Paradise Farm – Results & Report **updated results & control map**

High Paradise Farm finish line

Thanks to John Dixon for sterling course planning efforts and ensuring the lack of rain that came through later in the afternoon,

MapRun results are here – an impressive top scores from Tom. Please get in touch with any issues or adjustments required. PD Summary – Paradise Farm 06-05 Results

John’s report:

Avoiding the woods opened up a new area. The weather made some of the trails more difficult and the navigation demanded full conversation but everyone seemed to have enjoyed the challenge.

Thanks to everyone who turned out and thanks to High Paradise for hosting another event. I’ll be back for more coffee and scones very soon.

Here’s the track map, if yours doesn’t feature please make sure your track has uploaded. It seems no-one ventured to control 4!

MapRun tracks
Control map

Control Map

Paradise Farm – Saturday 6th May – Event details

The MapRun course download is now available, you can use the QR code below, or you will find the download on MapRun by following this path:
Select Event | UK | North Yorkshire | NYMBO | Summer 2023 | Paradise…

Access to High Paradise Farm is one-way – please arrive at the event using the lower access road on Sneck Yat Bank and depart via the Drove Road to come out at Sneck Yat, top of Boltby Bank.

Parking will be through the gate between the camp site and the farm buildings.

Registration from 9.00 – 10.15 and starts from 9.30 – 10.30. You’ll find the start/finish locations

Any last minute updates will be posted here if required

Paradise Farm Start/ Finish

Paradise Farm Start/ Finish

Paradise Farm QR

Paradise Farm QR

Next event – Paradise Farm – 6th May – Online booking is working now

Coming hot on the heels of Dacre is our next event at Paradise Farm next weekend on Saturday May 6th.

After a number of events without the BMBO payment option, it’s brilliant to see the hard work of the BMBO team is completed and online entries are fully available once more.

Remember that you’ll now need to get your full BMBO membership for the year to get the best price.

We’re keeping our prices at their low Winter event level this year for everyone who enters by midnight on Wednesday before the event. After that, or for entry on the day, its the higher fee.

That means for Senior BMBO members it’s £5 until Wednesday and £10 thereafter

Enter Paradise Farm here

Other event details to follow later in the week, but for now here;s the blank course map!

Dacre Results & Tracks

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Saturday ride despite the damp weather, MapRun results here, full report to follow (check back here for the updated post)

Here is the visual of the different routes people chose, and the control map is below.

Next event is in less than 2 weeks on Saturday 6th May – course map will be available shortly.

22 April 2023 - Course Map

22 April 2023 – Course Map


Dacre this Saturday – MapRun download available **online entry closes midnight Thursday**

DACRE EVENT 22nd AprilThe MapRun course is available for downloading using the QR code below, or navigating to:
UK | North Yorkshire | NYMBO | Summer 2023

The start/finish locations are also below for information. Note that the car park may get full, so if you need to park nearby please be considerate of local access, dropped kerbs and so on.

Online entry closes at midnight tonight – details in the previous post


Dacre – Saturday 22nd April – Course map and online entry details

Our next event is on Saturday 22nd April – based at Dacre.

Registration: 0900 – 1015 | Starts: 0930 – 1030 | 3 hour time limit

Event Centre: Dacre and Hartwith Playing Fields association Dacre Banks HG3 4EB

It is just east of the B6451 between Dacre and Summerbridge, just by the river , all routes to the finish should be downhill! Parking will be on site and looks to be a good course with a nice mix of moorland tracks , farm tracks, bridleways and minor roads , oh and some hills!! The course map is below – some more soft ground may be added later but the extents won’t change neither will the start and finish.

2023 entry fees: we have decided to run the all 2023 events at the same prices as winter events – for BMBO members that’s £5 for adults and £2 for youth entries! That should be good for everyone – please encourage new riders to have a go at our low cost events! There will be a surcharge for entry after the closing deadline or on the day.


This event is available for entry via BMBO BUT NOT FOR PAYMENT yet!

  • Enter the event using the BMBO link here
  • The entry fees are set to £0. Please proceed to complete you entry, it will not take you to the payment processing site (hopefully this will be available for the next event)
  • Please make your payment via bank transfer (Name: NYMBO |Sortcode: 20-37-13 | Account number: 20031348)
  • Entry fees – Adults £5; Youth £2 (no distinction between full and day BMBO members)
  • Note – the manual NYMBO form used for the winter events is not being used for this event.

2023 Event Flier2023-Flierv1

2023 Google Calendar Link for all events

Riddlesden Report & Control Map

Here’s the control map and Tony’s report. Most result amendments have been done, but if there’s anything you think missing, please get in touch by Wednesday. Results here.

