The next NYMBO league event is on Saturday at Swaledale starting at the Dales Bike Centre near Reeth, where you can ride on excellent tracks in beautiful Dales scenery south of the River Swale for 5 hours. I’m looking forward to putting out the controls with a bit of help from my friends on Friday. Parking is again in the field just over the bridge at Grinton where you are welcome to stay on Friday and Saturday night free of charge – but please pay the Bridge Inn visit for a drink and/or a meal! Registration is at the Dales Bike Centre where there is a cafe, shop and bike wash – as well as bunkhouse accommodation – details on their website at www.dalesmountainbiking.co.uk.
Please enter online on the BMBO by Wednesday evening so that we print enough maps.
Here’s the map of next weekend’s event (without the controls) to give you an idea of the terrain and where the start/finish is. It’s a big file so may take a little time to download when you click on the picture.
Also, on Thursday 25th July – there’s a social ride at Hovingham, starting at the Malt Shovel pub. We aim to set off riding at 630pm. We’ll be using the maps from recent events and this could be a way to warm up your legs for the event at the weekend. Further details about the social rides on the website – please let me know if you intend to come along so we print enough maps.
Just back from the Alps after a great 3 weeks to find drought conditions back here. Hopefully it will still be warm and dry on Saturday so don’t forget to bring plenty of liquid. Thanks to Dave Robertson for keeping an eye on the web site and I’m looking forward to putting out the controls tomorrow with Dave, John Dixon and Graham Townsend. 60 pre-entries so Jens has printed 80 maps and descriptions. See you there.