Results from today’s sunny event are here – much better riding conditions than the last time we were here! Full report to follow.
It’s three weeks until our next event in Nidderdale on Saturday 19th May. It’s a 4 hour event, and it’s planned by Neil Reed:
Needless to say that during the planning process in March and April the weather has been at best damp and the ground has been soft and slippery – although my so called racing tyres no doubt didn’t help in that respect !
The event area is essentially an 8 km radius around the registration and finish based at Grewelthorpe Village hall just south of Masham. The River Ure runs through the area with limited crossing points which could be a factor in route choice.
The controls are spread on a selection of roads, tracks and bridleways. I had initially envisaged it might be a “fast” course, however there are enough hills and given the current soft ground this might not be the case !
We hope to provide basic refreshments but I am reliably informed there is a café in the village that should be open all day.
Car Parking has kindly been provided by Newholme Campsite located approximately 500m south of the village hall. I will try to ensure the usual signage is in place.
Look forward to seeing you the event.
The weather’s warmed up and it’s time for our first league event of 2018!
This is the first event in the 2018 NYMBO series.
The event centre is at KELDY CABINS YO18 8HW; 5 miles north of the A170 at Pickering.
3 hour event.
REGISTER 11.30 – 12.45 STARTS 12.00 – 13.00
There is a café at Keldy Cabins courtyard next to the start so should be hot drinks and snacks available before and after the event.
Event parking is on the forest road north of the cabins. Please be aware that this is also one of the possible routes for riders leaving the start or returning to the finish so take great care and give way to riders.
Andy Parsons’ planner’s update:
There was snow on the ground when I rode the course to check out control sites back in March. I’m sure the on the day the snow will be long gone and the routes a lot faster than I rode it. However, given all the recent rain the smaller tracks will be slow or very slow and so best avoided. Some of the steep sections of single track are very technical and slippery so please take due care, especially the routes down into Newtondale on the eastern edge of the map. The great thing about Cropton and Newtondale Forests is the network of gravel forest tracks with plenty of fast riding route choice.
Most of the controls are situated on or close to gravel forest roads or a minor road, which should allow you to take some fast routes around the forest. There are a few controls on potentially linked by softer route, so think carefully over the direction you travel to visit these. Even if there are shorter routes between controls cutting across between main tracks it will generally be quicker to take longer routes on harder tracks.
If you weren’t able to make today’s event at Hawes, here’s a reminder of the 2018 league events: NYMBO 2018 Poster
It’s the final ‘treasure hunt’ format MBO event next Saturday 10th March, lets hope the adverse weather conditions of the last few days will have passed. Online updates on this website, Facebook & Twitter in the event of any need to cancel.
Event centre: Stage1Cycles, Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT
REGISTER 9.15 -10.15 STARTS 9.30 – 10.30
Thanks to all the brave souls who turned out to the rain that wasn’t forecast , which thankfully cleared up. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves, the feedback seemed positive.
I have enjoyed planning this event although weather conditions have resulted in the planning being a bit later than I wanted and I ended up in a snow storm two weeks ago, you can see the ride on viewranger and some of the clues including a few that I decided against http://my.viewranger.com/track/details/Njc0ODY1MQ==
I still find new locations and things I hadn’t seen before. I had forgotten how undulating the valley was but managed to ride down all of the bridleways I attempted bar one so made that clear to you all. I decided to reduce the area from the last event 4 years ago and looking at the scores I think I got it about right, I haven’t checked if all the controls were visited but I know all the 30 pointers were visited but nobody visited them all. I also took out some controls last week as some of the bridleways were pretty grim. Congratulations to the category winners and commiserations to Ian Nixon who was on for the win but had a series of mechanicals 1 hour 48 minutes in when climbing the hill out of Darley so had to limp back and arrived 32 minutes late. Please could the winners post your routes.
Thanks must go to Bridget my long suffering better half for helping out with Registration along with Simon Coiley and to the Queens Head for excellent facilities, a very cordial welcome, and superb food. They would like us back!