Safety warning for Ilkley Moor bikers

Ilkley Moor

11:54am 4th September 2015
(Updated 6:25pm 4th September 2015)

Countryside officers are asking mountain bikers who use Ilkley Moor to ride responsibly to avoid accidents. 

It comes after a recent collision involving a biker and a runner.

Bradford Council is also keen to reiterate its 'share with care' approach to multi-use areas such as Ilkley Moor.

The authority allows cyclists to use the area under the terms of a protocol which was agreed with mountain biking representatives and other interest groups such as walkers, runners and horse riders.

Countryside and Rights of Way Manager Danny Jackson said: "We allowed mountain biking on the Moor under the terms of the protocol, because we felt that it could accommodate this along with other uses, without conflict or damage.

"This has proven to be generally the case, but it is important, particularly for cycle riders, to observe the codes of conduct we set out and agreed, and to anticipate the presence of other users around corners or on blind spots."

Councillor Val Slater, Deputy Leader of Bradford Council, added: "We are keen for as many people as possible enjoy our beautiful outdoor spaces to the full.

"We don't want to change the policy allowing mountain biking on Ilkley Moor, but for the permission to continue, riders must behave responsibly and take care."

Tim Sellors, who helped to develop the protocol as a mountain biking representative, has also urged bikers to ride with care. 

He said: "We worked hard to get a workable agreement, but in order to keep it in place, we must make sure that accidents don't happen and everyone can use the area in safety."

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