Code of Conduct Devon Trail Riders Fellowship
USE ONLY VEHICULAR RIGHTS OF WAY
Trail riding is only lawful on public roads. If in doubt, check with the Highway Authority or the TRF. Motorcycles and riders must be road-legal. Green roads are subject to the same laws as surfaced roads.
KEEP TO THE DEFINED WAY ACROSS FARMLAND
Wheels can damage crops and grass. Wandering from the road onto farmland or moorland is trespassing.
GIVE WAY TO WALKERS, HORSES AND CYCLISTS
As a courtesy, on narrow lanes, stop and switch off engines.
ACKNOWLEDGE THE PRESENCE OF OTHER GREEN ROAD USERS
With a friendly wave or other suitable gesture.
FASTEN GATES TO SAFEGUARD STOCK
Except those tied open for farming purposes. An open gate invites animals to stray, endangering themselves, and crops or traffic.
TRAVEL AT A SAFE SPEED
Ride at a reasonable speed, taking regard of conditions and visibility. This should not exceed the voluntary maximum of 25mph.
Machines must be effectively silenced. Use the throttle with discretion, as noise does offend. Green roads are subject to the same laws as surfaced roads.
HONOUR THE COUNTRY CODE
Respect the countryside and those who live, work and play in it. Green roads can be valuable habitats, so take special care in spring and early summer.
Carry your membership card with you when trail riding - so that you may identify yourself as a current member of the TRF - and display a current membership sticker.