Black Mountains MBO in association with
Mountain Bike Orienteering/Navigational Events.
Situated on the English
Welsh border and rising to over 800m above sea level it is widely accepted that
the Black Mountains are epic for mountain biking; with events in the wider Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye
Valley we have a wonderful area to ride in. With its brilliant network of bridleways, green lanes and quiet country lanes plus stunning scenery it is a great way to keep you fit and active throughout the year.
MBOs are suitable for all abilities and ages from 12 - 112 so long as you can competently ride a mountain bike off-road and know the basics of reading an OS map. The map reading and route planning will challenge your mental resolve whilst the hills and valleys will undoubtedly test your physical fitness – be mindful however on these events that the fittest/fastest rider is not always the winner.
Entries can either be as a pair or solo, all events are held from village halls meaning that whatever the weather holds in store you can sit, enjoy a free meal at the end and discuss your ride choice with friends.
Event timing is by SPORTident electronic systems and you will be issued a full colour over-printed OS Waterproof map at the start.
Start times for the series will be between 9.30 & 10.30am
2018 MBO Score Series:
This year we have 12 events, ride a minimum of 7 events to qualify and your best 8 rides will count towards your final score.
Results after 7 Events
Event 1 - Gilwern - 3.5 hrs Score - RESULTS Event 2 - Forest of Dean - 2hrs & 3hr Small Area Format (SAF) - RESULTS Event 3 - Chepstow Park Woods - 2hrs & 3hr Small Area Format (SAF) - RESULTS
Event 4 - Sunday 4 March - The Wentwood - Postponed to 27 May
Event 5 - Sunday 25 March - Trellech Common - 2hrs & 3hr Small Area Format (SAF) RESULTS Event 6 - Sunday 8 April - Longtown - 3 hr Score. RESULTS Event 7 & 8 - OMM Week end 5-6 May - Forest of Dean - 7 hrs & 5 hrs Score. RESULTS
Event 4 - Sunday 27 May - The Wentwood - 2hrs & 3hr Small Area Format (SAF)
Event 9 - Sunday 17 June Crychan Forest - 3.5 hrs Score.
Event 10 - Sunday 8 July - Llandefalle - 3.5 hrs Score.
Event 11 - Sunday 9 September - TBC - 3.5 hrs Score
Event 12 - Sunday 14 October - South East Wales - 3.5 hrs Score