The Trail Riders Fellowship

Conserving Green Roads for public exploration and enjoyment for over 50 years

The Trail Riders Fellowship (TRF) was founded in 1970 in response to the latest legislation which reduced the public's access on roads throughout the countryside.

Since then, it has maintained a vigil against a series of sustained attempts by anti-public access activists to further reduce the public’s access, including that of motorcyclists, on the Green (unsealed) and minor road network.

The organisation promotes responsible and sustainable motorcycling on the Green Road Network. It works with DEFRA, DfT, other user and access groups like the BHS, Cycling UK, the Open Spaces Society, Land Access and Recreation Association and the Green Lane Association in protecting public access and co-ordinating management projects.

Considered the leading authority on motorcycling in this area, it is the only motorcycling organisation which regularly litigates on behalf of the public to defend their right to use the Green Road Network. In the last ten years the non-for-profit organisation has spent almost £2m defending the rights of motorcyclists.

The TRF membership continues to grow and now has over 9,000 members throughout England and Wales organised into over 40 local groups.

Our Vision

The Green Road Network is substantially improved and protected as a national asset for the benefit of public access, where Trail Riding is enjoyed, respected and valued.

Our Mission

The TRF is recognised and appreciated as the leading authority on motorcycling on Green Roads.

The TRF are members of, or partners, with the following organisations


National Motorcycle Council

The National Motorcyclists Council (NMC) is a coalition of motorcycling representative organisations, which works together on commonly held positions about issues where motorcyclists seek to change or influence government policy. It also researches issues to both inform campaigning and support the individual work of its members.


Auto Cycle Union

The Auto Cycle Union (ACU) is the No.1 organisation for all forms of motorcycle sport in the UK with 550 clubs organising over 3,000 events each year. Formed in 1903, the ACU has a long tradition in the world of motorcycle sport being a founder member of the world governing body, the Federation Internationale Motocyclisme (FIM).


Motorcycle Industry Association

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) represents in excess of 90% of the supply side of the industry; the manufacturers and importers of Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) and other L-Category vehicles, accessory and component suppliers and companies providing associated services.


Sports & Recreational Alliance

The Sports & Recreational Alliance (SRA) brings together the sport and recreation sector and supports members to tackle the challenges and take advantage of opportunities. They provide a voice for the sector with Government, policy makers and the media. It helps get the nation active at the grassroots by providing advice, support and guidance.


Land Access and Recreational Association

Land Access and Recreation Association (LARA) is an umbrella organisation and forum that brings together the leading national associations in motor sport and recreation. LARA promotes and advocates responsible and sustainable motor sport and recreation, and offers advice and training on all aspects of land use.

Join 9,000+ riders actively conserving Green Roads for all to enjoy today.

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