Another muddy Bank Holiday in North Yorkshire but plenty of fun for nearly 100 riders. Basic results on the results page and splits on the Ebor site at http://www.eborienteers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/28/index2.html
Wykeham & Broxa – Organiser’s Comments
Thanks to Dave Lloyd for planning another excellent course and Jens for another excellent map. We have used Wykeham regularly in the past so Dave decided to add Broxa and Bickley to the map to give more variety and he definitely succeeded. There was no avoiding the steep drop out of Wykeham and then it was a big choice to make before climbing back up to the finish. It’s a pity it didn’t stay dry for the afternoon but everyone seemed to enjoy their ride despite the mud.
Thanks to all of the helpers as usual but especially the control collectors who volunteered at the last minute – Jake Herbert, Chris Fountain, Louise & Simon Granger.
I enjoyed my ride because it is the first time that I have ever ridden with Barbara – and the rest of the family were all there as well. They all enjoyed it and Matt is even thinking of giving up football.
Congratulations to Kris Smith who only missed out 3 controls – and some riders thought the area was too large before they started. Tim Evans was only 30 points behind to win M40, Mike Nayler tightened his grip on the M50 class and Geoff Moorhouse had his best ride of the season to outscore David Day and Dave Evans by 24 points – and I put him in the wrong class!! Max and Martin Vesty won the Generation class comfortably again and Sheila Pearce was the highest scoring woman. Steve & Andrea Foster used their Alpine training to good effect to win X50 by48 points. John Dixon is adding the points from this event and Malham to the league so I’ll post it as soon as it is available. Only 2 more league events to go, so hope to see you at either or both of them.
There are 3 more events in the next fortnight so please enter online or send me an email.
Sunday 2nd SeptemberWarkForest, Northumberland
4 hour NEMBOS League event and part of the Scottish series
Early start at 9am so camping available at Stonehaugh and cooked breakfasts on sale in the village hall if you email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, 8th September Dalby & Langdale Forest
4 hour NYMBO League event starting at High RiggFarm Early start at 11am and don’t forget to print the flier for a 50% reduction on the forest toll.
Camping available if you want to stay over for the Marathon on Sunday so contact
Sunday 9th September North Yorkshire Moors MTBMarathon
100/75/50/25k Routes and all proceeds going to the Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team
Early start at 8.30 and don’t forget to print the flier to avoid paying the forest toll
Hope to see you at another event soon.
PS Don’t forget that the Polaris is in the Yorkshire Dales on Saturday/Sunday 22nd/23rd September and there will be 5 options – 7&5 hours with overnight camp, 5&4 hours without overnight camp, 4 hours on Saturday or 3 hours on Sunday, 40/20k fixed routes on Saturday and 30/15k fixed routes on Sunday. Plenty of choice for all abilities and Jens has drawn the map so why not enter!! If you don’t want to compete, I would be glad of some help putting out the controls on Friday or Saturday and collecting them in on Sunday!!