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Herts & North London TRF

See what we are doing now on https://www.facebook.com/groups/HertsTRF/

Click here for a short slide show presentation about Herts TRF

Last July's TRF trip to Stella Alpina - Europe's Highest Motorcycle meet

TRF trip to Stella Alpina – Europe’s Highest Motorcycle meet

Thank you for you interest in the TRF and in particular the Herts and North London group which I am proud to chair.  We are totally committed to trail and adventure riding. Herts group is the largest (& best :-) )group in the UK with over 300 active members.

We meet monthly to have a drink and chat over anything to do with trail riding. Getting advice from other members is one of the great benefits of being in the TRF helping you choose anything from a new bike, accessories, riding kit or what you should take with you when you ride. You will also find members are happy to pass-on the benefit of their experience to help you improve your riding and navigation skills. Have a chat with a few members, or via our Facebook page before major purchases such as a bike and tyres.

We ride all of Hertfordshire and the surrounding counties and other areas such as Devon, Peak District, Isle of Man and Wales. As well as riding in the UK we also travel abroad to ride. We ride a eclectic mix of bikes from gentle trail bikes to full on enduro bikes, quads to big heavy off roaders such as the GS1200. We ride all year round and sometimes at night. Whatever type of riding you want to do we can accommodate you. There are usually rides every week and at least 1 Beginners ride every month, starting from different points around the county. We have members of all ages, both male and female.

Road Conservation (RC) is the foremost concern of the TRF and we usually have 2 to 3 ongoing cases at anyone time with the TRF defending our members rights. Herts TRF are particularly strong on RC with a team of RC officers leading the way and pride ourselves on excellent relationships with the councils and other ROW (Rights of Way) groups whom we hold in respect. Contrary to misinformed opinion the number of rideable lanes is not falling. – several “new” lanes have been discovered and made useable for our members.

The TRF as a national organisation was founded in Hertfordshire with the inaugural meeting being held at the Valiant Trooper in Tring in 1970. Nationally in the UK the TRF use around 3000 miles of byways and green lanes of which 125 miles are right here in Hertfordshire and more across the wider North London area.

Our route leaders and sweepers are very experienced including ex police motorcyclists and enduro competition riders, which keeps our rides professional, steady, smooth and progressive. No one gets left behind on a ride… ever.

We look forward to seeing you on of our rides.

Regards

Mario Costa-Sa
Chairman Herts, Beds Bucks & North London TRF
Director National TRF

See what we are doing now on https://www.facebook.com/groups/HertsTRF/

Click here for a short slide show presentation about Herts TRF

Linkedin Group Trail Riders Fellowship

 

National TRF Site www.trf.org.uk

Free Events update – Non Herts TRF members can click below to get a free automatic monthly email update on the Herts & North London TRF:- http://eepurl.com/bdCnwT

Monthly local meeting 7:30PM the 2nd Weds of each month at Shire Park Social Club, Shire Park, Central Drive, Welwyn Garden City AL7 1GB. (The dates and location are subject to change and should be checked on Facebook).

NEW  ”What we do” videos for new & prospective members

1.     TRF on Bikechannel Sky & Virgin and YouTube  http://youtu.be/8iT9cTpslq8

2.    Harvest Lanes Video – See what you will shortly be doing here https://vimeo.com/76322205

3. See “Beginners Guide” page for short entertaining videos answering many “Beginners” questions.

New members questions and chat

New member and potential new member inquiries to Peter Rawl

Tel: 07958 506066……….email: join@hertstrf.org.uk

TRF Membership join online is here  http://www.trf.org.uk/membership/join-online.html

or if you are having trouble click & download the print & post printable_membership_form

We run a forum where any questions get a swift response at http://www.trf.org.uk/forum/ Don’t forget to state where you live and how you found the forum (eg via the hertstrf website).

Inclusivity

Events marked Beginners / non members/open to all riders are for anyone including non TRF and TRF members. All Beginners rides are free to non members unless clearly stated otherwise.

Regarding tyre choice, conditions can vary but beginners rides are achievable on road/dual use tyres with care and the route is selected with this in mind, however knobblies are always advised (take into consideration the weather). Please also see our code of conduct http://www.hertstrf.org.uk/herts-trf-code-of-conduct-run-safety-advice/

Ride fees & the Fighting Fund

Current Members – No ride fee for any TRF member on our area.

Join here http://www.trf.org.uk/membership/join-online.html

Non /Prospective TRF members

Main Beginners ride each month (normally 1st Saturday) - No fee for 1st visit however donations to fighting fund to keep byways open are appreciated.

Second beginners ride or those who cant make main ride and go on TRF members ride (£10 refundable from joining fee) Only 1st £10 is refundable toward membership fee ie. you cant go out 3x and ask for £30 member fee credit.

If you are a habitual freeloader to TRF rides don’t be surprised if you are politely sent home

All monies raised to go to straight to the fighting fund to pay for Rights of Way work and keep the lanes open.  We are looking at spending £40k on defending lanes this year in Herts alone.

We are an inclusive fellowship – everyone is welcome and we share everything – and no reasonable request from either a member or prospective member will be refused.

Credits

Big thanks again to Mike Brown for his work on creating and hosting this site and Trevor Judd & Peter  Rawl for his continuous work as webmaster & new joiners.  (webmaster@hertstrf.org.uk) and all the Herst TRF ride leaders & TRF officers