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Tilford MBO Score Event Sunday 3rd March 2019

The first event in the SLOW MBO Score 2019 Series takes place from Tilford on Sunday 3rd March.

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This is a public event – all are welcome.

Event Centre

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.

AddressThe Barley Mow, The Green, Tilford, Farnham, GU10 2BU
Latitude/longitude51.1838, -0.7528
OS grid referenceSU873435
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 15 minutes drive from Farnham
  • By train, it is a 20 min ride from Farnham station
  • Alternatively you can post for lift shares on either the SLOW Members (for SLOW members) or London & Southeast Adventure Racers (public) Facebook pages.

Event Details

Online entry is available on the BMBO website. General information about entering is available on the  MBO Score 2019 page. The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for SLOW or BMBO members (with their membership cards) and £4 for under 21s.

Entry on the day (EOD) – Adults £10, Under 21s £5.

A standard dibber is included free of charge.
Contactless SIAC dibber £2.
Lost dibbers will be charged at £29 for standard ones and £63 for contactless SIAC dibbers.

Enter before end of Monday prior to the event in order to guarantee a waterproof map. The closing date for online entries is shown in the BMBO event details.

The event will be run under British Mountain Bike Orienteering rules, which competitors are advised to read in advance. BMBO also has some helpful MBO Score tips.

All riders must wear a helmet and carry a whistle and first aid kit (a minimum of plasters & dressings). The following equipment is also recommended:

  • Mobile phone for use in an emergency
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass and map board or cardboard to support an A4 map on your handlebars

There will be series prizes for top male/female/pair and veteran male/female/pair scores, based on the best 3 results over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1115
Start TimesBetween 0930 and 1130

Event duration is 2 or 3 hours and the course will close at 13:30.

Pairs of riders looking after children may start early and both ride 2 hour events one after the other.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use Sport Ident electronic punching at all controls.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW and BMBO websites shortly after the event.

Planners/Organisers: Dave Uglow/Ian Norfield

Image: Mark Humphrey

MBO Score Series 2019

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. These events are run by London & Southeast Adventure Racers in affiliation with SLOW.

General information on MBO Score events.

Event Schedule

3 March 2019 Tilford Dave Uglow Details
12 May 2019 Surrey Hills Jane Robinson
11 August 2019 Chilterns John Owens
13 October 2019 Surrey Hills Julian Hemsted

Full details on each event are posted on the SLOW website a couple of weeks before the event. If you would like to contact any of the organisers, email the series coordinator Dave Uglow at .

Online Entry

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.

Entry Classes

  • Solos
    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
    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
    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 will 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.

This example Mogador event  map shows our final event of 2018 redrawn as a SAF event.

Series Prizes

Series prizes will be presented to the top 3 finishers in the following categories:

Male Veteran (40+), Male Open (18-39), Female Veteran (40+), Female Open (18-39), Youth/Junior.

Series rankings are based on your top 3 scores of the 4 events. To be eligible for prizes, participants must have attended at least 2 events.