Trail Riding

Think of it as rambling, mountain biking or horse riding – just on motorcycles!

New to Trail Riding?


Start at the beginning

The first thing you need to know is that Trail Riding is awesome and you’ll wonder why you never started years ago! You’ll no doubt be full of questions, so let’s have a go at answering some of them.


Coming to terms with Trail Riding

The world of Trail Riding and Green Roads has a bewildering array of terms and acronyms which can be confusing when all you want to do is ride your bike! Let’s get you up to speed


Sharing the trail

We are lucky to be blessed with the fantastic countryside we have – it’s a special place that Trail Riders share with others. Lets take a look at some of what you will meet on your travels.


Be an ambassador for Trail Riding

Part of the enjoyment of the countryside is sharing it with others and the TRF has developed its Code of Conduct to provide guidance on how Trail Riders can make the most of these encounters

Green road guardians

It's not just about the enjoyment of riding Green Roads, it's about conserving them too, including supporting under-resourced and under-funded authorities with hands-on work.

Join 9,000+ members actively riding and conserving the Green Roads Network

Let us tell you more...

Whether you are interested in participating or are just interested in learning more about this historic pastime – or simply learn more about the TRF – we've got you covered!

About Trail Riding...

Trail Riding began over 100 years ago – before modern sealed roads were even invented! Since then the pastime has stayed true to its roots of exploring and enjoying the countryside.

About Trail Riders...

Trail Riders’ love of the countryside means they want to experience as much of it as possible in the little spare time they have available – so they explore and embrace it by motorcycle.

About the TRF

Founded in 1970, the Trail Riders Fellowship has been conserving Green Roads for public enjoyment for over 50 years. 8000+ members across 40+ groups in England and Wales.

Green Road Map

Providing clarity for public access

The benefits of trail riding

Trail Riding brings benefits to riders, businesses, communities, other user groups and local and national economies alike.

For communities

The value of Trail Riding and the TRF should not be measured in economic value alone. There is a wider social value that goes way beyond the economics.


For the economy

Millions of pounds are spent each year by trail riders supporting local businesses such as cafés, shops, bed and breakfasts… The motorcycle industry itself employs and supports more than 70,000 people 


For health

Trail Riding, being an active recreation taking place in the countryside, has significant physical and mental health benefits for those who participate in this historic pastime…