A current UK government consultation into the vehicular use of green lanes and even the TET could see motorcycles banned from such routes. MCN writes:
Riders are being urged to respond to a consultation on the green road network that could be used to ban bikes vehicles from unsealed and minor tarmac roads.
The Government has begun the exercise on the back of the ‘Landscapes Review’ into National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty which includes questions on whether there should be legislation to restrict recreational motor vehicles on unsealed and unclassified roads.
Those who oppose vehicles on unsealed roads often complain of damage, trespass and anti-social behaviour. But experience shows that prohibiting vehicular access does nothing to deter those who damage green roads and surrounding land.