The first race in the joint SLOW and L&SEAR 2015 Mountain Bike Orienteering series takes place around Arborfield, near Reading, on Sunday 18 January 2015. The race centre will be The Bramshill Hunt on Bramshill Close, Arborfield.
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EVENT UPDATE 7/1/15: For those interested in having a go but lacking wheels, mountain bikes are available for rent from friendly local bike shop Mountain Trax. Give them a call on 0118 976 1130.
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 above) or email to let us know you are coming so that the correct number of maps are printed.
The race will be based at the The Bramshill Hunt at 27 Bramshill Close, Arborfield. Toilets, water and food are available from the pub, but please leave any muddy shoes at the door!
|Address||The Bramshill Hunt, 27 Bramshill Close, RG2 9PL|
|OS grid reference||SU764660|
|Maps||Google Maps, OpenStreetMap|
- From the M4 J10, head north on the A329(M) then follow B3270, B3030 & A327.
- From the M3 J4a, follow the A327, A30 and A327.
- By train, Wokingham train station is a 20min cycle ride from the event centre.
Parking is available on the street next to the event pub. Please be respectful of local residents and avoid blocking any access points.
The entry fee is £8 for day riders, £7 for BMBO (with their membership cards) and SLOW members, and £6 for under 21s.
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
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.
|Registration||Between 0930 and 1045|
|Start Times||Between 1000 and 1100|
Courses will close at 13:00.
Maps will be 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey maps, although 1:25,000 will be available for novices/juniors if requested in advance. 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: Mark Humphrey and Sid Hardy
Photo of Nicki Adams by Open Adventures.