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.
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
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 entryfees: 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.
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…….