One of the appeals of trail riding is the ability to cover large areas of beautiful, remote countryside in a day or weekend. Trail riders use their bikes for adventure, to experience the rugged beauty of England and Wales often not accessed by other means of transport.
Rural business in these remote areas are reliant on visitor spend and trail riders form an important and valuable contribution to their economy.
Nationally it is estimated that 10,000 riders are actively riding throughout the year, each person purchasing, owning, maintaining at least one bike and associated equipment.
The following stories help explore the contribution that Trail Riding makes to the UK economy.