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Holmbury MTB Score Event, Sunday 18th November 2018

The final event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2018 Series takes place from Holmbury St Mary on Sunday 18th November

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This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (event link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Event Centre

The event will be based at  The Royal Oak, Felday Glade, Dorking RH5 6PF

To avoid obstructing pub customers, event parking will be in the village hall car park. To get there, continue up Felday Glade for 200m past the pub to where the road terminates.

Toilets are available before and after the event, and lunch is available after the event –  please book ahead to avoid disappointment.

LocationHolmbury St Mary
AddressRoyal Oak
Latitude/longitude51.1888, -0.4139
OS grid referenceTQ109445
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 15 minutes drive from Dorking (please remember to park at the village hall NOT the pub)
  • By public transport, it is a 20min ride from Gomshall 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

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

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

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

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

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 1100
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

Event duration is 2 hours and the course will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use Sport Ident electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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

Planners/Organisers: Julian Hemsted/ Nicki Adams

Image: Julian Hemsted

Mogador MTB Score Event, Sunday 9th September 2018

The third event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2018 Series takes place in Mogador on Sunday 9th September.

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This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (event link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

New for 2018:

We will have SIAC contactless dibbers available for hire at all our events this season for an additional £2 (normal dibbers available free of charge as usual).

Event Centre

This event will be based at The Sportsman, Mogador Road, Tadworth KT20 7ES (near M25 Jn 8).

Toilets are available before and after the event, and lunch is available from 12pm – please leave any muddy shoes at the door. The pub gets very busy on Sundays so please book in advance if you wish to eat in the restaurant. Bar snacks are also available and there is a large garden.

The present building was originally built as a hunting lodge for Henry VIII in 1532. The pub is located next to Banstead / Walton Heath, and is ideal for walking (for those who don’t wish to cycle).

LocationMogador
AddressThe Sportsman, Mogador Road, Tadworth KT20 7ES
Latitude/longitude51.2642, -0.2244
OS grid referenceTQ240532
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 1 km from the A217 and 1.5 km from the M25 Jn8. No parking will be permitted in the pub car park. Please park on Mogador Road (around the corner from the pub). Alternatively, if approaching from the M25, please consider parking at Margery Woods NT Car Park (first turning on the left off the A217).
  • By train, Tadworth and Kingswood Stations are both an easy 15 min warm up ride away. The A217 is a busy dual carriageway, with no cycle path. The bridleways across Banstead
    Heath provide a safer and more direct route.

Event Details

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

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

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

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

There will be series prizes for top male/female/pair and veteran male/female/pair scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1100
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

The event duration is 2 hours and the course will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use SportIdent electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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

Planners/Organisers: Jane Robinson/ Nicki Adams

Image: Jane Robinson

Chiltern Hills MTB Score Event, Sunday 10th June 2018

The second event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2018 Series takes place in the Chiltern Hills on Sunday 10th June.

UPDATE: 26TH MAY (from John Owens)

Event Centre is now:
St Leonards Parish Hall,
Jenkins Lane,
St Leonards,
Tring.
HP23 6NW
Getting there:

All of the roads around St Leonards are very small country lanes, so from the N or W it is best to approach via Aston Hill and past Wendover Woods visitor centre and from all other directions via Buckland Common. 
There is now no parking charge

Start times are 10:00-11:00.
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This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (event link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Breaking News:

We will have SIAC contactless dibbers available for hire at all our events this season for an additional £2!

Event Centre

In an excursion from our usual Surrey Hills locations, this event will be based in the beautiful Chiltern Hills at

St Leonards Parish Hall,
Jenkins Lane,
St Leonards, Tring. HP23 6NW

(was originally  Wendover Woods Visitor Centre, HP23 6LD.)

Toilets and drinking water are available onsite before and after the event. Tea/coffee & cake will hopefully also be available for a small charge.

LocationChiltern Hills
AddressSt Leonards Parish Hall
Latitude/longitude51.754, -0.677
OS grid referenceSP914070
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car,  please see above information about new event centre.

In short please approach via Aston Hill and past Wendover Woods visitor centre (HP23 6LD),  or via Buckland Common. 

Event Details

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

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

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

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

There will be series prizes for top male/female/pair and veteran male/female/pair scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1100
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

The event duration is 2 hours and the course will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use SportIdent electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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

Planners/Organisers: John Owens/ Nicki Adams

Image: Mark Humphrey

Frensham Ponds MTB Score Event, Sunday 4th (now 18th!) March 2018

UPDATE: Due to poor trail conditions following the recent snow, this event has been postponed from the 4th to the 18th March

 

The first event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2018 Series takes place from Frensham Ponds on Sunday 4th March.

This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (event link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Breaking News:

We will have SIAC contactless dibbers available for hire at all our events this season for an additional £2!

