Tickets for off-roaders

Four off-road motorcyclists have been given £60 penalty tickets after they were found riding along High Rake, a restricted Peak District byway.

PC Kevin Lowe, coordinator of Operation Blackbrook, a partnership set up to reduce the impact of irresponsible off-roading, said: “I would encourage all riders or drivers who wish to experience driving approved Byways Open To All Traffic to join an approved club such as the Green Lane Association or The Trail Riders Fellowship.”

More information on legal and responsible off-roading can be found at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/vehicles or www.trailwise.org.