Autumn Area Meeting Dates
Area Meetings are open to all, so bring your friends with you. It's your opportunity to work out if that nagging little problem should be reported, to learn what others have done in similar situations, or if you need to 'get tough' and report it. If so, to whom? I look forward to meeting lots of you and, if you can't get to your local meeting because it's on the wrong night or in the wrong place, feel free to come to any convenient meeting.
At our Hinckley & Bosworth and NW Leicestershire meetings we will be hoping to get members (and their friends) to fill in User Evidence Forms to claim two BWs through HELP OUT MILL on the R. Sence, the boundary between the two Areas. If you have ridden through the Mill to the Odstone to Newton Burgoland road or, better still, from Heather to the Mill before the quarry opened, and have not yet filled in the forms, please come to one of the meetings AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS. We want lots of evidence so that we can get these two routes re-opened to riders as soon as possible.
Please use the tel. no given to ask for directions, give your apologies or inform us of issues that need discussing. Or use the email below.
Charnwood - Monday 25th September 7.30pm at Bishop Beveridge Club, 22 South Street, Barrow on Soar, LE12 8LZ. At roundabout in centre of Barrow, take road for Sileby. The Club is on R 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 - Tuesday 26th September 7.30pm at Sutton Cheney Village Hall, Main St (near Hercules Revived pub) CV13 OA. See info above: 01509 215619.
Blaby & Harborough West - (of A6) Monday 2nd October 7.30pm at Dalton Room at back of Slaby 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 - Wednesday 11th October 7.30pm at Sycamore Farm Cottage, Harby, LE14 4DB, courtesy of Jean Stanley Drive opposite RES Tractors sign on Harby-Eastwell road 01949 860640.
Harborough East - (of A6) Tuesdat 17th October, 7.30pm at Goodwins- formerly the Horse & Hounds (or Tea Pot Cafe) - Glen Rise, Gt Glen. 400m from A6 - leave at rdbt signed Glen Rise. LRBA tel: 0116 271 4810.
NW Leics Thursday 19th October 7-9pm at Marlene Reid Centre, Belvoir St/Melbourne St corner, Coalville LE67 3PH. Parking behind Centre or in Melbourne Street. LRBA tel: 01283 760353.
Rutland Monday 23rd October 7.30-10pm. 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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