Almost 50 riders descended on the gloriously sunny but cold village of Galphay for NYMBO’s latest MapRun event although those that ventured into the SE corner found Ripon shrouded in fog. The frozen ground improved what would otherwise have been muddy BWs. The intricacies of MapRun are obviously being mastered by NYMBO riders – all of them are showing in the results although there will have to be some manual adjustments where riders are more than 5 minutes late. Nearly all tracks are visible on MapRun to enable riders to compare their routes, if yours is missing please try to upload onto MapRun [try saving your track as a GPX file & uploading this onto MapRun].
The maximum distance covered was 51km & there was a great variation of route choice; all controls were visited. 8 riders managed more than 8 points per kilometre ridden but top of this list was Jemima Parker with 8.97 pts/km.
Winners at Galphay were:
M: Martin Edwards = 396
MVet60: Paul Dobson = 310
W: Claire Riley = 276
MIX: Sally Buckworth & Saul Muldoon = 256
GEN & Youth: Miesko Lichtarowicz & James Harrison with Isaac Pressley = 265
Our thanks to The Galphay Inn & host Chris for hosting & feeding us after the event, we did fill the pub! Also thanks to Tom Simpson for recovering a Garmin bike computer mistakenly left on a wall by another rider. Due to the BMBO payment system not being operational a lot of work prior to the event was done by Tim Evans & Dave Robertson, and on the day Tim did a great job on registration – thank you both for making my planner’s work much easier.
If you did not pay on the day or carry out a bank transfer please do this ASAP.
David Day Planner
The unadjusted MapRun results for Saturday can be found here where you can follow the tracks fo other riders.
The consolidated final results adjusted for penalties and showing the category winners are here – Galphay Results – please check back to make sure your results are correct and get in touch with any issues. The control map will be available too
Next event is on February 25th at Hampsthwaite details will be sent out in mid February
A good number of people riding on Saturday which is great to see – don’t forget your exact money if you’re paying on the day. Bank transfer details will be sent by email on Friday mornig if you’ve not had them yet.
Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully your key resolution for 2023 is to ride a few more NYMBO events!!
We start this year with another of our two hour Winter Series events, this time at Galphay Moors, organised by David Day.
Event centreis The Galphay Inn, HG4 3NJ
We will be using the minor roads around Galphay & some hard surface bridleways, there will always be an option to avoid softer areas. 2 map notes that are important – a deep ford with a cobble bottom can be found at the west of the area, don’t try to go through; there is a door in the N wall of Studley Deer Park which can be used by bikes, both these are marked on the map. Take care on the B road runs through the south part of the map
Car parking: There is no car park of any size at the pub, please park tidily in the village with respect for residents.
Food is available at the pub, it will help the pub if we let them know our food selections in advance. The menu is below – if you’ve already entered please drop an email with your selection; otherwise please include your choice on the entry form.
The BMBO online entry system is still being fixed for payments, so please either complete a bank transfer (details will be sent separately if you don’t have them), or pay cash on the day (correct amount appreciated)
Thanks to the 17 riders who braved the weather forecast and were rewarded with a glorious day either side of the River Swale. It’s a pity there weren’t more riders because the tracks were all dry and the sun shone all morning. As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed planning the event and decided to make use of the cycle paths and rarely used bridleways around Catterick Garrison. This was a much more urban area than usual but I hope the busy roads didn’t detract from your enjoyment.
Hopefully, most of you rode the excellent track through the woods to visit 19 and 29 (sorry about the fallen tree) as well as the bridleway across Scotton Moor between 24 and 28. A few hardy souls braved the ford at 10 in Colburn village and everyone found the final climb back up to the golf club rather tough. (I have to do this regularly to get home)!!
I checked the course on my ebike riding 45km in 2:20 to visit all of the controls which was only just long enough as Nuno only missed one control although he needed and extra 10 minutes to win the Senior Mens Category. Tony was the first Veteran and he also managed to beat Angela who won the Ladies & Mixed category. Results summary attached here and the full results will be on the NYMBO site soon. Thanks to the staff at Richmond Golf Club for making us welcome and to John Dixon for his help. I’m writing this at 3pm and there’s thick fog across the golf course now Hopefully the online booking system will be fixed soon and you will be able to enter via the BMBO web site for our next event at Galphay near Ripon on January 21st. In the meantime, Merry Christmas and all the best for 2023 Steve
(And thanks to Steve for organising todays event!)
