Here is the yesterday’s map
It was great to see 96 riders enjoy the spring sunshine on the North York Moors once they had climbed onto the escarpment where the views were stunning. (Another improvement of 50 riders on what was a NEMBOS event last year). Conrad & Jill had planned another excellent and challenging course which everyone seemed to enjoy.
Thanks as ever to Jens for another excellent map and the helpers who made everything run smoothly as well as Ingleby Greenhow Village Hall for an excellent event centre.
Andrew Windrum won the battle of the Andy’s by 10 points and they were both well ahead of the third placed rider in M40. Rik Thompson won M21 (408) for 3rd Overall while Ed Oliver Evans over-reached himself to lose all of his 450 points. Neil Reed won M50 for the first time with 365 points while Ray Morriss won M60 for the second month in a row with 330. James Martin took advantage of Ed’s mistake to win M18 with an excellent 320 points and Adrian & Luke Parker also scored well to win the Generation class with 315 points. Dave & Kelly Wilby took the Mixed honours with 295 points while Sheila Pearce (W40) was the leading lady again with 260. You can follow their splits and check out the map on the NYMBO web site.
I had already decided on my basic route before the event ( as I had seen the map) and I wanted to ride around Baysdale, Bilsdale and Hasty Bank. I managed although I was 3 minutes late and thoroughly enjoyed my ride (except for pushing my bike up onto Cold Moor and down through the forest to #53), the views were stunning and descents very fast especially on my new 29er!!
Thanks again to the helpers who enabled me to ride and finally to Steve Langron, Dave Lloyd, Andy Conn, John Rawden and Ray Morriss who helped Conrad to collect the controls after their rides. Everything was collected in by 5.30 so I was home by 6.30.
We really enjoyed planning the event and putting out the controls on Friday was a joy with the great weather. Our intention was to provide plenty of route choice and no one obvious route. A big thanks to Ingleby Greenhow Village Hall, Dudley Arms for the use of their car park and to Steve and Jens for their support during the planning.
Well done to all riders and thank you all for your positive comments at the end of the event
It’s only 8 days until our next NYMBO event which is a4 hour event at Ingleton on Monday 26th May. Ben Martin has planned an excellent course around (not over) Ingleborough on the excellent bridleway network.
This is part of the Overground Underground Festival and you can check out the full weekend programme at http://www.ogug.co.uk/
Hope to see you there or at another event soon