We reported on the 29th of November
that the Wharncouver area of trails at Sheffield's popular Wharncliffe riding spot were at risk of destruction. Local trail advocacy groups launched a petition
that received over 24,000 signatures to help persuade the Forestry Commission to change their proposed course of action and keep the trails in the area. Unfortunately, it has come to light that the trails in this area have been destroyed or partially destroyed by the Forestry Commission.
We reached out to the Founder & President of Ride Sheffield
Henry Norman for comment:
Although this is sad news for the riding community in the area, Henry is hopeful that new discussions with the Forestry Commission can yield positive results. It is also worth noting that the majority of the trails in Wharncliffe have remained untouched and their future isn't under threat from destruction.
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