Wensleydale Event Report

Wensleydale MBO Organiser’s Comments

Thanks to Mike Allenby at Stage1Cycles for an excellent event centre and for planning the course then providing everyone with discount vouchers; Tim Evans for another excellent map; and Geoff Moorhouse for looking after Registration and Download despite being unable to ride and all of the control collectors.

Saturday was one of the wettest days I have ever spent on my bike in the hills when I put out 10 controls around Addlebrough for Mike – winter jacket and tights with full waterproofs and my hood up underneath my helmet. Every track was a stream and the wind was howling so I’m just glad it wasn’t cold. We decided to close 4 fords and not use #52 to avoid the risk of anyone drowning. Fortunately, the Met Office got the forecast wrong again so it stopped raining and the wind dropped so the tracks had dried out overnight and the streams were following their normal course.

Course map

Congratulations to Graham Tibbott for yet another excellent score of 443; Mark Chryssanthou M40 390; Mark Rowley M50 393; John Rawden M60 300; Al & Jake Powell Gen 270; Jemima Parker outscoring the other ladies with 235 points and Dean & Molly Ralpheson winning the mixed at their first attempt with 253 points. You can follow all of their routes using the splits file and course map on the NYMBO site.

Prizes donated by Yorkshire Dales Brewery were presented to the winners of each category and the other leading riders will be receiving their NYMBO tee shirts as soon as they arrive.

M21 ​1st Graham Tibbott ​400.0

M40 ​1st David Lawrence​333.8​W40​1st Sheila Pearce​297.6

2nd Mark Chryssanthou​319.2

3rd Al Powell​309.1

4th Brendon Smurthwaite​307.0

M50​1st Mark Rowley​379.7​W50 ​1st Jill Ellison​254.3

2nd Conrad Ellison​357.5​2nd Angela Brand-Barker​222.0

3rd Simon Coiley​339.4

4th Tim Evans​334.2

M60​1st John Rawden​328.4​X50​1st Andrea & Steve Foster​265.1

2nd Dennis Jaques​290.7​2nd Christine & Ralph Defty​243.1

3rd Steve Willis​287.3

4th John Dixon​277.4

M70​1st Ray Morris​299.8​W70​1st Karen Blackburn​205.2

2nd David Day​264.4

There will be a series of winter events but we need a planner for an event near York in March. Details as soon as the dates have been approved by BMBO

Tim Evans has offered to co-ordinate the NYMBO 2019 League but he will need volunteers to plan the events so please let him know if you are willing.

Hope to see you next month near Richmond.

Steve

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Swaledale Report and updated results

Swaledale MBO Organiser’s Comments

Updated results here. Thanks to everyone who made the event possible:

  • the gamekeepers who raised no objections to an event in the shooting season and allowed us to use many private tracks where the public bridleways don’t exist
  •  Stuart & Brenda Price for an excellent event centre and Claire Brown for the parking field
  •  John Rawden, Mike Barnard and Dave Barker for helping put out controls on Saturday
  • Tim Evans for another excellent map and for looking after the Start
  • John Dixon for looking after Download
  • Ray Morriss, Mike Barnard, Simon Coiley, Graham Tibbot, Michael Connor, Al & Jake Powell and Stuart Price for collecting the controls after you had headed home – and it was a stunning evening!
  • the Met Office for getting the forecast so wrong

I thoroughly enjoyed planning the course and checking all of the bridleways in June. I reduced the size of the map so I was really pleased that Graham didn’t quite clear the controls. I tried to choose the better bridleways and leave out the indistinct and soft ones. It’s a great area and the weather on Sunday was perfect so everyone seemed to enjoy their rides.

#55 caused problems for a few riders. It was in exactly the right place as shown on the map and on the description sheet but it was 50m west of a very indistinct junction so please let me know if you couldn’t find it and I’ll give you the points!

Congratulations to Graham Tibbott for another excellent score of  503 only leaving out 2 controls; Jill Ellison outscoring the other ladies with 225 points and the Defty’s winning the mixed with 220 points. Plus a special mention to Autumn Grey (aged 6) who was out for over 3 hours and scored 55 points on the excellent Swale Trail.  You can follow all of their routes using the splits file and course map on the NYMBO site.

The final NYMBO league event of the season is at Stage One Cycles in Hawes, Wensleydale on Sunday 14th October with starts between 11.00 and 12.00. Please stay for the presentation afterwards to applaud the winners. Online entry here

Winter Events

There will be a series of winter events. I will plan one near Richmond in December, Tim Evans will plan one near Harrogate in February so please let me know if you would like to plan one in your area in November, January and March.

2019 League

Tim Evans has offered to so-ordinate the NYMBO 2019 League but will need volunteers to plan the events so please let him know if you are willing.

Hope to see you next month

Steve

Swaledale Results online

Swaledale results are online here

Full report tomorrow but thanks to John, Mike and Dave for helping putting the controls out on Saturday them Stu, Graham, Mike, Michael, Simon, Ray, Al & Jake for helping to collect them in so that I could enjoy collecting 5 on Harkerside and Apedale in the evening sunshine.

 

Event map for Swaledale next Sunday 23rd September – enter online now

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

The original post incorrectly said this event was on Saturday  – it’s on Sunday 23rd – apologies for any confusion.

5 hours of brilliant but tough riding in stunning scenery in the most northern of the Yorkshire Dales. It’s an uphill start unless you follow the river where the upgraded Swale Trail is now open for anyone wanting a gentler option.

Online entry here by midnight Thursday please

Registration and toilets are 200m from the car park at the Dales Bike Centre where the café is open all day.

Click here for the flier: registration from 0930 -1045, starts between 1000 – 1100

Event Address: Dales Bike Centre, Fremington, Reeth DL11 6AW GR 047988

Bunk house accommodation available so visit their website at https://www.dalesbikecentre.co.uk or ring 01748 884908

Directions to Event Centre: Parking is just north of the bridge over the River Swale on the B62701 mile SE of Reeth. You are ok to camp here or bring your caravan on Saturday night.

Event map for Swaledale next Sunday 23rd September – enter online now

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

5 hours of brilliant but tough riding in stunning scenery in the most northern of the Yorkshire Dales. It’s an uphill start unless you follow the river where the upgraded Swale Trail is now open for anyone wanting a gentler option.

Online entry here by midnight Thursday please

Registration and toilets are 200m from the car park at the Dales Bike Centre where the café is open all day.

Click here for the flier: registration from 0930 -1045, starts between 1000 – 1100

Event Address: Dales Bike Centre, Fremington, Reeth DL11 6AW GR 047988

Bunk house accommodation available so visit their website at https://www.dalesbikecentre.co.uk or ring 01748 884908

Directions to Event Centre: Parking is just north of the bridge over the River Swale on the B62701 mile SE of Reeth. You are ok to camp here or bring your caravan on Saturday night.