BMBO Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter

-AGM Reminder –

This year’s AGM is on Saturday 6th November at Slitting Hill Village Hall after Midlands event. The MBO National League prize giving will be held before the AGM commences. Further information can be found by clicking the link:-

If there are any more committee position nominations, please get them to me by Saturday 1st October.

All members are welcome to attend the AGM and we would love to hear your thoughts, views and opinions on how BMBO is run and what improvements can be made to make British Mountain Bike Orienteering better and more inviting to others.

-League Updates (as of 11/09/2016)-

The final event in the MTBO league took place in Hamsterley Forest at the wee! kend. Phil Collins produced some challenging courses that made good use of the extensive single track in the forest. The League prize giving took place immediately afterwards. Congratulations to Ian Nixon and Charlie Somers Cocks who both retained their overall titles. Also well done to Killian Lomas, Tim Evans, Steve Willis, Ben Houlihan and Mary Carrick who won their age classes. The event also substituted for the Middle Distance Championship due to the cancellation of the final event. MBO Score star Graham Tibbott showed his versatility by winning the title in his first ever MTBO event. Charlie SC took the honours in the women’s race.
Many thanks to the planners of this year’s events for all of their hard work without which it would not happen.

MBO Score
Just eight events remain in the MBO Score League. Remember that it is your best 10 events that count including a maximum of 6 from any one local league.
Prize giving for the MBO Score League will take place at the Cannock Chase Event on 6th November and will ! be followed by the AGM.

As always the full leagues can be viewed on the Results Leagues tab or
(Article submitted by Tony Brand-Barker)

-New Zealand MTBO Championships-
Just a REMINDER too that both the North Island Champs and NZ Champs take place on succeeding weekends from 12th to 20th November 2016 on some of the best MTBO terrain in this beautiful world! These incorporate the first two World Masters Races of the 2017 season and give at least five fabulous races in 9 days of NZ. On a personal note the legendary MTBO terrain “Marquita’s Garden” for the North Island Champs is probably the best MTBO terrain I’ve ever raced on! This then moves onto Rotorua the following weekend where the terrain ranks amongst the very best mtb riding in the world and is a place of pilgrimage for all mountain bikers. “This is My Church” 🙂
(Article submitted by Keith Daws! on)

-World Masters Series 2017-
In order that people can plan ahead here are the dates so far in the new 2017 season starting in New Zealand in November 2016. As in previous years the format will be 15 races in total with the 7 best performances to count in five year age categories. There will be two counting races at each event except for the World Masters Champs where there will be three counting races. Please note the points and prizes are awarded in FIVE year age classes.

2017 Race Season
New Zealand Rotorua 19/20th November 2016
Portugal April 1st/2nd 2017
Denmark MTBO Camp 26/30th April
Czech Rep Pilsen 5-9th July
Austria Vienna 15/16th July
France Orleans 29th July-4th August

We are currently examining a number of options for an event in May/June in Central Europe with Poland a possibility. Sadly it has been deemed that the planned race in Turkey would not attract sufficient competitors in the current political/! security climate despite the excellent event this season.

There w! ill now be an opportunity to MTBO for 11 days out of 12 in early July by connecting Czech Pilsen event and Austrian WRE event and training days near Vienna thanks to my club OLT TransDanubien. Book your holidays now for 8 races (including 4 World Masters Series!) and 3 training days all in one unprecedented MTBO Gift for you! All leading up to the World Masters Championships in late July/Early August in Orleans!
(Article Submitted by Keith Dawson)

**News articles published on the BMBO website will now be going out with these ‘news bulletins’ & the frequency will depend on the news posted. Members and organisers are more than welcome to post news articles (keeping it relevant) or send articles direct to me for either the website or email bulletins.**

Best Regards from the BMBO Committee

Samantha Leight
British Mountain Bike Orienteering

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