Malham Show Report
Thank you for all the positive comments at the finish despite your exhaustion from all that climbing! Results are here
I enjoyed planning in such beautiful countryside. It was obviously a little drier and faster on my planning rides. Having got soaked a good few times and even hailed on during Friday while setting out controls I was worried how soggy the going may get. Luckily, I don’t think anywhere deteriorated too much and all the views remained stunning with the weather finally blessing us on the day!
Massive thank you to all that helped make the event possible. Firstly as always to Steve Willis for help and guidance on the organisation side along with Chris Wildman from the Malham Show end.
Big thank you to Tim Evans for another great map and his invaluable help with setting out on Friday meaning that I had time for tea! Also, special mention for Geoff Moorhouse and family for manning the computer, registration and download.
Last but not least to all the control collectors after such an exhausting ride!:
Graham Tibbot, Ray Morris, John Rawden, Sion James, Ifor Powell, Kevin Moorhouse-Smith and Steve & Ben Collins.
Route wise, I aimed to make it a little harder decision at the start with which hill to set off up first and then give you plenty of options or headaches from there!
Hopefully I succeeded to some extent? From the results and comments there did seem to be some good variation in routes. I think perhaps there is scope to reduce the size of the area and map next time.
Congratulations to all class winners: Graham Tibbot for another impressive ride (1st overall and M21) with Ifor Powell a close second and taking M50 honours. Excellent rides from Ray Morris (M70) in 6th o/all and Angela Brand-Barker (W50) and 10th o/all. Erika Tibbot (W21), Clare De Faye (W60), Karen Blackburn (W70), Tony Brand-Barker (M60), Richard Murray (M40), Andrea & Steve Foster (X50), Christine & John Myerscough (X60), Steve & Ben Collins (Gen) and Jill Ellison (W40).
In the 2 hour course honours were taken by Kevin & Madeline Moorhouse-Smith.
Sorry if I have missed anybody. Look forward to seeing everyone at Duncombe Park.
Can we please just remind riders that footpaths are always out of bounds unless expressed otherwise or marked permissive on the map (we had a couple of riders reported to have used one).