridon, Skye, Assynt etc soon.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    The Isle of Man has already closed all its rights of way and there is increasing clammer round here from the farmers to close everything down 'as a precaution'.

    I'm holding my breadth.
     
  8. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    I hope they don't do anything before SITS ;)
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    I think there is going to be a big battle between those who want to close the countryside down and those who think that the devastation reeked last time by the intransigence of the farming community on the more important contributors to the rural community, mustn't be repeated.

    But when the farmers can call on this sort of contribution from one of their own (from the BBC website), at least we know they haven't got logic on their side!

    It's good to know in La-La land the deer are not only literate, but public spirited enough to heed the closures on reading the DEFRA notices.