Masham Organiser’s Comments

Thanks to David Day for another excellent course in Wensleydale (and he has already offered his services for next year). It wasn’t as cold as the last time we started at Masham but it was definitely a lot wetter and muddier. Thanks as ever to Jens for an excellent map and the helpers who made everything run smoothly as well as Masham Methodist Church for an excellent event centre and very welcoming refreshments. Congratulations to the category winners especially Andy Conn (M40) who won overall with 452 points, Graham Fielding (M50) 435, Martin & Max Vesty (G) 425 and 3rd overall, Rik Thompson (M21) 378, Geoff Moorhouse (M60) 372, Andrea & Steve Foster (X50) 310, Karen Clark (W50) 295. You can follow their splits and check out the map on the NYMBO web site.
I thoroughly enjoyed my ride again despite the mud. Colsterdale is a hidden gem of a valley and the track past Slipstones Crags really is badly eroded but it made for a pleasant walk. The byway past #55 was hard work but, thanks to the early riders who picked up most of the thorns from the cut hedges, I was lucky to get through without a puncture.
It was great to see so many riders staying for the Prizegiving and congratulations to the NYMBO and BMBO champions. Both updated league tables will soon be posted on both websites so I will write a separate article then. Thanks to Richardson Cycles for the bike parts and Yorkshire dales Brewery for the alcohol. Thanks also to Tony Harker of Muddybums for getting the tee shirts at a very reasonable price and Chris Lightfoot of Keith James Jewellers in Richmond for cost price engraving.

The next NYMBO event is a 3 hour MBO Score event in Swaledale on Saturday 30th November. We will be using the Permanent course so don’t forget your pen and Parking/Start/Finish is at the Dales Biking Centre. This will be followed by the BMBO AGM at Grinton Youth Hostel at 2pm. Hope to see you there.
There will be 2 more winter events in January near Harrogate and February near York. Further details later.
There will be 11 events in the 2014 NYMBO league and I have had offers to plan 5 of them already. Please let me know if you want to volunteer or if you have any opinions on areas, dates, lengths. There won’t be a NEMBOS league next year which is why there are 2 extra events. However, I am planning the Spring Polaris (OMM Bike) next year in the Northeast (and the Autumn event in the North)!
Thanks for supporting our events this year and hope to see you again in 2014.
Steve
2013 Masham 50000 Working Drawing with Controls 12th October

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