Following the government’s advice, the first NYMBO league event for 2020 is postponed. It was due to be held on Saturday April 18th in the Washburn Valley. Subsequent events will remain under review, and we’ll make a decision on these as required.
Stay safe and well everyone!
Ilkley Moor 14th March 2020
Updated Sunday 20:45
Here are the results from today’s challenging Ilkley event – great turn out for a treasure hunt event, I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Full report to follow tomorrow. Any problems with the results please comment below or email.
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Recent email about Saturday’s event
Our next event is in Ilkley on Saturday March 14th – online entry here. It’s the usual treasure hunt format, but note this event is 2.5 hours rather the usual 2. Online entry closes midnight Wednesday 11th. Runners also welcome as per our last few events.
Planned by Tony Thornley, the event base at the Ilkley Moor Vaults, Stockeld Road, Ilkley LS29 9HD
Registration and parking are 400m west of the centre of Ilkley on the A65. Turn North off the A65 onto Stockeld Road, just East of Pelican crossing. Ilkley Moor Vaults is on the left. Please do not park in the pub car park as it’s tiny and will be busy with start/finish. Best parking is in the church car park 20m down the hill on the opposite side of the road. Donation (£2 suggested), payable at registration, for parking. You can park on the road for max 3 hours but it’s often full and there are traffic wardens all over Ilkley nowadays. Registration in the pub. Start/Finish in the pub car park.
Food: you can pre-order food in advance – email Tony (tonythornley at btinternet.com) by Thursday 12th with choice and approx time, or you can order on the day. There is Main Menu and a Vegan Menu available.
- The event map is 1:40000/10m contours based on enhanced OS25000 (NB not the usual NYMBO style!).
- All main and ‘yellow’ road overprinted for clarity.
- All bridleways marked in magenta (if obvious on the ground) and graded with dashes – longer dashes = more rideable. Bridleways not easy to see on the ground marked in blue.
- All feasible river and canal crossings emphasised on the map.
- Safety: your route is likely to follow stretches of the A65 and A6034 in places. Please take care – these are busy roads.
Ilkley Blank Map 14th March 2020
Here are the results and the control map from Saturday’s event at Roots Cafe, East Rounton – thank to John Dixon for planning a stretching course, and Storm Dennis for laying on some extra special riding conditions!
john says “I may have been a bit disingenuous about at least one of the bridleways, the one west of 27! I think all those who rode it regretted it, some more than others!
Apart from that, and one or two slight quibbles about the wording or the position of controls, I think all you brave souls seemed to enjoy yourselves? It was sheer hell sitting in the cabin with nothing to do but try and work out an optimum route 🙂
And drink coffee and eat cake : (
And thanks to Roots for being good hosts and thanks to you for leaving a good impression.
Northallerton Results final (updated Monday 17th)
John’s analysed the answered sheets “Nobody went to No.2, west of Appleton Wiske, 5 points can’t have been enough temptation? And only 1 went to No.18. But there is a fairly even spread of visitors to the NE & SW, generally 7 visits to the bulk of the controls.” You can see the spread of controls visited here:
Northallerton Results distribution
**update – be sure to read John’s comments below**
Our second of event of 2020 takes place on Saturday 15th February, and is based at the Roots Farm Shop & Cafe at East Rounton.
Online entry is open until midnight Wednesday February 12th
You can also reserve a map and pay on the day here
If you’re planning to come, please do try and enter online – we ran out of maps at the last event! It’s great that we’ve got more people coming along, but we’d like to make sure everyone gets a quality map!!
All details on the flier here – usual 2 hour winter format with registration between 0915-1015 and starts between 0930-1030.
John Dixon has planned the event and the blank course map is here:
It was a beautiful winter’s day with fantastic views from Grewelthorpe Moors, 46 competitors came & we ran out of maps so the last arrivals had hand marked blank maps.
Thanks to David Day for planning an excellent course, which I hope everyone enjoyed (the map annotation for “deep ford” proved to be accurate!)
The results are here: 20200118 – Grewelthorpe v2 (version updated 20-01-2020 18:44)
David has taken time to put the results on a more detailed spreadsheet showing the controls visited which is excellent.
The control map is below, here are David’s event comments:
If your score is different to the score you thought you had when you finished, I have checked the arithmetic & disallowed some answers/guesses:
- I allowed #3 – Roselea Tea Room must not open in Jan but the sign was there in Dec! #7 has 3 mirrors but only 2 visible from a distance,
- #23 any flower allowed [even sweet mango, onion, pineapple but definitely not cow!]
- #29 was Cookery school but the sign ~ 1k NE says Forest School.
There was a first ever entry from a pair on foot – well done Kevin & Vicky for undertaking this challenge; they had a good route but struggled to find some of the farm footpaths so ran out of time, Vicky was first lady at the night O event later that day.
Class leaders: M open – Chris Dodd/Duncan Archer on the same points 316, M50 – Adrian Parker 265, W – Jo Anderson & Jemima Parker 215, Mixed – Andrea & Steve Foster 203, Gen – Charles & Rebecca Mayes 140. Any queries to David Day – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you used the email entry form you may have spotted that it said “Ilkley” rather than “Grewelthorpe” for January – Apologies for any confusion!