Our next event is on Saturday 12th March and takes us to a new area for NYMBO, with Tony Thornley having planned a course around the bridleways, lanes and roads surrounding Cullingworth.
Event length – 3 hour event
Registration: 0900 – 1000
Starts: 0915 – 1015
Online entry here – closes midnight Thursday 10th March
Venue: Danchino’s, 12 Lodge Street, Cullingworth, BD13 5HB
There is a largish car park just up the hill from Danchino’s. If you purchase food/drink from the cafe, parking is free. If not, £2 donation when you register. If the car park is full, there is plenty of street parking in Cullingworth but please take care not to obstruct any entrances.
The event will use MapRun. If using a smartphone don’t forget to load the course onto your phone at home; if using a smartwatch or Garmin you need to synchronise with satellites before approaching the start. The start and finish are in the same place just outside the cafe.
The event will use MapRun. If using a smartphone don’t forget to load the course onto your phone at home; if using a smartwatch or Garmin you need to synchronise with satellites before approaching the start.
The start and finish are just outside the cafe. When finishing MapRun should bleep on the road outside the cafe – if not, you must walk down the short path to the cafe entrance/registration. No biking! I cannot imagine how your route might take you anywhere near the finish once you have started, but be warned that once you have visited any controls after starting, going to the finish will end your course.
On registering you will be given a control description list and a 1:7500 scale map of Cullingworth as the main map does not have sufficient detail to locate the bridleways easily. Please take care using this map – some of the paths are pedestrian tracks and you may need to dismount.
When you are ready to start, go to the start table. Click Go to Start on your phone. When it goes green and bleeps you can have a map. Map size is 270x280mm. Map scale 1:40000. Based on OS 1:50000 but substantially enhanced for clarity of bridleways. Time limit is three hours with usual penalties for lateness.
Terrain: this is a hugely varied area. Some lovely cycle routes are interspersed with some savage climbs and some minor and major roads in urban areas. Routes choice and navigation skills will be at a premium. Good luck.
Safety: this is not your usual NY event. Routes will include urban areas and some main roads. There is likely to be quite a lot of traffic in places. Lights and a fluorescent top are strongly recommended.
Food: Advance orders would be appreciated to help the cafe – please send food orders to Tony by Weds evening – see attached menu and guide – 20220312 – Danchino’s food order
Blank Course Map is here:
Cullingworth 40 MTBO 250222-compressed