Swaledale Blank Map now available – online entry closes on Thursday night

A small tweak to the map to clarify that it’s a 4 hour event (not 5 as on the previous version)

Here’s the blank map for next Sunday’s event in Swaledale.

Online entry here by midnight Thursday please, all other details in the previous post

Steve says “Don’t forget to download Maprun6 onto your Smart phone before you arrive as we are not using SportIdent. Free coffee and cake to all finishers. Spot prizes to the first riders at 5 controls


Malham Report | Swaledale Entry for Sunday Sep 12th is open

Here’s Simon’s report for the Malham event last weekend.

Online entry for Swaledale on SUNDAY September 12th is here


Despite the unfortunate cancellation of Bank Holiday Monday’s event, it was great to see nearly forty riders heading off in glorious weather at Malham. Even better was seeing so many smiling faces and hearing so many positive comments upon their return four hours later. Conditions were near perfect with nearly everywhere on the map riding superbly.

My main planning aim was to try and provide a few alternative tracks to compliment some of the usual Malham ‘classics’. I also wanted to try and shrink the total area slightly whilst still giving a variation of routes. Those who ventured to the southeast corner of the map seemed to enjoy these ‘new’ Bridleways.

Things turned out very competitive throughout the results and particularly close at the top despite a good variety of routes. It looks like experience triumphed over youth this year as M50’s filled the top 3 places.

Overall honours and the splendid Malham Show Mbo trophy went to Ifor Powell who scored 395 points just piping Conrad Ellison by 4 points with David Cowgill just 2 points behind Conrad in third.

Ian Furlong was top M21 finisher in 4th overall after Nuno Cerqueria suffered a few too many lateness penalties. John Hollows took the Ebike class in 5th overall while Chris Smith took the M60 honours in 9th. Ray Morriss pipped John Dixon in M70, top Mix pair were Molly & Dean Ralphson with Jeffrey & Laura Barber taking the Generation class. Not only did Karen Blackburn triumph in W70 but she was also the top lady overall with Jill Ellison taking W50 and Helen Bagley W60.

Full results here

Overall honours and the splendid Malham Show Mbo trophy went to Ifor Powell (presented by Tim)

If there was a prize for commitment it would have to go to poor Mark Rowley who upon discovering that he’d left an mtb shoe at home still managed over two hours wearing just one! Commiserations Mark.

I’d like to thank the many people who contributed as usual to make the event possible:

Chris Wildman and the Malham Show team for their help with the venue. Tim Evans, Steve Willis and Dave Robertson for their invaluable help with organisation ,Tim again for another great map and Tony Brand-Barker for his help at both the finish and tracking down the ‘missing’ rider who didn’t download after finishing.

Finally, massive thanks to all the control collectors below who helped ensure we were all home before dark:

Ifor Powell, James Chilcott, John Dixon, Ray Morriss, Tony Brand-Barker, David Cowgill, David Collins and Tim Evans.


Blank map for Malham on Saturday 28th now available – entries close Thursday 26th

Here’s the blank course map for the Malham event next weekend.

Online entry is here (closes midnight Thursday 26th)

It’s a four hour event, with registration from 09.00-10.15 and starts from 09.30-10.30.

Entry includes your ticket for the Malham Show, which you can enjoy after your ride!

Remember, there’s no NYMBO event on the Bank Holiday Monday this year, so Malham offers a great opportunity to ride in the Yorkshire Dales.

Next event – Malham – Saturday 28th August

Our next event is on the Bank Holiday Weekend, and is back at the Malham Show, as usual your entry fee into this event also includes entry into the show after your ride.

Online entry is here and is open until midnight Thursday 26th – the blank course map should be available on the website this weekend.

Sadly, this year it’s not been possible to also run an event on the Bank Holiday Monday as part of the Ebor White Rose weekend.

There are two more events for this years NYMBO league – the four our event in Fremington on Sunday Septmber 12th; and at Kildale on Saturday October 2nd.

Updated flier is here

Grantley Race Report

Thanks to Neil and Graham for their hard work in putting on the Grantley event, which following the pandemic delays finally went ahead on a hot July day. Their race report is below.

The results from the event are here; and the updated league after three events is here – thanks to John Dixon for managing the league.

Next events: The next NYMBO events are scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend, at Malham on the Saturday and the Ebor White Rose on the Monday. We’ll confirm both those events just as soon as we have details available.

Grantley 17th July 2021 – Race Report

En route to control 24

It was great to see such a good turnout given the blistering hot weather and the need to pre enter online.

This event was originally scheduled to take place in May 2020 from Sawley Village Hall but was obviously cancelled due to the pandemic. As we were unable to rebook Sawley we decided to move the event centre to Grantley which we last used in 2017.

Graham and I had hoped to plan a course with a variety of route choice and terrain. We also hoped that given the right conditions and riders it may have been possible to clear up. In that respect thanks to overall winner Andy Conn who almost proved us right, by visiting 27 of the 30 controls and finishing with 482 points. Congratulations also to the other category winners  Harry Kingston, ( M21 – 459 points), Paul Dobson (M60 – 360 points), John Dixon (M70 – 375 points), Naomi Malkin (W21 – 250 points), Carmen Elphick (W40 – 210 points) , Jill Ellison (W50 – 305 points) and Angela Brand-Barker (W60 – 265 points).

