What do you get for your TRF membership?
Actively fighting restrictions now and in the future.
Trail riding is being targeted from every direction and the TRF pledges to pro-actively fight the Government, Local Authorities and the ANTI's on each and every occasion that arises. The TRF is the only off tarmac user group which is recognised as being an authoritative and responsible face of trail riding and the only voice that stands any chance of being listened to.
Almost on a daily basis we are becoming aware of more and more local issues being raised to try and ban us from the countryside and such issues must be countered by the TRF at every level. Campaigns are led and supported to maintain our right to ride the surfaced and un-surfaced roads across England and Wales. Campaigns are in place to oppose any restrictions to available routes, to re-open closed routes and deal with obstructions.
Support structure to protect our members
The TRF provides a support structure to our members by way of assistance to any member facing prosecution or being challenged when riding legal routes. A great many years of experience and some of the countries leading Rights of Way experts are always available to provide support and advice to members. It is becoming more and more difficult to identify legal routes and attempted prosecutions will become more frequent as time goes on.
Where to ride
Members can receive maps and guides, from their local groups, on routes to ride, and join led ride-outs on a regular basis. Many members use and share both mapped routes and GPS routes, and have a wide knowledge of the legal trails around the country, which is more important now than it's ever previously been. Members have access to knowledge on the status of different routes on the map, and advice on different types of routes and their suitability.
Meet people to ride and socialise with
The structure of the TRF is National, and so there will be fellow riders to meet and ride within your area. The TRF introduces like minded people to each other and provides a club environment for people from all walks of life.
'TRAIL' magazine, members website and forum
You will receive 12 issues of the TRF's TRAIL Magazine containing useful information, letters, articles, ride reports, equipment tests, competitions, features and stories, classified sales, and useful contacts.
You will have free access to the TRF Members area of the Website, with useful information and downloadable files. There is a national forum with discussions across a wide range of subjects plus the facility to contact members across the country to arrange rides, guides, routes and maps. Prompt notification of important issues that affect TRF members is standard.
For joining and further information please visit here http://www.trf.org.uk