The next NYMBO summer league event is on Saturday May 28th, with the event base at Coxwold Village Hall, YO61 4BB.
Online Entry closes midnight Thursday 26th
20% discount if you entry by Wednesday night
The event map uses a mixture of lanes, byways, and bridleways and we have special permission for the event to use the private gravel tracks in the dry valleys of Bradley Howl, Tanker Dale and Nettledale near Cold Kirby and Scawton, which are great to ride.
There will be no catering at the village hall but Coxwold has a tea shop just around the corner that will be open from 11am to 4pm. There is also the Fauconberg Arms pub / restaurant just up the hill.
Parking will be in the car park behind the village hall and with an overflow area on the grass playing field behind the hall. Please drive very carefully / slowly past the hall to the car parking area as the access is quite narrow and there may be children going to the play area or tennis courts.
Start finish locations:
UPDATED Course map here:
Here’s the control map for last weekend’s event at High Paradise Farm. John Dixon planned an interesting course that allowed everyone to get a decent score, and Andy and Nuno to get all 30 controls. The MapRun results so everyone’s track if you are interested in checking out the routes that people took. John’s update and event results table in the post below.
MapRun worked really well on Saturday, with only a couple of issues at the start and riders losing signal enroute. Everyone managed to upload their results, which is a good measure of success!
Start/Finish arrangements – one lesson from the weekend is that we need to improve the start and finish as MapRun to make sure we know exactly who is riding. Safety is really important and we want to make sure we get that right.
Registration & Start: it’s essential that everyone signs on at registration. We’re going to make this clearer to reduce the possibility of a rider going straight to the start. With SI controls we had a start list, but we don’t get that automatically with MapRun.
Finish: everyone needs to report to the finish to record their time and any penalties. there can sometimes be a delay with the MapRun upload (Garmin watch users are an example) so we’ll make this a bit more obvious. As always, if you decide to retire please make sure you report to the finish.
Emergency contact details: please make sure that your emergency contact details are up to date on the BMBO site. We have a list of riders contacts at each event and will use this to get in touch if we need to – so having your correct mobile number is important.
Feedback welcome if there’s anything else you think we need to consider!
The next event is at Coxwold on May 29th – online entry is open now
High Paradise Control
Our next event is at Hampsthwaite on Saturday 12th December. See the previous post for event details
The blank map is below, the event centre is the Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall Hollins Ln, Hampsthwaite, Harrogate HG3 2EJ
Here are the provisional start times (for those who deferred entry from a previous event); this list will be updated during the week.
General Entry: the BMBO website is undergoing maintenance, so its a manual entry with bank transfer details for your entry fee.
|Adult Day Rider
|Adult BMBO Member
|Youth Day Rider
|Youth BMBO Member
Online entry closed – no entry on the day
CONFIRMED Start Times (updated 11-Dec-2020 18:23)
||Kevin Francis (Run)
||Vicky Bailey (Run)
||Andy Chapman Gibbs
||Verity Chapman Gibbs
Course Map – Hampsthwaite 12-12-2020
Here’s the blank course map for Richmond next Saturday October 3rd. This event is now full as we’ve reached the capacity for this event. If you can’t come, please use the form below to let us know. Rider start times are in the post below too.
Map — 20201003-Richmond events
Please note the following for the event:
- Please park as directed on the grass at the edge of the golf course
- If you need to visit the clubhouse to use the locker room before you ride, please take care crossing the 3rd Fairway
- Face masks are now compulsory in all areas of the clubhouse except when seated in the bar/restaurant to eat or drink.
- Hand Sanitisation upon entry & exiting is compulsory
- Please do not approach the start until the previous riders have left.
- You are welcome to use the clubhouse after your ride but please take care again crossing the 3rd fairway and remove any cycling shoes and helmets before you go in.
- Visitors (& Members) must not approach the bar for any reason. Tables will be clearly marked with a number which the staff will make a record of as you place your food or drinks order. A payment card must be given at the time of ordering i.e. Debit/Credit card. Staff will return to table with order and payment receipt.
- Each person sat at a table must now complete the new Track & Trace Slip detailing their Name, Contact Details and Time of entry etc.
Tony Thornley ran an excellent event yesterday, which included some great mapping.The updated results are here.
Here’s his report:
“Thank you all for coming and for the many kind comments.
An especial thank you to my beautiful assistants, Pete and Ali, and to Tim for printing the maps.
The church car park donations raised £50 for which thanks to all who contributed.
I hope the map worked well for you. I’ve always felt it would be better to make the viable routes, whether road or off-road, clearer for MTBO events, and to give more cyclability information. From the routes (below) you can see that both Ian and Al did their best to avoid the really miserable tracks across Ilkley Moor and around points 16 and 26. I don’t think anyone got to 16 but one or two made 30 by the Twelve Apostles.