Event Centre

The event will be based at  Frensham Great Pond Car Park, Bacon Lane, Churt, GU10 2QB

Toilets and refreshments are available nearby before and after the event however the event base will be outside in the car park.

Getting there

  • By car, the event base is 10 minutes from the A3 or A31
  • By public transport, the nearest train station is Farnham
  • 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

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

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

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

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

There will be series prizes for top male/female/pair and veteran male/female/pair scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

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Start TimesBetween and

Event duration is 2 hours and the course will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use Sport Ident electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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

Planners/Organisers: Mark Humphrey/ Nicki Adams

Image: Mark Humphrey

MTB Score Series 2018

We’re pleased to be back for our fourth MTB-Score series in 2018 with three planners lined up to test your navigation and time keeping skills! Held on Sunday mornings throughout the year, these are 2-hour score orienteering events on bike. These events are run by London & Southeast Adventure Racers in affiliation with SLOW.

General information on MTB-Score events.

Event Schedule

Events take place on Sunday mornings throughout the year. Start times are from 10:00 to 11:00 and the course closes at 13:00.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
10 June 2018Chiltern Hills John OwensDetailsResults
9 September 2018MogadorJane RobinsonDetails
18 November 2018Holmbury St MaryJulian HemstedDetailsResults

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 Nicki Adams at .

Series Prizes

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

Male Veteran (40+), Male Open, Female Veteran (40+), Female Open, Junior (<16)

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.

Chilworth MTB Score Event, Sunday 22nd October 2017

The fourth and final event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2017 Series takes place from Chilworth on Sunday 22nd October. As the series finale, amazing (cough) prizes will be awarded to the top male/female vet/open riders of the year.

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This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (event link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Breaking News:

We hope to SIAC contactless dibbers available for hire for the first time at this event, keeping you on your bike for a more seamless ride. We’re keen to get your feedback on whether to make this a regular offering.

Event Centre

The event will be based at  The Percy Arms, Dorking Road, Chilworth GU4 8NP

Toilets are available before and after the event. A carvery lunch is available and prebooking is strongly recommended – when booking, let them know you are with the MTB event. Please leave any muddy shoes at the door.

LocationChilworth
AddressThe Percy Arms, 75 Dorking Road, Chilworth
Latitude/longitude51.2154, -0.5262
OS grid referenceTQ030473
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 10 minutes south of the A3 at Guildford
  • By public transport, the pub is right next to Chilworth Station which is on the line from Redhill with direct connections to central London.
  • 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

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

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

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

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

There will be series prizes for top male/female/pair and veteran male/female/pair scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1050
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

Event duration is 2 hours and the course will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use Sport Ident electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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

Planners/Organisers: Tom Davies/ Nicki Adams

Image: Tom Davies 

Holmbury MTB Score Event, Sunday 6th August 2017

The third event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2017 Series takes place from Holmbury St Mary on Sunday 6th August

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This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (event link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Event Centre

The event will be based at  The Royal Oak, Felday Glade, Dorking RH5 6PF

Toilets are available before and after the event, and lunch is available after the event –  please leave any muddy shoes at the door.

LocationHolmbury
AddressThe Royal Oak, Felday Glade
Latitude/longitude51.1887, -0.414
OS grid referenceTQ109445
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 15 minutes drive from Dorking
  • By public transport, it is a 20min ride from Gomshall 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

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

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

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

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

There will be series prizes for top male/female/pair and veteran male/female/pair scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween 0900 and 1100
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

Event duration is 2 hours and the course will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use Sport Ident electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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

Planners/Organisers: Julian Hemsted/ Nicki Adams

Image: Mark Humphrey (courtesy of TriAdventure)

Cancelled: Watlington MTB Score Event, Sunday 21st May 2017

We have made the difficult decision to cancel this event due to an unexpected conflict arising from the late change in planner/location. We encourage anyone interested in this event to check out the Midlands MBO event being held in Princes Risborough on the same day.


The second event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2017 Series takes place from Watlington on Sunday 21st May.

This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP to the event via Facebook (event link to follow) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.

Event Centre

The event will be based at  The Chequers, 58 Love Lane, Watlington OX49 5RA.

Toilets are available before and after the event, and lunch is available after the event –  please leave any muddy shoes at the door.

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 5 minutes drive from the M40 at Stokenchurch

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

The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.

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

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

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass

There will be series prizes for top male/female/pair and veteran male/female/pair scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween and
Start TimesBetween and

Event duration is 2 hours and the course will close at 13:00.

Maps will be 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps. The event will use Sport Ident electronic punching at all controls, and a limited number of SI dibbers will be available. Please bring your own if you have one.

All competitors take part at their own risk.

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

Planners/Organisers: Barry French/Jane Robinson & Nicki Adams

Image: Mark Humphrey (courtesy of TriAdventure)