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Ingleby Greenhow – Saturday 17th June – online entry now open – course map available

Hi All,

A quick note about the next event on 17 June.  Looking forward to seeing you at the event.  I rode it yesterday to check Maprun.  The tracks are bone dry and really quick.  You can avoid nettles, brambles, hogweed and cow parsley completely.  There are still bluebells in the woods.  I’m looking forward to seeing some big scores.  The event area takes you up on the Cleveland Escarpment near Round Hill (1490ft).  Pies and quiche and refreshments will be provided at the finish.

See you there.



Paradise Farm – Results & Report **updated results & control map**

High Paradise Farm finish line

Thanks to John Dixon for sterling course planning efforts and ensuring the lack of rain that came through later in the afternoon,

MapRun results are here – an impressive top scores from Tom. Please get in touch with any issues or adjustments required. PD Summary – Paradise Farm 06-05 Results

John’s report:

Avoiding the woods opened up a new area. The weather made some of the trails more difficult and the navigation demanded full conversation but everyone seemed to have enjoyed the challenge.

Thanks to everyone who turned out and thanks to High Paradise for hosting another event. I’ll be back for more coffee and scones very soon.

Here’s the track map, if yours doesn’t feature please make sure your track has uploaded. It seems no-one ventured to control 4!

MapRun tracks
Control map

Control Map

Paradise Farm – Saturday 6th May – Event details

The MapRun course download is now available, you can use the QR code below, or you will find the download on MapRun by following this path:
Select Event | UK | North Yorkshire | NYMBO | Summer 2023 | Paradise…

Access to High Paradise Farm is one-way – please arrive at the event using the lower access road on Sneck Yat Bank and depart via the Drove Road to come out at Sneck Yat, top of Boltby Bank.

Parking will be through the gate between the camp site and the farm buildings.

Registration from 9.00 – 10.15 and starts from 9.30 – 10.30. You’ll find the start/finish locations

Any last minute updates will be posted here if required

Paradise Farm Start/ Finish

Paradise Farm Start/ Finish

Paradise Farm QR

Paradise Farm QR

Next event – Paradise Farm – 6th May – Online booking is working now

Coming hot on the heels of Dacre is our next event at Paradise Farm next weekend on Saturday May 6th.

After a number of events without the BMBO payment option, it’s brilliant to see the hard work of the BMBO team is completed and online entries are fully available once more.

Remember that you’ll now need to get your full BMBO membership for the year to get the best price.

We’re keeping our prices at their low Winter event level this year for everyone who enters by midnight on Wednesday before the event. After that, or for entry on the day, its the higher fee.

That means for Senior BMBO members it’s £5 until Wednesday and £10 thereafter

Enter Paradise Farm here

Other event details to follow later in the week, but for now here;s the blank course map!

Dacre Results & Tracks

Hopefully everyone enjoyed their Saturday ride despite the damp weather, MapRun results here, full report to follow (check back here for the updated post)

Here is the visual of the different routes people chose, and the control map is below.

Next event is in less than 2 weeks on Saturday 6th May – course map will be available shortly.

22 April 2023 - Course Map

22 April 2023 – Course Map


Dacre this Saturday – MapRun download available **online entry closes midnight Thursday**

DACRE EVENT 22nd AprilThe MapRun course is available for downloading using the QR code below, or navigating to:
UK | North Yorkshire | NYMBO | Summer 2023

The start/finish locations are also below for information. Note that the car park may get full, so if you need to park nearby please be considerate of local access, dropped kerbs and so on.

Online entry closes at midnight tonight – details in the previous post


Dacre – Saturday 22nd April – Course map and online entry details

Our next event is on Saturday 22nd April – based at Dacre.

Registration: 0900 – 1015 | Starts: 0930 – 1030 | 3 hour time limit

Event Centre: Dacre and Hartwith Playing Fields association Dacre Banks HG3 4EB

It is just east of the B6451 between Dacre and Summerbridge, just by the river , all routes to the finish should be downhill! Parking will be on site and looks to be a good course with a nice mix of moorland tracks , farm tracks, bridleways and minor roads , oh and some hills!! The course map is below – some more soft ground may be added later but the extents won’t change neither will the start and finish.

2023 entry fees: we have decided to run the all 2023 events at the same prices as winter events – for BMBO members that’s £5 for adults and £2 for youth entries! That should be good for everyone – please encourage new riders to have a go at our low cost events! There will be a surcharge for entry after the closing deadline or on the day.


This event is available for entry via BMBO BUT NOT FOR PAYMENT yet!

  • Enter the event using the BMBO link here
  • The entry fees are set to £0. Please proceed to complete you entry, it will not take you to the payment processing site (hopefully this will be available for the next event)
  • Please make your payment via bank transfer (Name: NYMBO |Sortcode: 20-37-13 | Account number: 20031348)
  • Entry fees – Adults £5; Youth £2 (no distinction between full and day BMBO members)
  • Note – the manual NYMBO form used for the winter events is not being used for this event.

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2023 Google Calendar Link for all events

Riddlesden Report & Control Map

Here’s the control map and Tony’s report. Most result amendments have been done, but if there’s anything you think missing, please get in touch by Wednesday. Results here.

Welcome to West Yorkshire’s mud. At least we had a fine day.

Thanks to all of you for coming and for the many kind comments. 

I enjoyed checking out the bridleways (mostly done earlier in the year when, curiously, they were drier) and planning the course. The turnout was almost as good as at the more usual North Yorkshire areas despite the trek for many of you to Keighley.

From a quick scan of the routes, very few people braved Ilkley Moor. Very wise. Only two people visited control 13 at the Cow and Calf, and one (Martyn) did so by going off the map from Baildon to the NE. Nuno managed to fit in 54km, a fair bit if it on the road getting back from Ilkley. Of those who remained in the Aire valley, there was little consensus about the best way to tackle the controls. The towpath and roads which made the NW end look tempting were counterbalanced by the difficulty of the bridleways W of Rivock Forest.

Apologies to the many muddy people who endured the uphill trudge from 28. It was marked as ‘unsurfaced and/or grotty’ but it wasn’t so bad when I surveyed it and put the control there.

Two or three people said that controls didn’t register on MapRun(notably 21 and 23). Looking at their GPS tracks it is clear that those who complained were not in the right place. Check your track next time before you say that you’re sure you’ve been there – MapRun is now pretty reliable if the planning is done carefully.

My thanks to Tim for map printing and helping with the organisation as always, and to Pete and Chris who manned the start. And to Susie, the manager of the Airedale Heifer, for kindly hosting us. I’ve started thinking about next year…….

Tony Thornley

Control Map 01/04/2023