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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

MTB Score Race, Cocking, 25 October

The fourth and final race in the SLOW Multisport Mountain Bike Score series takes place on the South Downs Box Hill, near Cocking, on Sunday 25th October 2015. The race centre will be The Bluebell Inn, Bell Lane, Cocking.


NOTE: As the series finale, we will be awarding the series prizes to the top male and female racers based on their top 3 of 4 scores. Series rankings so far can be found here.

We hope you can stay after the event and celebrate with us our successful first season.


 

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 (link to follow) 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 Bluebell Inn, Bell Lane, Cocking GU29 0HU. Toilets, hot drinks, water and food are available from the pub, but please leave any muddy shoes at the door!

LocationCocking
AddressBluebell Inn, Bell Lane
Latitude/longitude50.9513, -0.7513
OS grid referenceSU878176
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • From the M25 take the A3 to Godalming , then the A286 south to Cocking.

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

As this is the series finale there will be series prizes awarded at the end for the top male/female scores, based on the best 3 results of the 4 races over the course of the year.

RegistrationBetween 0930 and 1045
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

Courses 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.

Bike Rental

For those interested in having a go but lacking wheels, Posh Pedalers offer rental bikes from their shop in Midhurst – call 01730 810889 to avoid disappointment!

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

Organiser/Planners: James Lee-Cox

Photo of Nicki Adams by Open Adventures.

Chilworth MTB Score Race, Sunday 9 August 2015

The third race in the SLOW Multisport Mountain Bike Score series takes place around Chilworth, near Guildford, on Sunday 09 August 2015.


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 (link to follow) 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 Percy Arms, 75 Dorking Road, Chilworth, GU4 8NP. Toilets, hot drinks, water and food are available from the pub, but please leave any muddy shoes at the door!

There is parking in the pub car park for those staying for food/drink afterwards; those not staying should park on the road outside so that the car park is kept clear for lunch customers.

LocationChilworth
AddressThe Percy Arms, Dorking Road
Latitude/longitude51.2156, -0.5263
OS grid referenceTQ030473
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Getting there

  • By car, Chilworth can be most easily approached from the A25 to the East , the A281 to the West or Guildford to the North.
  • By train, Chilworth Station is almost immediately next to the event base and is just one stop from the fast Guildford line.

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 1045
Start TimesBetween 1000 and 1100

Courses 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.

Bike Rental

For those interested in having a go but lacking wheels, Pedal & Spoke offer rental bikes from their shop in Peaslake – reserve early to avoid disappointment!

All competitors take part at their own risk.

Results will be available on the SLOW website shortly after the event.

Organiser/Planners: Dan & Helen Murphy

Photo of Nicki Adams by Open Adventures.