Despite our initial fears on seeing the majority of rider head north from the start, thereafter it appears there was a wide variety of route choices. Despite the heat, a few mechanicals and nettle / bramble scars it appears most of you enjoyed your rides and thanks for the positive comments.

It was good to see some new faces and hope you make to the next events and spread the word.  

Thanks to Dave Robertson for web support, Steve Willis for running the registration and Tim Evans who eventually arrived to oversee the download !

Also many thanks to Shelia Pearce, John Dixon and Tim Evans for volunteering to collect controls along with Graham and myself.    

Apologies for anyone I may have missed

Best Wishes

Neil Reed & Graham Tibbot (Planners)

20210717 - Grantley w controls
20210717 – Grantley w controls

Next event – Grantley – Saturday 17th July

It’s just under two weeks until our next event on Saturday July 17th. It’s a four hour event with the event centre at Grantley Village Hall.

Online Entry Saturday 17th (closes midnight Wednesday 14th)

We’ve kept event prices low this year:
Seniors £10;
Juniors, Students, Novices: £5
Own SI card – deduct £1

Remember it’s online entry only no entry on the day – blank course map will be available next weekend.

Event Centre: Grantley Village Hall – 4 miles west of Ripon HG4 3PJ (GR 233699)
Duration: 4 hours
Registration: 0915 – 1015
Start Time: 0930- 1030

The event will use the SI timing system and the controls will be SIAC enabled. If you need a dibber, these will be available at registration in the hall. .

Car Parking is in the school opposite Grantley Village Hall (for approx 20 vehicles). Additional car parking is available in a field approx 500m west along Skelding Lane (first turn L after the village hall then turn right after the second house into the field-  this will be signposted).

Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits will be available. There is also a pub next door (Grantley Arms) which according to their website should be open.

Bearing in mind this event was originally scheduled for 2020 the area is very similar to the  Markington event held in May 2021. As such it is undulating terrain with a good mix of singletrack,  tracks and roads and plenty of route choice for all.

As usual we will be asking for volunteers to collect the controls after the event – any volunteers are always much appreciated !

Neil Reed & Graham Tibbot

2021 League positions after 2 events

Here are the league details after our first two events – thanks to John Dixon for sorting this out.

League 2021
Event 1
22 May
Event 2
12 June
Y18ben collins185.785.7 
Y18jake powell171.6 71.6
 GENERATION (1 < 18 & 1 > 18)    
GENjeffrey & laura barber176.076 
GENalistair + martyn broadest15.85.8 
 MALE 18 – 40    
M21ian nixon2200.0100100
M21chris dodd2165.677.288.4
M21ian furlong198.6 98.6
M21jack page166.5 66.5
M21harry dillon15.4 5.4
 FEMALE 18 < 40    
W21egg cameron154.1 54.1
 MALE 40 < 50    
M40carrick armer178.4 78.4
M40steve wilson173.0 73
M40chris edwards166.2 66.2
M40greg barton162.2 62.2
M40ian nightingale155.655.6 
 FEMALE 40 < 50    
W40rachael markham147.3 47.3
W40carmen elphick130.730.7 
 MALE 50 < 60    
M50andy conn2198.110098.1
M50tim evans2172.684.887.8
M50david collins2155.268.786.5
M50richard wise2106.459.147.3
M50alan powell191.4 91.4
M50colin johnson290.958.532.4
M50oliver anderson290.958.532.4
M50mark rowley189.2 89.2
M50simon caldwell182.282.2 
M50warren mason181.1 81.1
M50neil reid178.4 78.4
M50andy windrum177.577.5 
M50simon coiley177.0 77
M50phil williams176.076 
M50steven colllins174.674.6 
M50jeff mew171.6 71.6
M50douglas nisbet165.865.8 
M50graham farrell158.558.5 
M50simon waller148.6 48.6
M50tim edwards + bryan websdale144.744.7 
M50graeme tiffany/steve wigglesworth143.2 43.2
M50graham ramsden130.730.7 
 FEMALE 50 < 60    
W50angela brand-barker2123.462.660.8
W50sarah slade2113.165.847.3
W50sue booth176.076 
W50helen bagley127.827.8 
 MALE  60 < 70    
M60tony brand-barker2124.573.151.4
M60jeff harris2112.962.950
M60john deighton284.426.358.1
M60jeff barber176.8 76.8
M60chris swift172.272.2 
M60alan kitchener171.671.6 
M60steven wood171.671.6 
M60steve wood163.5 63.5
M60robert king159.5 59.5
M60iain grant158.558.5 
M60mark kerr158.558.5 
M60john birtwistle151.4 51.4
M60johnn lebeter151.4 51.4
M60michael barnard140.940.9 
 FEMALE  60 < 70    
W60ceri williams278.526.352.2
W60susan birtwistle131.1 31.1
W60liz potterton121.921.9 
 MALE > 70    
M70steve willis2151.877.574.3
M70tony thornley164.364.3 
M70Ejohn burkinshaw162.2 62.2
 FEMALE > 70    
 MIXED 18 < 40    
 MIXED 40 < 50    
X40greg barton + claire riley148.248.2 
 MIXED 50 < 60    
X50gill + paul crane173.773.7 
X50karena hanley + keith dawson165.565.5 
 MIXED > 60    
X60andrea & steve foster2145.98164.9