The event is definitely ON but snow is forecast all night at Hovingham. Please make your own decision as to whether to travel once you have seen the early morning forecast and road conditions. If you decide not to travel then you will get free entry into the next Nymbo event at Harrogate. Hope to see you in the morning!
Our 3rd event in the 2018-19 Winter League is at Hovingham on Saturday 19th January . Blank course map below
Pub event centre is the Cricketers Bar, Worsley Arms Hotel, Main Street, Hovingham. YO62 4LA.
Usual format – 2 hour event. Registration: 9:15-10:15. Start times: 9:30-10:30.
With the option of sandwiches and light lunches after the event.
The trails around the Hovingham area, which were rather wet in places in December when I planned the course, are now drying up nicely.
If the weather holds we should have a nice fast course.
Only 5 online pre-entries so far, so if you do want to kick start the new year with a bit of friendly competition please get your online entries in by next Wednesday so we can print enough maps.
Don’t forget to renew your 2019 BMBO membership
Hope to see you there.
South Lodge, Ripon comments
Results are here: 20181215-South Lodge
Well done all those who turned out on a very chilly morning. A few hours later & it was chucking it down with rain too!
I did not see the final map that the later starters got – apologies for not spotting that some of the control numbers were ambiguous so that some of you wrote down the answer for a different control. To be fair to everyone I have disallowed all wrong answers. Early starters received a map from a previous event which did not have that problem. We are still learning the foibles of Purple Pen so this will not happen again with me hopefully.
Well done to the high scoring vet men, Martin Vesty would have got them all but could not find his way through the Econ housing estate plus he got #8 & #20 mixed up; he nearly let in Tim Evans who again had a full answer sheet but like Morecambe & Wise not necessarily in the right order.
Jenny Sutton was the lady winner & some good performances by the Generation teams with Steve & Ben Collins dominating a high scoring class.
Thanks to the South Lodge for hosting the event although I’m sure the young lady who opened up thought we were all quite mad. I had used a previous bike O map from 2014 which was planned to avoid muddy bridleways, the week had been dry so that made the going even faster.
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!!
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
Next Saturday (10th) is the first our our five winter “treasure hunt” events.
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 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.
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.