It’s one week until the first proper NYMBO event of 2013. Dave Evans has planned an excellent course on the better bridleways and country lanes on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. You can read about Dave’s planning on the website. Hopefully, despite the wintry conditions in the last week the tracks will be as good as they were at this time last year. Please pre-enter by Wednesday to guarantee a pre-marked map and it will save you £1 if you do it online at BMBO. You can find the event flier here
2013 Leagues: Jens Strain has produced excellent posters for both the NYMBO and NEMBOS 2013 leagues – please print off copies for your local bike shop and your friends/riding groups and encourage them to have a go.
There are no major changes for 2013 but the 2 hour course has been replaced by a Novice option (at half price). BMBO membership is no longer free so please make sure that you rejoin for the year before your first event – it’s only £6 (and there are now discounts from a range of brand sponsors).
New for 2013: We’re going to experiment with publishing the area map (without controls) for each event on the web sites at 8pm on Tuesday before the event. The start and finish will be marked so that you can find the event and hopefully it will be less daunting for newcomers than seeing the map for first time when you register.
Last year we didn’t do quite as well at getting the results published as we would like. So this year, there’s a new results area, that’s a part of our website. This will include the main results table and all the splits in one place. To test it the 2012 event results are all there if you want to have a look. It’s not quite finished yet, so any feedback would be welcome.
The website is also having a spring clean! Based on feedback, the menu is improved, the layout and design has changed and some of the clutter has gone. It also now works properly at www.nymbo.org.uk Please do get in touch if there are any other improvements you would like to see.
Want to help out at an event?: We have a small but enthusiastic band of helpers but if you want to join them (and get a free ride) please let me know. There is always space for a few more – especially control collectors after the event.
Hope to see you at one of the events in 2013!