Download the Freerider’s essential companion, the ‘official’ Forestry Commission approved Mountainboarder’s Code of Conduct…
In the early noughties, WX founder and remolitionary Fayjay was minding his own business de-padding in the car park after another successful days riding, when he was accosted by one the local Forestry Commission rangers. He was none too happy that he had been mountainboarding in their woods. Something which Fayjay had been doing for over a year at the time and the spot itself was well on the radar for other riders in the area. Well, after a brief discussion the ranger was taking the line that all mountainboarding in the woods was prohibited.
This is a fairly common situation riding crews have found themselves in, if you have been unlucky you may have run in to someone who wanted to stop you riding. Before you have even been given chance to explain what you are doing.
The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain’s forests and woodlands.
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The Forestry Commission deliver practical programmes to make sure that, as communities and individuals, we can get the most from our forests and woodlands.
The Forestry Commission are constantly looking for ways to share their knowledge, plan activities and develop new initiatives to provide benefits for the economy and for our health and wellbeing.
They work with a whole range of partners from private sector landowners to sports clubs, local communities to national businesses, on a whole host of recreation, regeneration and educational schemes.
Their responsibilities span research, commercial timber production, sustainability programmes and policy, as well as learning and leisure.
The Forestry Commissions’ goal is always to ensure that, at a practical level, Britain can use its forests to contribute positively to as many of the nation’s needs as they can while sustaining this great resource for the future.
Also, when riding your mountainboard out and about generally ( ie not on Forestry Commission land ), common sense says follow the Country Code :
Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
Leave gates and property as you find them
Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
Keep dogs under close control
Consider other people
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