Next event –> Saturday March 30th –> Deramore Arms, York | Enter by Weds 27th

It’s the final winter ‘treasure hunt’ format event on Saturday 30th March. 

Start & finish is at The Deramore Arms in Heslington, York; and the course takes in the bridleways, cycle paths and lanes to the south of York.

It’s the usual format – two hours; registration from 0915-1015 and starts between 0930-1030.

If you’re feeling like a run before the event, then the Heslington Parkrun is nearby and timings make it easy to do the run and then join this event.

The course map is below – and hopefully it will offer something for all riders.  The Swallow Hall Golf Club have kindly allowed us to use the track from Wheldrake Lane to Wheldrake Woods (watch out for golf balls!) The course is designed to avoid too much riding on the main roads, and despite the recent rain, I hope the tracks will have dried out.

Online entry is here – please enter before midnight on Wednesday March 27th

You’ll see that Tim and I have conspired to produce another “custom orientation” map to provide as interesting a course as possible!

Heslington 30th March 2019

Heslington 30th March 2019

2019 League

The dates for the 2019 NYMBO League are now online. This year, we’ve produced a single flier rather than one for each event. You’ll find that here NYMBO 2019 Events v1. This will be republished as required. but hopefully the two-page format is easier for everyone.


Squinting Cat results | Draft 2019 League dates

Thanks to Tim Evans for a challenging course across the lanes and tracks south west of Harrogate in what may have been the first day of Spring.  43 of you came out to enjoy the event and with the recent dry weather most tracks were fast riding . Tim was hoping that by going for a smaller area more people would get higher scores and the results show this was successful.

Results here: Harrogate, Squinting Cat  Congratulations to Edwyn Oliver-Evans ( and Tim’s Bike) for visiting all but 1 control he rode 44.76 km and climbed 833m who was overall winner with 512 points. Class winners were Ben and Steve Collins in generation class with 375 points, Adrian Parker was 1st Vet with 427 points , Pippa Archer was 1st Lady with 330 points and Steve and Andrea Foster were first mixed pair with 352 points.  Well done to all riders who were all back very close to time and thanks to Andy and staff at the Squinting Cat for their hospitality.

Our next event is the 5th of out winter series on the 30th March starting from The Deramore Arms, Main Street, Heslington, York.

The draft dates for the summer series are now out and the first event is on the 27th April from Norwood Village Hall.

Next event –>Saturday 16th February – Squinting Cat, Harrogate – Enter online now –>

Our 4th event in the 2018-19 Winter League is based at The Squinting Cat near Harrogate on Saturday 16th February . Blank course map below

Usual format – 2 hour event. Registration: 9:15-10:15. Start times: 9:30-10:30
With the option of pub lunch after the event.

Tim’s planned a great course, although looking at the orientation of the map it’s not only the cat that will be squinting!!!

Please get your online entries in by next Wednesday so we can print enough maps.

Online entry here – closes midnight Wednesday 13th

Don’t forget to renew your 2019 BMBO membership if it’s your first ride this year.

Hope to see you there.


Hovingham results

After 3 weeks of uneventful weather and nice fast trails, Friday night decided to bring sleet and snow! Saturday morning weather was much improved but the roads and trails were left wet and slushy.
Despite this we had a total of 30 riders who braved the conditions and, I hope, enjoyed getting wet, cold and dirty for 2 hours. Thankfully everyone got round safely.
Congratulations to class winners: Generation – Steve and Ben Collins 330pts, Ladies – Karen Blackburn 256pts, Mixed – Andrea & Steve Foster 285pts, Senior Men – Duncan Archer 390pts, Veteran Men and Overall – Martin Vesty 397pts.
Thanks to everyone who turned up despite the conditions, with special thanks to Adrian & Jemima Parker for bringing the Maps & Descriptions and helping me set up signage etc.

Results 20190118 – hovingham

Finally just a quick reminder that the next event is at the Squinting Cat, Harrogate on the 16th February.


Next event – Saturday 19th January – Hovingham –> Enter online now –>

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.

Online entry here – closes midnight Wednesday 16th

Don’t forget to renew your 2019 BMBO membership

Hope to see you there.

Thanks Brendon


Ripon Results & Comments

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.

David Day