Black Mountains MBO
If you would like to venture out on your own why not attempt one of our Mountain Bike Orienteering Score (MBO Score) Events in association with: British Mountain Bike Orienteering
2017 Winter Wanderland League
Event Entry Click Here
2016/17 MBO Winter Wanderland Short Score Series:
Sunday 20 November - Soudley, Forest of Dean - Results Sunday 15 January - Cannop, Forest of Dean - Results Sunday 5 February - Rudry, near Caerphilly - Results Sunday 19 February - The Wentwood, near Chepstow - Results
2017 MBO Long Score Series:
Event 1 - Sunday 19 March - Dingestow, near Raglan - NEXT EVENT
Event 2 & 3- Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April - The OMM, Cwmdu
Event 4 - Sunday 28 May - Govilon, near Abergavenny
Event 5 - Sunday 25 June - Llandefalle, near Brecon
Event 6 & 7- Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July - Forest of Dean Week end
Event 8 - Sunday 17 September - Trecastell, near Brecon
Event 9 - Sunday 15 October - Trellech, near Monmouth
Your best 6 results in the Series will count towards you final league score.
Trophies will be awarded to the Series Champion and 2 runners up. We will also award individual category winners, and if there are more than 5 qualifiers in a class the runner up will also receive a prize.
There will be a trophy for the Marchog y Mynydd (Knight of the Mountains) for the rider who amassed the most points through out the season.
The aim of the event is to find and visit checkpoints marked on our 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 Maps:
- Participate as a team or go solo
- Fun for individuals, friends and families
- Bring your own bike or hire one
- Try it for fun or compete against your friends
- Take a guide with you to provide Map and Navigation instruction
Each rider accumulates a total score dependant on how many and which particular controls they visit. There is no set order for visiting the controls & riders have to decide the most efficient route on which to use their time and energy. The rider with the highest points total is the winner. As route choice, level of difficulty and duration of riding are all decisions for the rider, these events really suit everyone whatever your ability level.
Below is an example map of one of our maps used on a previous event. We tend to use 1:25,000 scale but may use 1:50,000 if we need greater coverage. The overlay of Check points and other detail is produced in OCAD which will be familiar to those who have tried Foot Orienteering.