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).

AddressThe Sportsman, Mogador Road, Lower Kingswood KT20 7ES
Latitude/longitude51.2642, -0.2244
OS grid referenceTQ239531
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)