• The Chase – Back for Tweedlove 2016

    25th May 2016

Event Description

The Chase on Wednesday 25th May is part of Tweedlove and sponsored by Shand Cycles an independent British bicycle manufacturer based in Scotland fabricating hand-built custom and production bikes. All inspired by Scotland’s roads, trails and mountains.

Mountain Bike Orienteering is a fun off road event where YOU choose the course! All ages and abilities can compete with the aim of visiting as many high value checkpoints as possible in the 2 hour time limit and organised by Scotlands largest MBO club Scottish Mountain Bike Orienteering. More info can be found at http://www.smbo.org.uk/

This year we are offerring 2 courses, a beginners 30 minutes route and an hours course designed to test more experienced orienteers!

Event Start/Finish Location

The event will start and finish at the Buzzards Nest carpark at Glentress near Peebles.

Start any time between 6 and 8pm. Feel free to come down early from 5pm to see the map of the area and ask any questions. As this is NOT a mass start you can set off earlier if you want.

Event Area

The event will take place in and around Glentress, East of Peebles


There are 20 Controls shown on the map provided and the aim to go to as many as possible in any order. Each Control Point will have a Sport Ident ‘Dibber’ Punch. The location of these will be obvious when you are near them but just in case there is also descriptions of each checkpoint given to you at the start. Marker tape may be used to highlight the Control Point if necessary

Scores will be displayed as soon as they have been calculated and checked.
Final Results will be posted on our website www.smbo.org.uk.

You will need :

    a roadworthy and well maintained bike (mountain bike recommended)
    a cycling helmet * – must be worn at all times
    a first aid kit of at least a dressing and plasters *
    a puncture repair kit, pump and simple tool kit
    a waterproof jacket *
    food and drink
    a whistle *

Note : items marked with an * are compulsory

Entry Fees
Adults (16 and older) £10.00
Juniors (under 16) £5.00
Entry may be available on the day. Numbers are limited so please sign up early.


Event Start Location

Location Info

Buzzard’s Nest (Top) Car Park



EH45 8NA

Event Timetable

  • 17:00-19:30 Registration

    Sign in & receive your electronic dibber and checkpoint description.

    Review the blank map and familiarise yourself with any one-way trails, map notes or out of bounds restrictions.

  • 17:30-20:00 Start Window

    Dib to start the clock and collect your map.

    1 Hour event must start by 19:50

  • 30 or 60 Minutes Race!

    You have 1/2 or 1 hour from when you start to collect as many points as possible. Each minute you’re late you lose points on an increasing scale so how far do you go?

  • 21:00 Cut-Off

    You lose all your points if you finish 10 minutes late or more.

  • 21:10 Results & Prizes

    Find out how you did both in category and overall.

Event Organiser

For the 2016 Tweed Valley event Ewan Sandison is the event organiser. As well as planning the map and checkpoint location he is responsible for entry and timing, home baking and general running of the event.

If you can’t find the information you need, here on the www.SMBO.org.uk site or on the www.BMBO.org.uk site, please feel free to contact us.