Hello everyone, as entries are a bit lower than expected for Saturday, so we’ve extended the entry deadline. Perhaps Tim’s experience today might convince you that signing up is a good plan!
Steve has planned a crackling course with much variety. Tim rode the course today in glorious sunshine , there was no mud , very little ice (the obvious puddles) and he really enjoyed the tracks through Catterick that weren’t the tarmac cycle paths he was expecting , we have lots of spare maps but please enter using this form on the NYMBO site and we will add you to the BMBO entry list (as this simplifies admin on the day). WE will accept Entry on the day, but in advance makes Steve’s admin easier.
Here’s the MapRun QR code to download the course map for Saturday (remember it’s PIN a protected until 9am so you won’t be able to view it). You can also find it be navigating to the NYMBO folder (see pathway in previous post)
Please reserve a map by Thursday and either pay on the day or by bank transfer (we’ll send bank details separately)
Reserve a map hereand pay with cash on the day on by bank transfer (BMBO online entry isn’t accepting payments at the moment). You can check your entry has been added by loooking at the entry list here
Great riding on bridleways both sides of the River Swale through pleasant countryside, army ranges and an old racecourse as well as some urban cycle paths. Lombard’s Wynd might prove a challenge if you leave it for your final climb!
The event will use MapRun so please download the map beforehand. (On MapRun select: UK-North Yorkshire-NYMBO-Winter2022–NYMBO Richmond – more details next week)
Collect your descriptions and pre-order any food in the club house. The Start is at the top of Gower Road so please take care riding across the 3rd fairway. Don’t open ‘Go to Start’ on MapRun until you get there as you have to go through the Finish which is on the edge of the course.
Please use the marked cycle paths around the Garrison (although they are not compulsory) but give way to all walkers as well as cars when you go back onto the roads.
After you have finished, please give way to any golfers when you ride back to the car park.
More event details to follow next week, including some photos to help to locate the golf club!
The weather had faired up slightly towards the weekend but some of the bridleways were still rather challenging. However, there was sufficient firmer surfaces and tarmac to give everyone a good choice of routes. The controls were distributed so that everyone could obtain a sizeable score and top riders had to go the extra mile (km?) to make the difference. The results show how close the spread was.
This was our second visit to Roots and they were good hosts. Rain set in towards the end of the
event and the café was well supported by many of the riders.
There was a hiccup with parking which might need considering for future events. Despite knowing how many riders were expected this didn’t translate into how much parking space was needed. We need to be more proactive in managing parking and, perhaps in light of the economic situation, even consider promoting car sharing somehow.
One minor technical map run item. At the BMBO AGM there were complaints that you could just ride with maprun and not do any fine navigation . The more astute of you noticed that control 20 wasn’t exactly at the road junction but on the bridleway junction on the other side of the road slightly south, the control descriptions also made this clear. If the app doesn’t register always check the map and the control description . Nuno might also suggest you turn off other notifications after his early turn round at Gilling .
Congratulations to the category winners
Martin Edwards was overall lead with a score of 475
If you expected your name to be shown, please drop Tim an email. We’re printing 15 extra maps, and payment on the day will be fine or we can let you have details for bank transfer.
You can still reserve a map by using this Entry Form
Parking is to the far rear of the car park. The finish is the gate at the end of the drive, into the farmyard. Parking area is to the right of this gate, in rows along the fence line. If someone gets the first few cars lined up the rest should understand the arrangement.
Registration is in the marquee opposite the cafe entrance.
The mapRun QR code and the Start/Finish Locations are below
John Dixon has planned our first winter event, which is on Saturday 19th November, and is based from the wonderful Roots Cafe in East Rounton. The blank course map is below along with a link to the flier for all the winter events. More details to follow in the run up to the event.