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 referenceTQ094526
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