Expect a fast,complex course from planner Steve Watson,who along with help and guidance from master map maker Jens Strain, has produced a course using an interesting mix of tracks ,trails,forest roads,quiet lanes and singletrack bridleways.

Avoiding the horrors of the ” boggy wastelands ” to the North. that were encountered last year, route choice will be crucial but  with a bit of thought Steve expects a few people to come close to clearing up if they can ride over 100k in the 4 hours…theres a challenge for you all !

This being the 4th event Steve has mapped here he has used all his knowledge to good effect after many visits over recent months,so lets support him and his helpers along with we organisers to make this a day to remember.

It’s an early start so if you need to stay overnight there is an excellent campsite next to the event centre – no need to book.

Prizes will be awarded at 3.30 to all winners on the day and to the NEMBOS series category winners.

Hope you can stay to applaud them!!

Map of the area can be found here: 2012 Wark 40000 Working Drawing without Controls


Event Centre GR793761      Stonehaugh village hall
5 miles west of the B6320 at Simonburn
COURSE LONG – 4 hour SCORE event           NOVICES – 2 hour SCORE event
Normal kites with SportIdent electronic punching
MAP Overprinted 1-50,000 colour map (based on OS sheet 87)
TERRAIN A variety of excellent tracks in a large mature forest
REGISTRATION From 9.30 – 10.45
START Starts: from 10:00 -11.00
FINISH All back by 15:15
ENTER http://www.bmbo.org.uk/calendar/details.php?event_id=258
PRICES SENIORS £12.00                             JUNIORS/STUDENTS/NOVICES £6.00