New Manton Ride; 23rd September 2017. This new short morning ride of 6 or 8 miles takes you through a different area of the Rutland Water Estate from that of the Hambleton Ride. For the first time it features the walking and cycle track from the Egleton Bird Watching Centre to Sounding Bridge, giving a unique opportunity to ride past the new lagoons. It also takes in the small, mainly thatched, picturesque village of Brooke and the site of the deserted plague village of Martinsthorpe.
The ride starts at Manton and finishes along the new E358 Bridleway bypassing the dangerous route under Sounding Bridge on the A6003 (which LRBA was instrumental in creating) and past the famed Horse and Jockey pub. Entries to Roger Linford, Hawthorn House, Braunston Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8UH with a stamped addressed envelope, entry form and cheque. Phone 07599 754475; email email@example.com.
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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