Public opinions sought in Dartmoor cycling consultation

The public’s views are being sought by the National Park as it prepares to create a cycling code of conduct

Dartmoor National Park Authority says that it wants to develop a basic set of principles for both on and off road riding in the 368 sq. miles of moorland in south Devon.

As detailed in the Dartmoor Commons Act 1985, cycling on open moorland or common land is prohibited unless it is on one of the 350 kilometres of bridleways or byways. There is also a network of designated cycle routes in the National Park.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.