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!
Registration at The Queens Head 0915 -1015, starts from 0930-1030 (other details here)
This event touches on the network of lanes of Nidderdale with a few Bridleways to the north of the area. I have ridden all the off road routes that you are likely to use and in current conditions those marked as soft were rideable on a cross bike in a downhill direction , I had to walk up some of the hills.
The pub is offering breakfast and coffee before the ride so if anyone would like a bacon butty and/or a cup of coffee before hand can they please let me know on before Thursday 15th so I can let the pub know – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!
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.
Here are the results for today’s event at Tadcaster. (Corrected 28-Jan-18)
|G||Adrian Parker/ Luke Parker||415||0||415|
|X50||Andy & Corinne Parsons||315||0||315|
|X60||Andrea Foster/ Geoffery Moorhouse||300||0||300|
|W40||Jo Anderson/ Jemima Parker||255||7||248|
|M50||Ben Robinson/John Roelich||240||2||238|
|G||Paula Child/ Thomas Gill||150||3||147|
|X40||Sarah Dent/ Paul Spencer||DNF|
There’s still time! Even if you’ve not entered online, entries on the day are available at Tadcaster tomorrow morning. Tim’s printed about 15 extra maps, so plenty of time to get your bike ready! (Registration at The Coach & Horses 0915 -1015, starts from 0930-1030) details here
If you can’t make that, then the next event is now confirmed as at The Queens Head, Kettlesing on February 17th
In the meantime here are the provisional dates for the 2018 League
Please get in touch if you would like to plan one on any of the following dates. I’m also very happy for anyone to suggest any other areas or dates
It’s a more team-based approach to event organisation this year. Each of the planners will be the day event organiser, and will sort out the helpers beforehand and results, accounts and reports afterwards (that’s the same as most other BMBO events).
The other roles are split up like this:
- Equipment – Neil Reed
- Secretarial jobs & BMBO web page – Helen Pollard (Stage One Cycles)
- Maps – Tim Evans
- Results – John Dixon
- Treasurer – Steve Willis (plus helping out when he can)
- NYMBO website & mailing list – Dave Robertson
As always, if you want to collect controls or help out at registration, we’ll be happy to hear from you!
See you at an event soon!