Results: Gilling result
Thanks to Jeff Harris for an excellent Bank Holiday course. Here’s his report:
I hope everyone enjoyed their ride around the Gilling area, judging by the comments at the finish that seemed to be the case, thankfully the rain held off following the drizzle during registration.
The addition of the two new blocks of woodland, although small, were worth it I thought and the tracks in them were really good, pity we couldn’t get the third new area East of Pry Rigg, maybe another time.
I tried to provide plenty of route choice with no obvious routes around the controls to keep you thinking with plenty of decision points, hopefully you’ll agree I achieved that.
The addition of the permissive route through Ampleforth Abbey Estate via #6 provided a fast route back to Gilling Woods which I know a number of rides chose in preference to the route via #16 and Yearsley Moor Bank; thanks to Ampleforth Abbey and Steve Mosey (Ian Mosey) for permission to use this route.
Thanks to Tim for the map and his sage advise regarding the use of Maprun, thanks also to Dave for manning the start until I’d finished on registration, finally thank to everyone taking part and for your positive comments at the finish.
Take care all the best,
Good view from Marquee down to campsite, where only my blue tent was still up! Glad it went well and, next year, it is the bike-o for me and not the foot Sprint event. Mary