Spring 2018 Area Meetings
All members, local riders and friends are welcome at our Area Meetings. They are where we focus on problems that you have with your local hacking - and look for solutions. The notes of the autumn 2017 meetings were sent with the last Newsletter; copies will be available at each meeting.
Charnwood - Mon 23 April. 7.30pm at Bishop Beveridge Club, 22 South Street, Barrow on Soar, LE12 BLZ. At roundabout in centre of Barrow, take road for Sileby. The Club is on the right, just after a zebra crossing. There is parking for about 6 cars behind or beside the building or park opposite on the road. 01509 215619.
Hinckley & Bosworth - Tues 24 April. 7.30pm at Sutton Cheney Village Hall, Main St (near Hercules Revived pub) CV13 0AG. LRBA tel: 01509 215619.
Blaby & Harborough West - Mon 16 April. 7.30pm at Dalton Room at back of Blaby Social Centre (NOT the Civic Centre), Leicester Road, Blaby LE8 4GQ. Large car park. All local members of LRBA and BRRA invited. LRBA tel: 0116 247 8214.
Melton - Wed 16 May. 7.30pm the Green Room, Star Inn, The Green, Thrussington LE7 4UH. A new venue - on-street parking. LRBA tel: 01664 434120.
Harborough East - Tues 10 April. (for riders in Harborough east of the A6) 7.30pm at 6 Kendrick Drive, Oadby LE2 5RR. Courtesy of Mr & Mrs Benskin. Tel: 0116 271 9721 to give apologies or to get directions.
NW Leics - Wed 23 May. 7-9pm at Marlene Reid Centre, Belvoir St/ Melbourne St corner, Coalville LE67 3PH. Parking behind Centre or in Melbourne St. LRBA tel: 01283 760353.
Rutland - Mon 21 May. 7.30pm-10pm. Don Paddy's upstairs room. Market Place Uppingham LE15 9QH. LRBA tel: 01572 722329.
As you know, all off road horse riding routes not registered at present as bridleways or byways have to be added to the definitive map by 31st December 2025 or else they will be lost for ever! The Leicestershire Local Access Forum has set up a special committee to carry out the detailed historic research needed to prove registration and the LRBA Executive Committee have agreed to donate £300 per year from now until 2025 to help with the incidental expenses associated with this work. If you would like to be involved in this project, either by participating or by making a personal donation, please contact our Networks Officer, Vicky Allen firstname.lastname@example.org who will be delighted to hear from you.
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Association's Facebook Page
The Leicestershire and Rutland Bridleways Association Facebook group has grown to just under 200 members since its inception last October. You can join by going to the site and asking to join and this will then be approved by our moderator. (Don't use LRBA - that gets you to the Louisiana Rabbit Breeders Association.)
It's intended as a site to exchange info re the opening, closing or obstruction of local BWs and other ridden routes as soon as they occur. Also to give information about our Rides, reminders of Area Meetings, and of other LRBA events, such as our AGM.
BHS Riding Hat Standards
The only standards and years now acceptable, with the mark stipulated, are: PAS 015 1998 or 2011 and European VGI 01.040: 2014-12. Both with BSI Kitemark American ASTM Fl l63:2004a or 04a onwards, SEI marked. SNELL E2001 - Official SNELL mark – Australian / New Zealand: AS/NZS 3838: 2006 onwards. SAI Global marked.
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