Blank Map for Richmond Saturday October 3rd

Here’s the blank course map for Richmond next Saturday October 3rd. This event is now full as we’ve reached the capacity for this event. If you can’t come, please use the form below to let us know. Rider start times are in the post below too.

Map — 20201003-Richmond events

Please note the following for the event:

  • Please park as directed on the grass at the edge of the golf course
  • If you need to visit the clubhouse to use the locker room before you ride, please take care crossing the 3rd Fairway
  • Face masks are now compulsory in all areas of the clubhouse except when seated in the bar/restaurant to eat or drink.
  • Hand Sanitisation upon entry & exiting is compulsory
  • Please do not approach the start until the previous riders have left.
  • You are welcome to use the clubhouse after your ride but please take care again crossing the 3rd fairway and remove any cycling shoes and helmets before you go in.
  • Visitors (& Members) must not approach the bar for any reason. Tables will be clearly marked with a number which the staff will make a record of as you place your food or drinks order. A payment card must be given at the time of ordering i.e. Debit/Credit card. Staff will return to table with order and payment receipt.
  • Each person sat at a table must now complete the new Track & Trace Slip detailing their Name, Contact Details and Time of entry etc.

Richmond Saturday October 3rd – Event full

Our Richmond event has reached capacity, which is really great as Steve’s been out course planning in the last few days! Start times are in the table below

  • If you’ve entered and you can’t ride, please fill in the form to let us know so we can release your place to someone else.
  • If you’ve not managed to enter, but would like to be on the waiting list, please fill in the form below.

We’ll keep an eye on the regulations, but currently the event will go ahead as planned. Please check back here for further updates. The blank map will be posted towards the end of this week.

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Richmond Saturday October 3rd – Rider Start times

Here are the provisional start times for Richmond on October 3rd. Still a few places left if you’ve not entered yet but the event is nearly at capacity – remember there’s no entry on the day. Enter online here

It’s 2 riders every two minutes, allocated according to your selected Wave and then in entry order. Pairs are shown in bold. It’s the first time we’ve had to do this, so hopefully this works but we will see how it goes and amend if required. Feedback welcome!

If you would like a different time, or the allocation isn’t what you expected, please fill in the form below the table.

**Updated Sunday 20-Sep 18:53 – Event full **

Time Rider 1 Rider 2
09:30 Nuno Cerqueira Christopher Dodd
09:32 Dougie Nisbet Martyn Broadest
09:34 David Hughes ian Nightingale
09:36 Chris Edwards
09:38 louise gossage clare barber
09:40 Kate Mitchell Karen Robinson
09:42 Kevin Francis (Run) Vicky Bailey (run
09:50 David Day Carrick Armer
09:52 Paul Wood Dave Robertson
09:54 Christopher Wright Jeff Harris
09:56 John Lebeter Neil Reed
09:58 Gill Crane Paul Crane
10:00 Conrad Ellison Jill Ellison
10:02 Tim Evans
10:10 Ian Butler Heather Raistrick
10:12 John Burkinshaw John Houlihan
10:14 Al Powell Jake Powell
10:16 Martin Edwards David Collins
10:18 Timothy Bull Kathryn Jones
10:20 Simon Coiley Sue Booth
10:22 Richard Wise Sarah Slade
10:24 John DIxon Stephen Green
10:26 Andy Chapman Gibbs Verity Chapman Gibbs

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Next event – Richmond – October 3rd

When we finished the Ilkley event on March 14th, I don’t think anyone expected that our next event would be in October (panic supermarket buying seems a very long time ago!).

However, it’s great to be able to announce that our next event will be on Saturday October 3rd, based out of Richmond Golf Club and planned by Steve Willis.

Enter online here by midnight Thursday October 1st

It will be a ‘treasure hunt format’ event, and there will be a maximum of 40 riders. Entry will be online only (i.e. no entry on the day and no spare maps).

Riders will set off solo or in pairs at 2 minute intervals between 9.30 and 10.30. When you enter, you can choose one of 3 waves (9.30 – 9.50 | 9.50 – 10.10 | 10.10 – 10.30). We’ll allocate individual start times when people enter, and then publish the list on the website a few days before.

  • The blank map will be posted here a week before (no printed versions at the event)
  • You’ll need a pen to write down your answers
  • Solo or in pairs every 2 minutes between 9.30 and 10.30
  • Please arrive just 20 minutes before your start time but don’t go to the start until 2 minutes beforehand.
  • You can use the toilets beforehand but no cycling shoes or helmets in the club house please and use the hand sanitiser
  • You will mark your own answer sheet when you finish then give your score to Steve Willis.
  • Refreshments will be on sale afterwards but you must sign the ‘track & trace’ list, use hand sanitiser, maintain social distancing and sit in groups of no more than 4

There will be no prizegiving but the 5 category winners will receive a free entry for the next event.
A Senior Men
B Veteran Men (M50+)
C Women
D Mixed Pairs
E Generation/Junior Pairs

Hopefully, we’ll also be able to run similar events from November through March – details to follow soon!

Hope to see you there – check back for updates over the next couple of weeks


NYMBO Events Postponed

All our 2020 league events are cancelled – we are investigating the possibility of a Winter 2020/21 Treasure Hunt Series with the appropriate Covid-19 procedures in place.

Stay safe and well everyone!

Ilkley –> Updated results and event report

Tony Thornley ran an excellent event yesterday, which included some great mapping.The updated results are here.

Here’s his report:

“Thank you all for coming and for the many kind comments.

An especial thank you to my beautiful assistants, Pete and Ali, and to Tim for printing the maps.

The church car park donations raised £50 for which thanks to all who contributed.

I hope the map worked well for you. I’ve always felt it would be better to make the viable routes, whether road or off-road, clearer for MTBO events, and to give more cyclability information. From the routes (below) you can see that both Ian and Al did their best to avoid the really miserable tracks across Ilkley Moor and around points 16 and 26. I don’t think anyone got to 16 but one or two made 30 by the Twelve Apostles.

The challenge was to decide the best route at the outset. Most people opted for the North loop and then used the road route via 25 towards Riddlesden. Very few people got down to the canal, although it is very fast going. Rob King gets the prize for the longest distance cycled without getting any points – from 26 to the finish.

I hope no-one had too many problems with the awful bit of bridleway down from Langbar at point 24 back to Addingham. I deliberately extended the map to give the option of using the road to the NW; although a lot longer and not flat I suspect it may be quicker.

Hope to see you all, virus permitting, at the Washburn Valley event on April 18th.

Tony Thornley”

Ilkley showing winners routes


Ilkley Results

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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Blank map for Ilkley – Saturday March 14th – now available

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 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

East Rounton event results

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