Black Mountains MBO in association with
Mountain Bike Orienteering/Navigational Events.
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
2019 MBO Score Series Results after 3 Events
9 Events listed below will count towards the National and Black Mountains MBO League, ride a minimum of 5 events to qualify and your best 6 will count towards your final score
Event 1 and 2018 Award Ceremony - Sunday 18 November - Gilwern
Event 2 Small Area Format (SAF) - Sunday 20 January 19 - Forest of Dean North
Event 3 Small Area Format (SAF) - Sunday 17 February - The Narth near Monmouth
Event 4 Small Area Format (SAF) - Sunday 24 March - Forest of Dean South - NEXT EVENT
Event 5 Small Area Format (SAF) - Sunday 14 April - The Wentwood near Chepstow
The OMM Bike - Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 May - Cannock Chase (National League Only)
Event 6 - Long Score Event - Sunday 9 June - The Twyi Forest near Llanwrtyd Wells 5hr
Event 7 - Long Score Event - Sunday 14 July - The Black Mountains near Abergavenny
Event 8 - 'Over the Baas' Bike Festival - Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, Talybont
Event 9 - Long Score Event - Sunday 20 October - The Wye Valley