Thanks to the 17 riders who braved the weather forecast and were rewarded with a glorious day either side of the River Swale. It’s a pity there weren’t more riders because the tracks were all dry and the sun shone all morning. As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed planning the event and decided to make use of the cycle paths and rarely used bridleways around Catterick Garrison. This was a much more urban area than usual but I hope the busy roads didn’t detract from your enjoyment.
Hopefully, most of you rode the excellent track through the woods to visit 19 and 29 (sorry about the fallen tree) as well as the bridleway across Scotton Moor between 24 and 28. A few hardy souls braved the ford at 10 in Colburn village and everyone found the final climb back up to the golf club rather tough. (I have to do this regularly to get home)!!
I checked the course on my ebike riding 45km in 2:20 to visit all of the controls which was only just long enough as Nuno only missed one control although he needed and extra 10 minutes to win the Senior Mens Category. Tony was the first Veteran and he also managed to beat Angela who won the Ladies & Mixed category. Results summary attached here and the full results will be on the NYMBO site soon.
Thanks to the staff at Richmond Golf Club for making us welcome and to John Dixon for his help.
I’m writing this at 3pm and there’s thick fog across the golf course now
Hopefully the online booking system will be fixed soon and you will be able to enter via the BMBO web site for our next event at Galphay near Ripon on January 21st.
In the meantime, Merry Christmas and all the best for 2023
(And thanks to Steve for organising todays event!)