Posted by Guy W on behalf of A Iwi
This morning while walking on the Winnaway, I was passed by a motorcycle on the footpath. Obviously this is illegal, and also unpleasant and potentially dangerous for other users of the path.
This should be addressed while still relatively uncommon, and not allowed to escalate, so please can you report any similar incidents to the police, particularly with any camera footage you may have. I imagine they might not do much on the first report, but hopefully will do if the same registration is reported by multiple people. There is a reporting form at https://reportonline.thamesvalley.police.uk/
The incident occurred on the hill, and I couldn’t see from there whether the rider was going to a property on the Winnaway or continuing towards the labs. But even if it was a local resident, the footpath is not a private track. The surface of a public footpath belongs to the council by law, and it was resurfaced at public expense for unmotorised use. It is open to the residents to resurface their private road adjacent to the footpath for more comfortable use by motor vehicles if they so wish.