Welcome to West Yorkshire’s mud. At least we had a fine day.

Thanks to all of you for coming and for the many kind comments. 

I enjoyed checking out the bridleways (mostly done earlier in the year when, curiously, they were drier) and planning the course. The turnout was almost as good as at the more usual North Yorkshire areas despite the trek for many of you to Keighley.

From a quick scan of the routes, very few people braved Ilkley Moor. Very wise. Only two people visited control 13 at the Cow and Calf, and one (Martyn) did so by going off the map from Baildon to the NE. Nuno managed to fit in 54km, a fair bit if it on the road getting back from Ilkley. Of those who remained in the Aire valley, there was little consensus about the best way to tackle the controls. The towpath and roads which made the NW end look tempting were counterbalanced by the difficulty of the bridleways W of Rivock Forest.

Apologies to the many muddy people who endured the uphill trudge from 28. It was marked as ‘unsurfaced and/or grotty’ but it wasn’t so bad when I surveyed it and put the control there.

Two or three people said that controls didn’t register on MapRun(notably 21 and 23). Looking at their GPS tracks it is clear that those who complained were not in the right place. Check your track next time before you say that you’re sure you’ve been there – MapRun is now pretty reliable if the planning is done carefully.

My thanks to Tim for map printing and helping with the organisation as always, and to Pete and Chris who manned the start. And to Susie, the manager of the Airedale Heifer, for kindly hosting us. I’ve started thinking about next year…….

Tony Thornley

Control Map 01/04/2023

Next event: Riddlesden Saturday 1st April 2023 – course map & event details

Our next event is on April 1st (this is not an April Fool!) – Tony has done an excellent preparing for this event, so there are comprehensive event details below.

This event will be using manual entry (hopefully online entry will be working for the following event) so please reserve your map and advance food order here, and then pay by bank transfer or with the correct cash on the day. Entry Form

Parking – There is good parking at the Airedale Heifer BD20 5LY which is the start/finish. However the pub gets busy at lunchtime and if you are not intending to eat at the pub and are likely to finish after 1230 please park on the road outside the pub. This is quite busy, but is wide and has extensive car spaces on the North side of the road. Take care when crossing!

Toilets – there are toilets in the pub which should be open from just before 9.00. Please don’t wear muddy shoes/boots in the pub.

Food – the pub has an extensive menu (see below) There is no need to order food in advance, but if you let me know when registering that you intend to eat, I will let Susie know.

MapRun –  if you’re using the MapRun app on your phone make sure it’s MapRun6, and don’t forget to download the event in advance (folder is UK:North Yorkshire:NYMBO: RIddlesden) – updated FAQ here.The MapRun map is the competition map but the resolution is not as good as the printed map, although all the controls are in the right place. They have all been checked for accuracy, but if you go past them at very high speed they may not register.

Start/Finish – You can register from 0850-1000 and start from 0915-1015. The time limit is 3 hours with the usual penalties. There are no pre-assigned start times; first come, first served. At the start you will get a printed map with all the controls and descriptions on. The start is where the pub tarmac joins the main road, but as we have set the control range at 30m, it is likely to start you as soon as you tap ‘go to start’. So, when told to start, and not before, tap ‘Go To Start’ on MapRun and it should bleep when the GPS finds you at the start. You will be timed from that point. The finish is in the car park. I cannot see why anyone would cycle back past the start until they want to finish, but if you do MapRun is quite likely to end your run. We will try to make adjustments at the end if anything goes wrong. A Strava track of your route would be good evidence and can be uploaded to MapRun manually.

Course map – the blank course maps are below (Full map, Ilkley Moor map). The main map is 1:40000, adapted from the 50000 OS and 290x255mm. It is marked with the usual 30 controls with points values between 5 and 30. Unusually we are also providing a separate, large scale (1:15000) map of Ilkley Moor which those of you who choose to visit the wilds of Wharfedale may find useful.

Safety – this event has more busy roads than the usual NYMBO event. These are clearly shown on the map, with the AIRE valley relief road marked as out of bounds. We urge you to take great care:

• On leaving the start and returning to the finish

• At road junctions.

• On the Leeds-Liverpool canal towpath. There are likely to be many pedestrians and dogs who have priority. Please bring and use a bell.

• If the weather is poor carry/wear a good outer layer. Some controls are 300-400m up on exposed moorland.

You must report to the finish. There is an emergency contact number on the map.

Terrain – It’s hilly. The rideability of the bridleways is mostly ok and is shown on the map – see the legend – but these are very weather and ride dependent. You can go anywhere on Ilkley Moor, but it is boggy in some places and navigation can be tricky. Please give way to any walkers you come across.

Blank course map
Ilkley Moor Map Insert