Dark and White Summer MTBO #1 – Castleton

I arrived at a hot and dusty Castleton fairly late as I’d been to pick up an ebay purchased toolbox for the man-cave on the way there. I know the area around Castleton, Hope and Edale well from years of visits on foot and on bike and was looking forward to a cracking nights . . . → Read More: Dark and White Summer MTBO #1 – Castleton

Poland Cup 2017 – MTBO World Masters Series

Thursday night saw the normal frantic packing and wondering if I’ve remembered everything – one day I’ll do a check list – although to be honest I’ve never forgotten anything to date….

Friday morning found me in Stanstead Airport queuing through security with mostly hens and stags on their way to a European weekend . . . → Read More: Poland Cup 2017 – MTBO World Masters Series

Dark and White Summer Series 2017

Spring has sprung into early summer and the long evenings bring back the 17th year of Dark and White summer weekday mountain bike orienteering series!

I’ve been doing these for the last 10 years or so – slowly getting to know the Peak District and particularly its steep bits year on year!

This year . . . → Read More: Dark and White Summer Series 2017

MTBO Camp 17 – Ultra Long

 

MTBO Camp ultra longs are legendary – mixtures of maps including tourist and google maps are not uncommon and the spring weather in Denmark and Sweden often unpredictable – bonkers hot or windy and sleet! This year in Northern Jutland everything was great, good maps, fine weather and fantastic views over the North . . . → Read More: MTBO Camp 17 – Ultra Long

MTBO Camp 17 – Map Memory Training

The Brits as usual sneaked off for a lunchtime café stop nearby following the middle race and a few of us returned to the mornings venue for the afternoon training – map memory.

A blank map was given out to carry around face down on our map boards to act as a safety net, . . . → Read More: MTBO Camp 17 – Map Memory Training

MTBO Camp 2017 – Middle Race #3

It was a bit of a drive to day 3’s middle race to the South. Sarah B was sharing my car and handily brought a satnav with her. We had no edge of childish giggles listening to the anglicised pronunciations of the road and town names. Our favourite this morning sounded like ‘arse veg’ . . . → Read More: MTBO Camp 2017 – Middle Race #3

MTBO Camp 17 – Route Choice Training #2

The sun shone for the afternoons training on Hollerup. We split into groups of three of similar ability and rode a series of route choice legs with a left, right and middle option. There was normally a fast long option, a straight technical navigation or singletrack option and an option avoiding climb. I rode . . . → Read More: MTBO Camp 17 – Route Choice Training #2

MTBO Camp 17 – Middle Race #2 Svinklov

Another morning of showers and manky weather but the day brightened into sunshine! Svinklov was another brilliant area for MTBO, a really dense track network of varying ride-ability including zoomy (and not so zoomy) single-tracks, lots of route-choice and a need for the brain to be engaged. The trouble is for the first 2 . . . → Read More: MTBO Camp 17 – Middle Race #2 Svinklov

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