Thanks to Frank & Sandra Appleton for an excellent course, Jens for a very clear map and the Blackamoor Inn for a very warm welcome.
Here are the results and the map
2014 Bridge Hewick 50000 Working Drawing with Controls 15th February
Please let me know if there are any mistakes.
Our next event is the first League event of 2014 at Sutton Bank on Saturday 15th March. Andy Parsons has planned an excellent course in great countryside and we are starting at the visitor centre so excellent cafe, bike shop and toilets.
This is followed by the British MTBO Sprint Championships on Sunday 16th March at Wheldrake Woods & Bishopwood near York. Andrew Windrum has planned 2 very fast courses in these intricate woods.
Hope to see you there
Great riding by two youngsters today. Well done Nathan and Max on beating the vast majority of your elders.
I’m really sorry and disappointed that I could not get down on Saturday. I was looking forward to it.
I had been hijacked by daughter dear to help her boyfriend buy his first car!!!
This event was of great significance, as 14 years ago to the week, in February 2000, the Boroughbridge event was your first Mr Willis. It was certainly the first significant event for Lucy and myself and I still have the map.
May I therefore offer on behalf of myself, Lucy and dozens and dozens of other like minded folk, a huge thank you. In particular for the effort and enthusiasm you have put into NYMBO and all the events that have meant a great deal to a whole lot of people.
Thanks should also go to Barbra, Jens and the team of planners and helpers that has built up over the years. You are all amazing and your efforts are very much appreciated.
Thanks again Steve for all the hard work you put in and long may you and NYMBO continue.
Congratulations to John Dixon (M60) – the overall winner – and to the junior riders who came 3rd and 4th – Nathan Parker with 345 pts and Max Vesty with 339 pts.
Here are are John’s comments and route.
I had decided from the blank maps to head SW at first as the canal cut the area off leaving one no options if coming back that way.
Maybe should have left #2 for the finish if there was time rather than get it first. But I didn’t so it was 2, 1, 6, 11, 26, 16, 13, 21 via the A168, 28, then did 18 – 14 – 23 and the bridleway was wet and slow. Would it have been better to do 14 – 18 – 23? Then 19, 29, 25, in and out for 30. Should I have carried on round for 15 then 24? Didn’t. Into the wind for 24 and calculating that I’d be 12 minutes late didn’t try for 15, 9, 27 or 7 but head down and time-trialled back to the finish to be 8 minutes late.
We all enjoyed our rides on Saturday. Steve has asked us to put up our route choices, so here’s the summary from the various Parker teams:
Adrian and Luke: 2,7,17,27,9,24,15,30,25,29,19,23,20,28,13 (we tried to get 8 but we were on the A road and it was below us! Poor attention to detail) 14, running out of time 4 and into the headwind for home with 7 minutes penalties.
Jemima and Jo: 7,17,30,15,25,29 where we met Adrian and Luke (who shot off at speed, Luke motivated by staying ahead of his Mum) and had a quick snack by the bridge, 19,23,18,28 (because 30 points was too temping to leave out and Aldborough is very pretty) 8,3,2.
Nathan: 10, 12, 5, 27,17,9,15, 24, 25, 29, 19, 23, 14, 18, 28, 21, 13, 8, 3, 7
Here is Geoff Moorhouse and Andrea Foster’s winning route
For some reason I got our score wrong. I had four answers against the 20 point controls but know we only went to 3 of them so our score should have been 280 -2 = 278.
If this means that someone else has won then I still have my bottle of beer. (BUT THEY STILL WON AS THE OTHER 2 TEAMS WERE VERY LATE)
Our route was 7, 17, 27, 9, 15, 24, 30, 25, 29, 19, 23, 18, 8, 3, 2.
Simon Carr has just retraced his route on the map and realised that he scored 340 points which promotes the “juniors” to 2nd and 3rd overall.
His route was – 12 5 27 17 9 24 15 to 30 (via very boggy bridleway past Low Grounds Farm – had to walk) 25 29 19 23 18 28 21 13 – Made a map reading error – expected 8 to be accessible from A168! – so just went straight home