Thanks to Steve Willis for planning yesterday’s event, here’s his report and the control map:
Thanks to the Dales Bike Centre for hosting our event (and the coffee & cake), Tim Evans for his hard work with the map as well as the 4 gamekeepers for raising no objections to the event taking place and allowing us to use a number of their private estate tracks.
Using Maprun instead of SportIdent worked well for most riders and hopefully it will improve in the near future as it saves so much time putting out and collecting the controls as well as removing the problem of controls going missing. The main problem is not being able to load an OS map on the Maprun App so there were slight (ie 50m) differences in the locations of 4 controls. Hopefully it didn’t spoil anyone’s ride.
I thoroughly enjoyed checking all of the control sites over the previous 2 months as it’s a cracking area with stunning views and great trails. It was reassuring to see that the leading 4 riders all went to different first controls – and surprising that winner’s first control was at the top of Fremington Edge!! Most riders also visited most of the controls on the excellent Swale Trail which, despite the gates, is so enjoyable as it is fairly flat.
Congratulations to the Gents winners Harry Kingston M21 400;Stuart Pigg M40 380: Conrad Ellison M50 365: Chris Swift M60 340; David Day M70 325; Ladies – Angela Brand Barker W60 275; Mixed – Dean & Molly Ralphson X40 330; Generation – Jeffrey & Laura Barber 320: John Hollows Ebike 380. Final congratulations to the 5 riders who won the Spot prizes which were at Controls 1, 2, 3, 17 & 21
I hope you can all make it to the final league event of the season at Kildale on Saturday 2nd October. Please stay afterwards when the prizes will be presented to the League winners.
We will be running a series of Winter events again starting in November. Please contact Tim Evans if you would like to plan one in your area from your local pub!
Hope to see you at another NYMBO event soon