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Cumbria police in new off-road warning

Posted 23 September 2011
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Cumbria police in new off-road warning
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Those who like to climb on their mountain bikes and enjoy the fells of the northern part of the Lake District may on occasion have been disturbed by illegal off-road motorised vehicles, but police are seeking to put a stop to this.

Cumbria Constabulary has said that while the southern part of the national park has been an area where many cases of illegal off-roading have been recorded, it is also looking to clamp down on the northern area.

PC Chris Blain said action has already been taken when one group was spotted riding illegally.

"In the past two weeks, police officers have stopped riders in the Faulds Brow area of Caldbeck, who have been riding illegally and given words of advice," he stated.

The force has asked the public to contact it over any incidents they see.

Mountain bikers will themselves be keen to ensure they ride in permitted areas, but the northern lakes includes some custom-built tracks, such as the Altura and Quercus trails in the Whinlatter Forest Park.
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