Not a lot of action on this thread so far, but I want to keep it in the line of sight for all of us who ride 'cos the tide is coming in, however slowly it may seem where you are.
If you meet someone, & it gets talked about, post the discussion here
If you see something happening somewhere post it here again
good & bad, inform us all, if its not good, we'll lend our support, if it is good, then pass it on so those who may seem to be loosing out can try to use your gain as leverage to help in their fight.
If you live in an area that is loosing places to ride, try to put together some info on what has happened in the last 5-10 years, what is the land being used for now,who owns it, what other groups have lost out?
If an area is NOT built out, NOT set aside as a nature reserve, NOT being farmed then lets look at it & see if there are ways that access could be opened up.
Regardless of weather it is private or public land, access can be granted if the right approach is taken & sufficient "encouragement" can be bought to bear by as many interest groups as possible, working together.
Think about it