Bank holiday events – map for Malham now available – online entry closes midnight Wednesday

The August Bank Holiday weekend is not far away, hopefully the weather will have improved, and you’ll feel like joining one or both of the NYMBO events.

Saturday 24th August: Malham

Blank Map below; online entry is open until midnight Wednesday; Simon Coiley has planned a great course with a 4 hour time limit.

Monday 26th August: Scarborough (NYMBO at the Eborienteers White Rose Weekend)

Blank map to follow shortly; online entry open until midnight Friday; Jeff Harris has planned this 3 hour event, in a location where I don’t think we’ve had a NYMBO event before.

Registation and start times, plus location information are all in the main flier here

20190824-Malham (PDF course map)

NYMBO Malham – 24th August 2019

Volunteers needed this weekend in the Dales!

After the recent flooding, the Yorkshire Dales National Park are organising a party of volunteers to clear the Langthwaite on Saturday 10th August. If you are able to join the working party you’ll find all the details on Eventbrite here.

The YDNP has published an article with information for visitors, and a map indicating the where the right of way is closed.

The Dales Bike Centre is still open and the NYMBO event in September is definitely going ahead. The roads from Richmond and Reeth are still closed so please approach from either Marske or Redmire. Steve may need to do some re-planning map before the OMM and NYMBO events in September.

Don’t forget our upcoming August events, maps to follow soon, enter online here:

Malham Saturday 24th August

White Rose Scarborough Monday 26th August

Bishop Monkton Results – Updated!

The results for Bishop Monkton are finally updated with the missing riders who finished before the download problem was spotted. Click here to check yours.

Please let me know if there are any problems by email. I know there are still a set of results missing for John Birtwhistle – hopefully I’ll be able to fix that as soon as I get hold of the actual dibber as it looks like it wasn’t downloaded.

Apologies for the time taken to get this done – a combination of holidays and logistics got in the way. Also grateful for excellent support from the team at SportIdent to fix the files.


Bishop Monkton Report

Neil Reed planned an excellent event at Bishop Monkton, his report is below.

Results here and current League here – still with a couple of missing riders to include. Please let us know if any changes to Age categories etc are needed in the League scores. We’ll update this again when the missing riders are included.

After planning a couple of events in Nidderdale in 2017 and 2018 it was felt worthwhile planning an event in a slight different area hence Bishop Monkton near Ripon.

This is an area that I generally don’t ride in but I enjoyed my planning rides in February to May. I liked the more gentle undulating topography and variety of farm tracks, bridleways, single track together with some flat fast roads. I hoped this would provide an enjoyable challenge and the opportunity to cover a reasonable distance. I also hoped to see some high scores and aimed to set up the course accordingly.

When setting the controls I was surprised at how much vegetation growth had occurred and needed to clear several area of nettles etc to place the controls, however the ground rode hard and fast.

I was conscious of the limited crossing points of the River Ure and the need to tempt riders I into the north east segment of the map which I felt offered fast flat riding but am aware some riders struggled with navigation around CP27.

Also CP7 caused some issues, on collecting this control after the event it was clear that someone had moved the red and white tape approx 10 m south of the control causing some riders to assume the control was missing. If you think your score is not correct please let me know.

In terms of feedback this seemed favourable with many positive reports which are always most welcome. In terms of scores perhaps the area was still on the large side with 3 riders scoring 400 +. Anyway congratulations to all the riders who took part and I hope you enjoyed your ride.

The event was made possible by the contributions of many individuals so at the risk of missing someone out I would like to thank Steve W for advice, Dave R and Shelia P for helping with registration, John D for managing download and the control collectors: Michael C, Dave C, Ray M, Tim and Edwyn E and Simon C. Also thanks to Gill E and Tony BB for helping out with the download, I am aware there were some issues initially but believe these were sorted out on the day*.

*Editors note – final results are still being fixed as it’s a little bit tricky, should be sorted soon

Provisional Results for Bishop Monkton

I hope everyone enjoyed today’s course – Neil did a great planning job with plenty of options. There was an issues with two controls (#7 and another one) so if you haven’t let us know, get in touch and we can amend you score.

The main results are here.  These are provisional due to a small problem at download with the first few finishers. We sorted some but I think the following people are missing off the current results list:

C Adams 375
D Jaques 355
M Barnard 247
R Walton 226
M Knight 225
J Evans 204
D Brown 155

If you can’t see your above or on the main list, let me know and we’ll look into it.

Full report form Neil to follow later.

Blank map for Bishop Monkton Saturday 13th July

NEXT event is Saturday 13th July at Bishop Monkton, near Ripon.

It’s a 4 hour event; registration is 10.30 – 11.45 and starts from 11.00 -12.00.

Event centre is Bishop Monkton Village Hall, HG3 3TN

Neil reed has planned an excellent course on  the lanes and bridleways south of Ripon

Online entry is open until midnight Wednesday, link here

Please try to enter online so we print enough maps – there was a bit of late surge in email requests and entry-on-the-day riders at Boltby which led to a bit of a map shortage!

Event map

Boltby Planners Report

Thanks to Conrad and Jill for planning Saturday’s event, their report is below, and the league table is now updated after the first four events. Photo credit to Brendon (I’ve nicked his Strava photo of the view from Control 27). Event results and map are on yesterday’s post.

Planners update:

This year Jill and I took a break from the Cleveland Hills to revisit the area where we cut our teeth planning in 2005.  We’d like to thank Ginni at High Paradise Farm for letting us stage the event there.  With all the animals running around and the weather we got it could’ve been a scene from the Durrells.

We got a fantastic day on Friday for putting the controls out allowing us to take in the amazing views from the top of the Black Hambletons.  The tracks were also remarkably dry given the rain we’ve had over recent weeks.

Thank you very much to Steve for training Jill up in the set-up/ download at Ingleton and to Tony BB and Sheila for providing much needed support for her first solo flight.

With the great weather we were faced with a big ‘entry on the day‘ contingent which proved challenging with the number of maps available.  A huge thanks to Neil R and Brendan who marked up spare base maps with controls before starting.

Thank you also to the control collectors – Simon C, Tim, John R, Ray M and Andy C.

As for the event itself – #24 proved difficult to find for many of you and there wasn’t a simple way to do Silton.  In planning we decided to stick #13 out on a limb for the big guns to have to think about but that didn’t deter Andy C who managed the ‘bag up’ with 3 minutes to spare.  Also, well done to Angela who had a storming ride.

Next event at Bishop Monkton on July 13th!