I AM VERY SORRY BUT THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED (at 7am on Saturday morning) DUE TO THE SNOW THAT HAS FALLEN OVERNIGHT AND THE SLEET THAT IS FORECAST FOR THIS MORNING. If you have entered the event online your fee will be refunded by BACS or credited towards your next NYMBO event. Please let Steve Willis know what you want to do.


Stanley Grove at 7am

February ride is next week – blank map of Slingsby course is here…

Final Winter Event next Saturday – course map now available – it’ll probably be muddy!

Brendon's been out checking the route...

Brendon’s been out checking the route…

This event is at Slingsby next Saturday 11th February, planned by Brendon Smurthwaite
Registration at The Grapes Inn 0915 -1015, starts from 0930-1030
Enter online by Wednesday and save £1

Otherwise, please use the email form here to let me know you’re coming and reserve a map.

Beckwithshaw Results & Comments

It’s exactly 20 years since I planned my first ever MBO course at the Eborienteers event on Allerthorpe Common  in 1997!! Thanks to Tim Evans for planning today’s excellent course, Jens for another excellent map and the staff at the Smiths Arms for coping with an unexpected number of riders. It’s a beautiful area between Harrogate and Wharfedale with pleasant country lanes and bridleways without too many severe hills. It was brilliant to see so many riders who all enjoyed the course and congratulations to our first ever female overall winner – Pippa Archer (W21) with 400 points. The other class winners were Steve Turland & Tim Harvey M40-395, Tony Thornley M60-380 (in his first MBO event), Geoff Moorhouse & Andrea Foster X60-295, Steve & Ben Collins (Gen-294), Karen Blackburn W70-294. I thoroughly enjoyed my ride as usual and decided to head west which worked well until the less than excellent bridleway east of #16. My route was 1 6 26 11 21 2 17 27 7 28 13 3 20 12 22 16 23 19 9. I’ve asked the leading riders to post their routes here so that you can see where they went.



Our next event is at the Grapes Inn at Slingsby on the north edge of the Howardian Hills on Saturday 11th February. Hope to see you there. Steve

Blank Map for Beckwithshaw now available

Blank Map for Beckwithshaw now available – come mountain biking next Saturday!

Our third winter event is at Beckwithshaw next Saturday 21st January, planned by Tim Evans
Registration at The Smiths Arms 0915 -1015, starts from 0930-1030
Enter online by Wednesday 18th January – save £1!

Otherwise, please use the email form here to let me know you’re coming and reserve a map.

Blank Map for Beckwithshaw | 21st January 2017 | Updated


Here is the fixture list for next year. No changes from this year. Same prices, 10 events with your best 5 score to count and spot prizes at every event.  Thanks to the 10 volunteers who have offered to plan the events. Offers of help on the day are always welcome especially control collection.

nymbo-2017-league-fixtures (updated 12-Feb-2017)

Have a great Christmas and I hope to see you in 2017.

Cheers, Steve

Newton on Ouse Results

Here are the results so please let me know if there are any mistakes


Here is the map so that you can see where you would have ridden


Congratulations to the leading riders (I’ll ask them to post their routes) and it was great to see 59 riders just 2 weeks before Christmas.  I thoroughly enjoyed my ride without ever getting higher than 34 metres above sea level so no chance to relax as their were no down hill sections other than the railway bridges! My route was 11 20 26 3 1 19 2 8 6 15 4 7 24 30 28 18 16 14 23 10 and I was just disappointed that my map was folded just south of Helperby so I turned left 800m of #29. Thanks to Andrew for an excellent course which I thought was going to be too large when I saw the 1-60,000 map but he was right as usual. Andy Conn might have cleared up if he hadn’t split his tyre. Thanks to Jens for another excellent map and to the staff at the Blacksmiths Arms for their friendly welcome. Our next event is on January 21st at Beckwithshaw which will be slightly hillier. Hope to see you there.

Merry Christmas, Steve

PS Our apartment in Samoens is still free for a few weeks this ski season (including February half-term and Easter) so get in touch if you are interested.

Planner’s Comments

First of all thank you all for coming, it was amazing to see so many people out in such warm weather.  I hope you enjoyed yourselves.  When Steve asked if I could organise a winter treasure hunt I was expecting about 10 people to turn up so was massively surprised when Steve said on Thursday that there were 40 pre entries.
The area around Newton, as you now know, is very flat so I decided to spread the controls out and use a 1:60,000 scale.  Despite that there were some excellent high scores and Andy Conn had already scored 250 in his first hour before a puncture out a stop to his dominance.  He might take an inner tube on his next race.  The legend that is Tim Evans was the overall winner demonstrating just how good this sport is that a gentlemen of his maturity 😉 can perform so well. At the other end of the spectrum we had quite a number of young kids taking part which was great to see.