Firstly thank you for you interest in the TRF and in particular the Herts group which I am proud to chair.
The Herts TRF group is a local group of TRF members working together to help maintain and preserve access to the local green roads throughout the counties of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. We are setup as a not of profit organisation with an affiliation to the national Trail Riders Fellowship.
We are totally committed to trail and adventure riding. Herts group is the largest TRF group in the UK with over 350 active members. Getting advice from other members is one of the great benefits of being in the TRF helping you to 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 as well 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 enduro bikes, quads to large adventure bikes 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 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 road conservation with a team of 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 pub in Tring back 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 and include ex police motorcyclists and enduro competition riders, which helps to keep our rides well managed and professional. No one gets left behind on a TRF ride… ever.
We look forward to seeing you on one of our rides soon.
Chairman Hertfordshire TRF
All monies raised go straight to the local fighting fund to pay for Rights of Way work and helping to keep the lanes open.
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.