Swaledale is open for business again and is still a great area for mountain biking. Some of the tracks have been badly eroded but many of the bridleways and (permissive) estate tracks have been repaired by the farmers, gamekeepers and National Park. All of the estates are happy for us to ride at the weekend but please make sure that you stick to the public bridleways and permissive tracks.
The Richmond to Reeth road is open again as the temporary bridge over Cogden Gill is in place. The upper bridge above the Youth Hostel is still closed to vehicles but may open before the weekend and is passable with care on bike or foot. The A course has been reduced to 6 hours (from 7 hours) on Saturday.
On Saturday, you will be north of the River Swale using a variety of bridleways, tracks and minor roads in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale as well as the surrounding moors.
A – 6 hours B – 5 hours C – 3 hours D – 2 hours (Newcomers/Non-Competitive)
On Sunday you will be south of the River Swale in Swaledale, Apedale and Wensleydale as well as on the surrounding moors.
A – 5 hours B – 4 hours C – 3 hours D – 2 hours (Newcomers/Non-Competitive)
Registration opens at 09.30 each day with start times between 10.00 and 11.00.
Courses A, B & C will count for the NYMBO League but only the A course will count towards the National League.
Prizes for combined scores over 2 days on Courses A & B and smaller classes will be merged. Trail runners are welcome on all courses.
Camping available on Friday and Saturday – £5 per tent/caravan per night payable on arrival. Bunkhouse accommodation available at Dales Bike Centre
Meals available all morning and afternoon but you’ll need to go to one of the pubs for an evening meal.
Please contact Steve Willis by email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help at the event centre or collect in controls.