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Saturday 15th December = Ripon winter event – map and details –>

The second NYMBO winter event of the season is next Saturday 15th December. Our pub event centre is the South Lodge, Harrogate Road, Ripon HG4 1ST.

Online entry available until midnight Wednesday here; after that use the webform to let us know you’re coming and we print enough maps.

Map below for this two hour event – Registration 0915 – 1015; starts 0930 – 1030. Usual format, all the other details here

See you there!!

12th December 2018 - Ripon

12th December 2018 – Ripon


Ellerton Lake – Report, results, and control map

It was great to see Andrew Windrum and Andy Conn riding for the first time this year as well as lots of regulars. It’s a lovely area of undulating North Yorkshire countryside with lots of pretty villages, beautiful houses, quiet country lanes and a few gravel bridleways. They weren’t quite as dry as when I checked them last month but everyone seemed to enjoy their rides. Surprisingly there were very few punctures despite the hedge trimmers best efforts.

I would like to apologise for the map. Not the 45 degree tilt which worked but because I printed the all controls map instead of the course map so you didn’t have the values and the numbers were too small. This was my mistake, not Tim’s. I’ll post the one you should have had on the web page!! As always I thoroughly enjoyed checking out the bridleways and controls from the Lakeside café which made an excellent event centre. Congratulations to the other category winners Zac & Richard Hutchinson (Gen), John Rawden (Vets) and Karen Blackburn (Ladies).

Hopefully, we’ll see you at David Day’s event at Ripon on December 15th

RESULTS: 20181011 – Ellerton Results

MAP: 20181110 – Ellerton Lakes

Ellerton Lake Saturday 10th November – map now available

Next Saturday (10th) is the first our our five winter “treasure hunt” events.

Enter online here, by midnight Wednesday, or reserve a mail by sending an email here

The blank map for the event is below – Tim’s created a unique format for this event, although I’d need to get my old school protractor out to determine the exact angle of the map. Whether the course map is in the same format remains to be seen…


Wensleydale Event Report

Wensleydale MBO Organiser’s Comments

Thanks to Mike Allenby at Stage1Cycles for an excellent event centre and for planning the course then providing everyone with discount vouchers; Tim Evans for another excellent map; and Geoff Moorhouse for looking after Registration and Download despite being unable to ride and all of the control collectors.

Saturday was one of the wettest days I have ever spent on my bike in the hills when I put out 10 controls around Addlebrough for Mike – winter jacket and tights with full waterproofs and my hood up underneath my helmet. Every track was a stream and the wind was howling so I’m just glad it wasn’t cold. We decided to close 4 fords and not use #52 to avoid the risk of anyone drowning. Fortunately, the Met Office got the forecast wrong again so it stopped raining and the wind dropped so the tracks had dried out overnight and the streams were following their normal course.

14 October 2018 Course Map

14 October 2018 Course Map

Congratulations to Graham Tibbott for yet another excellent score of 443; Mark Chryssanthou M40 390; Mark Rowley M50 393; John Rawden M60 300; Al & Jake Powell Gen 270; Jemima Parker outscoring the other ladies with 235 points and Dean & Molly Ralpheson winning the mixed at their first attempt with 253 points. You can follow all of their routes using the splits file and course map on the NYMBO site.

Prizes donated by Yorkshire Dales Brewery were presented to the winners of each category and the other leading riders will be receiving their NYMBO tee shirts as soon as they arrive.

M21 1st Graham Tibbott 400.0      
M40 1st David Lawrence 333.8 W40 1st Sheila Pearce 297.6
  2nd Mark Chryssanthou 319.2      
  3rd Al Powell 309.1      
  4th Brendon Smurthwaite 307.0      
M50 1st Mark Rowley 379.7 W50 1st Jill Ellison 254.3
  2nd Conrad Ellison 357.5   2nd Angela Brand-Barker 222.0
  3rd Simon Coiley 339.4      
  4th Tim Evans 334.2      
M60 1st John Rawden 328.4 X50 1st Andrea & Steve Foster 265.1
  2nd Dennis Jaques 290.7   2nd Christine & Ralph Defty 243.1
  3rd Steve Willis 287.3      
  4th John Dixon 277.4      
M70 1st Ray Morris 299.8 W70 1st Karen Blackburn 205.2
  2nd David Day 264.4      

There will be a series of winter events but we need a planner for an event near York in March. Details as soon as the dates have been approved by BMBO

Tim Evans has offered to co-ordinate the NYMBO 2019 League but he will need volunteers to plan the events so please let him know if you are willing.

Hope to see you next month near Richmond.


Swaledale Report and updated results

Swaledale MBO Organiser’s Comments

Updated results here. Thanks to everyone who made the event possible:

  • the gamekeepers who raised no objections to an event in the shooting season and allowed us to use many private tracks where the public bridleways don’t exist
  •  Stuart & Brenda Price for an excellent event centre and Claire Brown for the parking field
  •  John Rawden, Mike Barnard and Dave Barker for helping put out controls on Saturday
  • Tim Evans for another excellent map and for looking after the Start
  • John Dixon for looking after Download
  • Ray Morriss, Mike Barnard, Simon Coiley, Graham Tibbot, Michael Connor, Al & Jake Powell and Stuart Price for collecting the controls after you had headed home – and it was a stunning evening!
  • the Met Office for getting the forecast so wrong

I thoroughly enjoyed planning the course and checking all of the bridleways in June. I reduced the size of the map so I was really pleased that Graham didn’t quite clear the controls. I tried to choose the better bridleways and leave out the indistinct and soft ones. It’s a great area and the weather on Sunday was perfect so everyone seemed to enjoy their rides.

#55 caused problems for a few riders. It was in exactly the right place as shown on the map and on the description sheet but it was 50m west of a very indistinct junction so please let me know if you couldn’t find it and I’ll give you the points!

Congratulations to Graham Tibbott for another excellent score of  503 only leaving out 2 controls; Jill Ellison outscoring the other ladies with 225 points and the Defty’s winning the mixed with 220 points. Plus a special mention to Autumn Grey (aged 6) who was out for over 3 hours and scored 55 points on the excellent Swale Trail.  You can follow all of their routes using the splits file and course map on the NYMBO site.

The final NYMBO league event of the season is at Stage One Cycles in Hawes, Wensleydale on Sunday 14th October with starts between 11.00 and 12.00. Please stay for the presentation afterwards to applaud the winners. Online entry here

Winter Events

There will be a series of winter events. I will plan one near Richmond in December, Tim Evans will plan one near Harrogate in February so please let me know if you would like to plan one in your area in November, January and March.

2019 League

Tim Evans has offered to so-ordinate the NYMBO 2019 League but will need volunteers to plan the events so please let him know if you are willing.

Hope to see you next month