Just 5 days to go until the final NYMBO League event of 2013. Online entry closes on Wednesday and can be done here. Entry on the day is also available, but it would help if you email Steve so we print enough maps.
Don’t forget that this event starts earlier than usual between 10.00 and 11.00am
There is no slip road to Masham from the upgraded A1(M) so please leave the A1 at Leeming Bar from the north or the A61 from the south.
Please park in the square which is 400m south of the A6108 Ripon to Leyburn road and pay 50p in the honesty box for parking in the square.
Registration is in the Methodist Chapel on nearby Park Street where refreshments will be on sale before and after your ride.
This is the last event in the National (BMBO) and Regional (NYMBO) leagues so please stay for the prizegiving at 3.30 to congratulate the category winners.
Will all 2012 BMBO champions please make sure that their trophies are returned at or before the event?
Masham Moors is a varied area – there are some farm lanes and minor roads, some exposed moorland bridleways – make sure that you come equipped for North Yorkshire weather in October. Expect a few hills in the south and west side of the map.
The A6108 passes through the area, control location does not encourage competitors to make much use of it but be aware that it is the busiest road on the map. It is however wide and has mainly good visibility.
The bridleway to the west of Slipstone Crags in Colsterdale has been deeply eroded by motorcycles and water, be prepared to walk if using the worst section – marked on the map with black lines across the bridleway; there is a route choice which avoids this damaged section. Also in Colsterdale there is a ford at Gollinglith Foot – if river levels are high, a footbridge to the south would be a safe crossing point.
Here’s the map without controls for you to look at – click on the map to get the full image.