Thanks to Tim Evans for an excellent course and better weather than this weekend last year which meant that we had 55 riders. No snow and it didn’t start raining constantly until we had all finished. Thanks to the Wellington Inn for an excellent event centre and Jens Strain for another clear and accurate map. It’s a great area for riding at this time of year with such an intricate network of quiet country lanes linked by short bridleways – although I did push my bike up the worst one through Heck Gill Farm. Congratulations to the category winners especially Ed Oliver Evans with a brilliant score of 430. He used his local knowledge and cyclo-cross bike to good effect possibly helped by good map-reading skills and a reasonable level of fitness.
We will be back at the other side of the valley for our final event of the season in October. Before then, we have another winter event from the Blackamoor at Bridge Hewick near Ripon Racecourse next month with the league starting at Sutton Bank on March 15th.
There have been a few changes to the fixtures so please make sure that you download the up to date poster from the NYMBO web page and take copies to your local bike shops, biking groups and friends.