Rob Atkin wrote:
Well if Snowden is a poor choice then the Peaks should be a no-no too - much higher density of walkers than anywhere in Snowdonia, especially Mam Tor/Edale area. Isn't it still the busiest National Park in the UK?
Even with 10-15 riders (which I think we would struggle to get for such a ride) it'd be fine - we would be outside the peak time for walkers anyway (that's the whole point of the voluntary ban). In fact I think it'd be quite an event!
As far as I am aware though Rob, there isn't anywhere in the Peaks which is subject to an official voluntary ban.
The land owners and manager's around Snowdon are in a much stronger position should they wish to apply for a permanent ban on bikes using the BWs due to already having the voluntary ban in place.
Therefore I wouldn't recommend taking, or being part of, a large group of bikers up Snowdon at any time, regardless of whether it's a Retrobike ride or not.
I'm also often hesitant about taking, or being part of, large groups of bikers anywhere in the countryside. But you can minimise impact by having a clear group management strategy.
There is of course a lot less to consider with a smaller group, which is why I've already recommended it.
Anyway. Hey ho...