Thanks to Richmond Golf Club for hosting the event and to the riders who all came back safely and still smiling. Most riders chose to go down to the Swale before heading east towards Skeeby, north towards Whashton before deciding whether to head west onto the Feldom Ranges and over the racecourse or just back to the finish and the bridleways were much better than expected after a wet week.
33 brave souls turned out in ‘heavy drizzle’ to brave the roads and tracks around the Scotts Arms at Sicklinghall. It is over 4 years since we last started at this location and now that the Bridges over the river are open I reinstated a few controls south of the river and in doing so made use of the excellent Muddy boots cafe at Harewood on one of the sighting trips. The event 4 years ago had high scores of 450 and given the weather and the restrictions on routes around the centre I think the slightly larger area worked. Given the amount of rain we have had over the last few months I was surprised it was only one or two tracks had gone from rideable to soft and one of these was due to Christmas tree harvesting.
Click here for the results.Congratulations must go to our Category winners, Ian Furlong on Senior Men with 375, David Day Veteran Men ( over 60 ) with 330, Andrea and Steve Foster in Mixed with 270, Phil and Olivia Ingham in Generation with 265 and Jo Anderson and Jemima Parker in Ladies with 259. Thanks to Steve for helping with Registration and the Scotts Arms for excellent hospitality and food.
Any score queries please e-mail me at email@example.com with your route and score and I will update, the result sheets were a bit damp.
Our next event is on December 14th – another 2-hour lane quest from Richmond Golf Course Oeganised by Steve Willis. We could do with some more planners for the 2020 summer series so if you fancy having a go please e-mail myself or Steve, you will be given lots of help and advice.
The dates for the Winter League have (mostly) been agreed, and all of the details are on the flier NYMBO Winter 2019-20 v3
23 November – Harrogate (Tim Evans)
14 December – Richmond (Steve Willis)
18 January – Grewelthorpe (David Day)
15 February – Northallerton (John Dixon)
14th March – Ilkley (Tony Thornley)
All events are the usual 2 hour treasure hunt format, with event centre from a local pub. All details, including the blank course map will be available about one week beforehand. Online entry via BMBO
Over the winter we’ll be planning the Main League events for 2020, and it would be good to get your feedback on your preferred event length from 2019 so we can see if we got the balance right or whether any changes are needed.
In 2019 we had 10 events, two were 3 hours; five were 4 hours; and three were 5 or more ( the two days at Swaledale offered options). Please vote in the poll and give any feedback in the comments box below. Thanks for your help!
Poll will close before the first winter event on November 23rd.