The next NYMBO event is at Kettlesing on February 17th, entry here
The provisional league dates for 2018 were published a couple of weeks ago, but the April event (proposed as Dalby Forest) needs a course planner. As we’ve done plenty of events there previously there are previous course maps to draw inspiration from – please get in touch if you’d like to volunteer.
There are no plans for a Moors Marathon at the moment – would be good to hear if this is something that should be considered – please leave comments on this article. This would also need some willing volunteers to go ahead.
Here’s Rik’s report about the Tadcaster event:
I would like to thank everyone who turned up to ride the event, I seemed as though everyone had a good time, even Steve Willis who got 5 punctures and came back so late he lost a lot of his hard earned points.
I really enjoyed planning the event as I grew up in Tadcaster and used to ride a loop round Catterton, Healaugh and back down the old coach road when I began riding mtb all those years ago. This time I wanted to use the network of minor roads to the East of Tad as I hoped it would give plenty of route choice to get you all thinking, I rode the area a few days before Christmas and the tracks were in good condition but unfortunately hedges had been cut and there were quite a few punctures on the day, I was also told by locals that the coach road that I told everyone was ok was muddier than ever before. At least the weather was a lot kinder than two years ago although it is definitely warmer riding than sitting outside a pub at this time of year!
I hope all of you who had food were refuelled adequately, it was nice to go back to the Coach and Horses which is under new management following the flooding which devastated it in the weeks after the last event leaving it closed for many months, the flood water was almost as deep as the bar I believe.
It was good to see that Tim Evans made good use of the fact that I did all the map work for him meaning that he could ride the event competitively and with a good score of 425 meant that the map was just right so even the fast boys (and girls) still had to decide which controls to bag and which to leave.