Greenlaning is often controversial and responsible greenlaners find their hobby blighted by an irresponsible minority within the scene. Nowhere is this more true than the Peak District National Park where irresponsible use of some lanes leads to all greenlaners being vilified. However, writing in The Observer of Sunday March 21, Roy Hattersley brings the subject back to the top of the agenda. Roy Hattersley is a Guardian columnist. He served in Jim Callaghan's cabinet and later became deputy leader of the Labour party. His writing on greenlanes comes after decisions made under the provisions of the recent NERC Act.
Sadly the emotive language and references to 'super-charged Land Rovers' and lanes 'opened up to Land Rovers and Harley-Davidsons' adds little in the way of accuracy or balance to any fair debate. I ask you, for example, have you ever seen a Harley-Davidson on a Derbyshire greenlane?
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