PARKING: initially please use the pub car park; after that there’s a free car park across the road; and if both of those get full then there’s roadside parking nearby but hopefully that won’t be necessary.
Updated course map below.
The event will use MapRun – Course can be downloaded here in MapRun, by using the QR code or at Select Event |UK | North Yorkshire | NYMBO | Summer 2022 | NYMBO 2022 Helwith
Start (S1) and Finish (F1) locations here:
A new tip – if using an Android phone, also worth checking that the MapRun App is is set to “never go to sleep” – to avoid it turning off part way through the ride (get in touch if you need more instructions on that!)
Here’s first look at the course map for Austwick on October 1st. An improved version should be available by the end of next week but this should give you a good idea of the area that you could be riding.
Provisional results here – please get in touch if you have any controls missing or you’re not on the leaderboard.
Thanks to Steve Willis for planning a challenging Wensleydale course, it’s an incredible area to ride.
I hope everyone enjoyed their rides as I thoroughly enjoyed my planning rides. It’s a pity the weather wasn’t better as the tracks would have been easier to ride and the Ford at Helm wouldn’t have been so daunting.
Hopefully there was enough route choice for everyone and not too many riders following similar routes.Thanks to the National Park for looking after the area and Swaledale MRT who would have been there if we’d needed them.
Thanks also to the farmers at Bella or Knight Close, Colby Hall, Litherskew and Old Cams for allowing us to ride on their private tracks. Congratulations on Tom Gibbs for clearing up with 48 seconds to spare after 82k of tough riding. Provisional routes will be posted later but please let me know if there are any errors or omissions.
Thanks to Tim for an excellent map, Dave and John for their help and Yorkshire Dales Brewery for an excellent event centre.Hopefully you’ll be able to ride at our final league event at Austwick on Saturday 1st October.
PARKING: Park on the large concrete area just beyond the brewery, register in the brewery which will be open afterwards for a free drink and pasty.
The course map is below, note that this will be updated in a couple of days to include the permissive tracks.
The map covers 3 valleys – Wensleydale, Raydale and Bishopdale – with a variety of excellent but testing bridleways, pleasant country lanes and stunning views including Semerwater which is the largest natural lake in Yorkshire and the Bain which is the shortest river in England.
Please take care when crossing the busy A684, remember to close all gates so the animals stay in the right fields and don’t attempt to use either set of stepping stones across the River Ure which are usually under water.
MapRUn QR code for downloading course and start/finish locations:
Hopefully you all enjoyed your rides around the Malham moors in such gorgeous conditions, thank you for all the positive comments even from those who lost all their points!
I’ve never seen the tracks so fast and dry, even though recent showers had somehow resurrected the bog near 26 at Gorbeck – sorry for any wet feet!
This year I attempted to further reduce the competition area but still leave route decisions as to how to ‘clear’ the more concentrated controls.
I also wanted to include the odd new track which at this event is easier said than done!
We were intrigued to see if anyone would be able to ‘clear up’ but didn’t expect them to have 16 minutes to spare once they had!
A massive well done to Tom Gibbs!!
Big congratulations also go to all the category winners.
Despite the gathering ominous clouds the weather held and hopefully some of you also managed a look around the show too.
Thank you to Chris Wildman of Town End Farm for his help as always with the show venue. Also a massive thank you to Tim Evans for his patience and help with the map! Plus on the day with registration, start and finish. Thanks also to Dave Robertson for the website wizardry.
Lastly, a big thanks to all of you competitors.
Hopefully see some of you soon if I’m not so late to the next event that you’ve all gone!
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.