Our first event of the 2019 Series took place in March at Tilford in the Surrey Hills. Despite the untimely break in the good run of weather during February, the rain did not spoil things and everyone came back looking very muddy but with lots of smiles. With all the mud and sand, brake pads might make for suitable prizes this year.
The event will be based at The Barley Mow, Tilford, Surrey.
To avoid obstructing pub customers, event parking will be around Tilford Green.
Toilets are available during the event. Tables indoors for lunch will need to be pre-booked directly with the pub (start times are either 12:00 to 12:30 or 2:30 to 2:45). Tables are available outdoors but cannot be booked. Food may be pre-ordered before setting off on the ride.
The Barley Mow, The Green, Tilford, Farnham, GU10 2BU
We’re pleased to be back for our fifth MBO Score series in 2019 with planners lined up to test your navigation and time keeping skills! Held on Sunday mornings throughout the year, these are 2 or 3 hour score orienteering events on bike. Events are run by London & Southeast Adventure Racers in affiliation with SLOW.
Full details about each event are posted on the SLOW website a few weeks before the event. If you would like to contact any of the organisers, email the series coordinator Dave Uglow at
Keep up to date with results and information about future events with our Newsletter.
Riders are encouraged to enter in advance on the BMBO website, all riders will need a BMBO account:
Adult Day Rider – free
Adult Full Member – £8
Under 21s Full Member – free
Results from 3 hour SLOW events for BMBO full members will be included in the BMBO national league.
Your age class for ALL 2019 events is your age on 31st Dec 2019.
If you have your own dibber, please add the number in your BMBO account.
Solos E-Bike Y18 = Youth 15, 16 or 17 M21/W21 = Open, 18 to 39 M40/W40 = 40 to 49 M50/W50 = 50 to 59 M60/W60 = 60 to 69 M70/W70 = 70+
Pairs E-Bike Y18 = Youth 15, 16 or 17 M21/W21 = Open, combined age 34* to 79 (* minimum 17+) M40/W40 = combined age 80 to 99 M50/W50 = combined age 100 to 119 M60/W60 = combined age 120+ G = Generation (Junior 12-14 / Youth 15-17 accompanied at all times by Adult 18+) T21 = Tandem (any age combination)
Mixed Pairs E-Bike X21 = combined age 34* to 79 (* minimum 17+) X40 = combined age 80 to 99 X50 = combined age 100 to 119 X60 = combined age 120+ G = Generation (Junior 12-14 / Youth 15-17 accompanied at all times by Adult 18+) T21 = Tandem (any age combination)
Teams of 3+ G = Generation (enter online in a suitable combination of pairs and solos)
Small Area Format (SAF)
For 2019 we’re introducing a 3 hour event option in addition to the existing 2 hour format. The 3 hour event results will be eligible for inclusion in the BMBO national league. Both options will use the same map and checkpoints but the 3 hour one may be run as a Small Area Format (SAF) event.
The checkpoints will be coloured red and blue, you choose which colour to start on and collect as many of that colour as you wish until you swap to the other colour. Once you’ve swapped you can’t revert back to the original colour. Points will be evenly split between the colours. For the 2 hour event the colour has no significance and you can visit the checkpoints in any order.
It is very unlikely but if you do dib the wrong colour by mistake you can later ask for this CP to be deleted and carry on with the original colour. However, you will not be able to revisit it so you might opt to live with a change of plan.