The challenge was to decide the best route at the outset. Most people opted for the North loop and then used the road route via 25 towards Riddlesden. Very few people got down to the canal, although it is very fast going. Rob King gets the prize for the longest distance cycled without getting any points – from 26 to the finish.
I hope no-one had too many problems with the awful bit of bridleway down from Langbar at point 24 back to Addingham. I deliberately extended the map to give the option of using the road to the NW; although a lot longer and not flat I suspect it may be quicker.
Hope to see you all, virus permitting, at the Washburn Valley event on April 18th.
Ilkley showing winners routes
Pickering Forest Organiser’s Comments
Pickering Forest Finish
Thanks to Michael Brough for another excellent course in a great forest which was somehow still enjoyable despite the very wet conditions. Thanks as ever to Jens for another excellent map, Barbara Willis and John Dixon for helping on the day and Ray Morriss, Andrew Windrum, Peter Swanborough and John Rawden who helped Michael collect the controls in after they had finished.
Congratulations to Andrew Windrum winning M40 (and overall) with an impressive ride visiting almost all of the controls for 495 points; Tim Evans M50-403; Sheila Pearce W40 (and first Woman)-344; John Dixon winning M60 for the first time this year-314; Steve & Andrea Foster X50 and first Mixed -293; Chris & Roy Partington Gen-210.
You can follow their routes using the splits file and course map here.
2015 Cropton and Newtondale 30000 Working Drawing with Controls 1st August
It was disappointing that there were only 56 riders and we need to start increasing our numbers if we are going to break even this year so please let your friends know about our events. I thoroughly enjoyed my ride despite the weather. The tracks were really tough so I didn’t have the time to get over to Needle Point once I crossed the road unlike Andrew Windrum.
We have got 4 more events this month!!
Sunday 6th September – Moors Marathon – 4 routes of 100/75/50/25k starting from the Fox & Rabbit with all profits going to the Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team. Commemorative mugs for all finishers. We have only got 25 entries so please enter online or email your details if you want to reserve a map. I still need 2 more control marshals if you would like to help.
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September – OMM Bike in Swaledale and all courses on both days are included in the NYMBO league. You can enter the Polaris, Long or Short courses on the OMM event site at www.theomm.com until Sept 11th. Youcan enter the 3 hour course on either day at www.bmbo.org.uk until Sept 16th. We have already had 75 pre-entries (as well as 150 runners) so it promises to be a great weekend. I have planned the courses and Jens has drawn the map.
Sunday 27th September – Cleveland Hills. Conrad & Jill have planned a cracking course from the Lord Stones Cafe at Carlton Bank.
I hope you can make it to one or more of them.
Sorry for the delay in publishing the map, you can download it by clicking on the image – please note it’s a bigger file than usual so may take some time.
Other details for Saturday are in yesterdays post
Maps for Sunday are here
Dalby Forest MBO 21-Sep-14
The map without controls for Dalby isn’t available yet, my apologies, but instead here’s a copy of the 2011 map which has a similar competition area with Parking, Registration and the Finish at the Fox and Rabbit but the Start 3km away at Seivedale.
Here are some notes from Dave Lloyd:
As ever, Dalby will offer a choice of wellmaintained forest roads and world class single track although some of the previously used smaller paths and rides have either disappeared or are likely to be affected by seasonal undergrowth.
The start is in the forest at the foot of Sievedale and will be marked from the event centre (so please allow 15 minutes) but the Finish will be back at the Fox & Rabbit.
Some footpaths around Low Dalby and Adderstone Rigg are pedestrian only and will be marked as out of bounds, as will a small area of Sneverdale Rigg above Go Ape. A paintball area is being developed near Dixon’s Hollow and the single track may have diversions.
These will be signposted in the forest but not marked on the map. There are no controls sited directly on the single track route but if you choose to use it you must ride in the direction indicated at the entry points and obey any deviation signs.
Moors Marathon Routes
Can be found here:
Maps for both of this weekend’s events are below.
It’s not too late to enter online – just click the link above to be directed to the BMBO site for online entry.
Details for the events are on the detailed fliers in the Events section.
If you’re coming to Wykeham on Monday the event centre is at Hackness Village Hall and it is definitely a good idea to avoid Scarborough on a bank holiday.
Steve will signpost the route through Forge Valley from East Ayton on the A170.
Anybody using the A64 should turn left 1 mile north of the Staxton roundabout and follow the B1261 through Seamer and Irton to East Ayton.
Anybody coming from the north should leave the A171 between Cloughton and Burniston.
Our popular feature from last year is back! You can now check out the area map for Sutton Bank this weekend, without controls of course!
Fingers crossed for a good weather forecast and great riding conditions – there’s still time to enter if you haven’t yet!