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
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…
NORTH YORKSHIRE MBO WINTER EVENTS
SAT 10th NOVEMBER 2018 Ellerton Lakeside Cafe, Scorton, Richmond DL10 6AP
SAT 15th DECEMBER 2018 South Lodge, Harrogate Road, Ripon HG4 1ST
SAT 19th JANUARY 2019 Worsley Arms, Hovingham YO62 4LA
SAT 16th FEBRUARY 2019 Squinting Cat, Harrogate HG3 1QE
SAT 30th MARCH 2019 Deramore Arms, South York Area
COURSE 2 hour Mountain Bike Orienteering Score event
MAP Pre-marked 1-40,000 A4 colour extract of OS Sheet
REGISTER 9.15 -10.15 STARTS 9.30 – 10.30
FEES ADULTS – £5.00 JUNIORS – £3.00
Save £1 by entering online at http://www.bmbo.org.uk
FACILITIES Parking and toilets at the pub
You must wear a helmet and pairs must stay together at all times.
Please obey the highway and country codes
At registration you will receive your control card and description list
There are 30 controls worth 525 points – and the usual penalties for lateness
Controls are signs/dates etc on minor roads and bridleways
You will need a waterproof pen to write the answers on your control card
Small prizes for the winning solo or pair in each category at each event
Bar meals and refreshments in the pub afterwards.
Please order your bar meal at registration before you start
Please join BMBO (only £6) on line beforehand and save time and money at registration
Results will be posted on the NYMBO & BMBO web pages
http://www.nymbo.org.uk http://www.bmbo.org.uk http://www.eborienteers.org.uk
Only 5 classes
M21 Senior Men M50 Veteran Men W21 All Women
X21 Mixed Teams Gen Generation Teams
STEVE WILLIS, DAVID DAY, BRENDON SMURTHWAITE, TIM EVANS, DAVE ROBERTSON
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
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.
||1st Graham Tibbott
||1st David Lawrence
||1st Sheila Pearce
||2nd Mark Chryssanthou
||3rd Al Powell
||4th Brendon Smurthwaite
||1st Mark Rowley
||1st Jill Ellison
||2nd Conrad Ellison
||2nd Angela Brand-Barker
||3rd Simon Coiley
||4th Tim Evans
||1st John Rawden
||1st Andrea & Steve Foster
||2nd Dennis Jaques
||2nd Christine & Ralph Defty
||3rd Steve Willis
||4th John Dixon
||1st Ray Morris
||1st Karen Blackburn
||2nd David Day
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.
The results from today’s Wensleydale event are now online
Full report to follow
It’s the final league event of 2018 on Sunday, with prize giving afterwards (please stay if you can!)
Online entry available here until Thursday, please email after that to reserve a map for entry on the day.
Registration 0930-1045; starts 1000-1100.
Hope to see you riding!
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
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.
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