Please note - this site is undergoing major revision. During this period some of the links to files on this page will be removed while they are updated.
Over the years LARA have produced a varied collection of booklets and papers on subjects related to its work with and for motorsport.
Publications available here are downloadable as PDF files. You may need Acrobat Reader to view them, although they should open in your usual web browser. If you experience any problems then you can download Acrobat Reader, for free, from www.adobe.com.
LARA publications available on this web site are free of charge, although all normal copyright rules apply. Most of our older reports are simply too big to make available on-line, but we can supply a CD database of these for a charge - please contact the LARA office if interested.
* Those files so marked are extracts only, due to the file size.
Current publications like 'codes of conduct' are usually available in paper format free of charge on request from the LARA office.
Planning for Motorsport & Recreation in an increasingly Sensitive Environment: LARA Conference,1993 *
Secret Highways : LARA's Workshop, 1994 *
Countryside Consensus: LARA's Workshop 1998 *
Motorsport & the Planning Process: Best Practice Guidenotes
Updated version of the LARA guidance on caravan and tent camping exemption certificates (10 May 2004)
Motorsport Facilities Unit:Guidance on the 14/28 day rule
Questions of Countryside Motorsport: code of conduct
Lake District Hierarchy of Trail Routes - leaflet and code *
'Access Land' and Motorsport
Local Countryside Access Forums
RUPPs and Restricted Byways
Hierarchy of Trail Routes: Project Report 1997 *
Mastiles Lane: Aggravation or Agriculture? 1988 report by Tim Stevens
Footpaths Bridleways and Carriageways: consultation document 1989 *
Report on the condition of Dere Street>, Jan. 2000
Report from the public inquiry into motor use of Dere Street, summer 2000 *
Survey on motorcycle access in the Cheviots, Jan 2000
Deadman's Hill restoration project report, July 2000 *
The Rights of Way Review Committee have published a series of guidance notes on rights of way topics that will be of interest to those working in this area.
A paper on unclassified roads and the Definitive Map and Statement
Have Motorsport and motor recreation achieved facility provision by working with the land use planning and governmental process? A Dissertation by Richard Fordham.
Competitive Sport on Minor Highways: Traffic Suspension Orders
Providing for Motorsport: Sports Council Report * [by permission]
Motorsport and Motor Recreation: Sports Council Report * [by permission]
A Model Approach to Resolving Conflict in the Countryside [SCW & CCW, by permission]
The LARA response to DEFRA consultation on a proposed framework for Local Access Forums
The Red Rose Project - Scrambling to Success. The Problems and Solutions to illegal off-road motorcycling in Greater Manchester. Either the full report or a summary. 2005
Northern Motorsports Project - 1989 *
Motorsport in the community - 1990 *
The Way Ahead - 1991 *
New Perspectives on Off-Road Motorcycling *
Turning the Tide: Report on illegal motorcycling 1999 * [by permission]
A leaflet from the police forces around the metropolis of Manchester. If you misbehave on a dirt bike this one is for you.
Motorsport - by Richard Fordham
Motorsport, The sport that planning cannot see - by Richard Fordham
The 'bloke on the bike' will dash off and get you the full publications on CD-ROM. This resource is available to LARA members for £5.00, £10.00 for non-members. Please provide proof of club membership when ordering. Just click his picture.