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Dunsfold MTB Score Event, Sunday 26th February 2017

The first event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2017 Series takes place from Dunsfold on Sunday 26th February.

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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 Sun Inn,  The Common, Dunsfold GU8 4LE.

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

LocationDunsfold
AddressSun Inn, Dunsfold GU8 4LE
Latitude/longitude51.115, -0.5634
OS grid referenceTQ007361
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 20 minutes drive south of Guildford
  • By public transport, trains run from Guildford to the nearest station at Whitley

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.

Organiser/Planners: Mark Humphrey/ Sid Hardy/ Ian Norfield

Image: Mark Humphrey (courtesy of TriAdventure)

MTB Score Series 2017

We’re pleased to bring back a third MTB-Score series with four brand new locations for 2017. Held on Sunday mornings in February, May, August and October, 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 in February, May, August and October. Start times are from 10:00 to 11:00 and the course closes at 13:00.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
26 February 2017DunsfoldMark Humphrey/Sid HardyDetails
21 May 2017tbcMagnus Mills
6 August 2017CranleighJulian Hemsted
22 October 2017HolmwoodTom Davies/ Dave Uglow

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.

Gomshall MTB Score Event, Sunday 23rd October 2016

The fourth and final event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2016 Series takes place from Gomshall on Sunday 23rd October.

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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 Gomshall Mill, Station Road, Guildford, GU5 9LB

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

Check back here for final details.

LocationGomshall
AddressGomshall Mill, Station Road, GU5 9LB
Latitude/longitude51.2195, -0.4472
OS grid referenceTQ085478
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 10 minutes drive from the A3, between Guildford and Leatherhead.
  • By public transport, trains run from London to Gomshall via Redhill, or get the fast train to Guildford and ride to the start!

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 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.

Organiser/Planners: Dan & Helen Murphy

Image: Dan & Helen Murphy (courtesy of TriAdventure)

Mogador MTB Score Event, Sunday 14th August 2016

The third event in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2016 Series takes place from Mogador on Sunday 14th 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 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 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, Lower Kingswood KT20 7ES
Latitude/longitude51.2642, -0.2244
OS grid referenceTQ240532
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is 1.5 km from the A217 and 1.5km from the M25 Jn 8
  • NOTE – No event parking is permitted  in the pub car park, and there is limited parking available in Mogador / Lower Kingswood. Please park at Margery Woods NT Car Park – first turning on the left off the A217, when approaching from the M25 junction. Parking is free for National Trust members and £4 for others (using Ringo).  Access to the pub is via a Bridleway which runs along the side of the car-park (follow the signs).
  • By train, Tadworth and Kingswood stations are both an easy 15 minute  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.

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 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 website shortly after the event.

Organiser/Planners: Jane Robinson

Image: Mark Humprey (courtesy of TriAdventure)

Hurtmore MTB Score Race, Sunday 8th May 2016

The second race in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2016 Series takes place near Hurtmore on Sunday 8th May.

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

Race centre

The race will be based at The Squirrel Inn, Hurtmore Road GU7 2RN.

Toilets and drinks are available before and after the race, and lunch is available from 12pm –  please leave any muddy shoes at the door.

LocationHurtmore
AddressThe Squirrel Inn, Hurtmore Road, GU7 2RN
Latitude/longitude51.1988, -0.6447
OS grid referenceSU948453
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, the pub is right off the A3 Hurtmore exit, west of Guildford.
  • By train, Godalming is the nearest station, only a 15 min warm up ride away

Alternatively you can post for lift shares on either the SLOW Members (for SLOW members) or London & Southeast Adventure Racers (public) Facebook pages.

Race 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 race 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

Race 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 website shortly after the event.

Organiser/Planners: Sid Hardy, Mark Humphrey

Image: Mark Humphrey, courtesy of TriAdventure

 

MTB-Score Series 2016

Following the success of 2015, we’re pleased to bring back a second MTB-Score series of four events for 2016. Held on Sunday mornings in February, May, August and October, 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 in February, May, August and October. Start times are from 10:00 to 11:00 and the course closes at 13:00.

DateVenueOrganiserDetailsResults
14 February 2016East HorsleyTom DaviesDetailsResults
8 May 2016HurtmoreMark Humphrey/ Sid HardyDetailsResults
14 August 2016MogadorJane RobinsonDetailsResults
23 October 2016GomshallDan/Helen MurphyDetailsResults

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 .

East Horsley MTB Score Race, Sunday 14 February 2016

The first race in the SLOW Mountain Bike Score 2016 Series takes place around East Horsley on Sunday 14 February.

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

Race centre

The race will be based at The Duke of Wellington, Guildford Road, East Horsley KT24 6AA. Toilets and drinks are available before and after the race, but please leave any muddy shoes at the door.

Food is also available (and highly recommended!) but tables MUST be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Parking is not possible in the pub car park (please do not be THAT guy who tries anyway) but is free on surrounding streets to the north of the pub.

LocationEast Horsley
AddressDuke of Wellington
Latitude/longitude51.2627, -0.4326
OS grid referenceTQ095527
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, East Horsley is easily accessible from either the A3 or via the M25 Leatherhead exit.
  • By train, Horsley Station is on the Guildford line and is a short flat ride from the event base.

Alternatively you can post for lift shares on either the SLOW Members (for SLOW members) or London & Southeast Adventure Racers (public) Facebook pages.

Race 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 race 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 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

Race 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 website shortly after the event.

Organiser/Planners: Tom Davies

Image: Tom Davies, courtesy of TriAdventure

 

Night MTB Score Race, Chobham, 5th December

As a special SLOW Multisport Mountain Bike Score series finale, we are holding a Night race on 5th December. The race centre will be The Four Horseshoes pub.

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The pub will be serving food and beer to hungry racers so we hope you can stay around afterwards.

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

Race centre

The race will be based at the The Four Horseshoes pub, 13-15 Burrows Hill Green, Chobham. Toilets, hot drinks, water and food are available from the pub, but please leave any muddy shoes at the door!

LocationChobham
Address13-15 Burrow Hill Green, Chobham, Surrey GU24 8QP
Latitude/longitude51.3571, -0.6084
OS grid referenceSU970629
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • From the M25 take Exit 11/ A317 towards Addlestone and A319 to Chobam.
  • The event venue is 20min by bike from Sunningdale or Woking stations.

Race 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 race 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). For this event a suitable front light and blinky rear light are also mandatory.

The following equipment is recommended:

  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof top
  • Compass
RegistrationBetween 1700 and 1830
Start TimesBetween 1730 and 1830

Course open/close times to be confirmed shortly.

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 website shortly after the event.

Organiser/Planners: Adam Rose