ASPLEY WOODS / RUSHMERE & OAK WOOD
As Team MK members please ensure you adhere to the following cycle permit conditions.
The permits are for recognised members of the named Club only and are valid only when used in conjunction with that Club’s insurance.
The permit holder shall be responsible for ensuring that all club members are adequately covered by insurance for use of the permissive cycle routes including public liability indemnity of at least £2,000,000. A valid Insurance Certificate must accompany an application for a permit.
Cyclists must give way to all other users of the wood, including horses and walkers on all routes including permissive cycle routes and at all times follow any instructions given by Greensand Trust staff. Do not put any other user in any danger. Be considerate of other users especially where the permissive cycle routes cross public footpaths and permissive horse routes and on the approaches to the wood where tracks pass private residences.
The permit holder shall keep to designated permissive cycle routes and public bridleways within Rushmere and Oak Wood as shown by directions in the wood and/or marked on the official map.
The permit holder shall refrain from carrying out any digging or construction of jumps, or alterations of any kind to the routes without the prior consent of the Greensand Trust.
The permit holder shall clearly display a valid permit card at all times whilst using the permissive routes. Persistent failure to display a valid permit card may result in the withdrawal of the permit. Should your permit card be lost or mislaid inform Rushmere Visitor Centre. There will be a charge of £3.00 for replacement of lost permit cards.
The permit holder shall reimburse the land owner in respect of any damage (other than normal wear and tear of routes as a result of normal use under this permit) caused to the land, or any property on the land, by himself/herself or the bicycle.
Before cycling in the Woods, riders should ensure that the route is safe, they have the necessary skills and they are wearing helmets and other appropriate safety equipment. All cyclists ride at their own risk.
Over the last 12 months there have been a couple of instances where users of the woods have injured themselves whilst riding or running and have been unable to raise the alarm as they haven’t had anyone with them or a mobile phone. Just by chance they’ve been found by other riders/runners, but obviously this isn’t something that can be relied upon.
It’s common sense really, but anyone using the woods or country parks should ensure that if they’re on their own then they should carry a mobile phone with them and let some one know where they are going and how long they’re likely to be.