Trail riding is motorcycle touring, similar in nature to pony trekking where the objective of the day is to enjoy the countryside via historic and almost forgotten highways, known as 'Green Lanes'. Trail riding allows people to get into the far reaches of the countryside away from traffic and its dangers.
It is a superb therapy for the stress of everyday living, outside of the claustrophobic constraints of a car. Because all these routes are legal carriageways, we make sure that our machines are legal too, with number plates, silencers, tax and insurance, just like any other road machine. The only difference is that our models are usually chosen for lightness and simplicity, and kitted out for rough going rather than motorway use!
There are several ways of doing this but they all depend upon you having the kit (road-legal bike, clothing, helmet, gloves etc) and the time. Firstly you should come to one of our meetings and introduce yourself. If you can't make it to a meeting then register on our forum. From there, you can arrange to come on a ride with us to see if you like the pastime of 'green laning'. Then you'll be expected to join the TRF.
The Cornwall group does not charge a local fee, the meetings are free (you buy your own beer though!) and the runs we organise are free too. As part of a nationwide organisation we can get to other parts of the country to go riding and be guided on the lanes by other TRF members.
The Trail Riders Fellowship fights to help us continue to ride the trails. We talk to local politicians, other countryside users, farmers and landowners to keep the lanes in Cornwall free for all to ride.
Feel free to explore this website and join our forum where there will always be someone to welcome you to the Cornwall TRF