Trossachs SMBO

Details from the organiser;

Afternoon All!

It looks like it is going to be another fabulous sunny day for this Saturday’s Duke’s Discovery! 

 

You can start from 11 am at the Brig O’Turk Village hall. Don’t forget the Wee Duke Triathlon is on earlier for those feeling uber fit!

For those who remember 2017, we will be finishing again at the Long Barns for the usual teas, cakes and, for a first, ice cream straight from Achray Farm!!.

 

And don’t forget we have “round the world in 124 days” Jenny Graham talking in the village hall. SMBO entrants get a 20% discount code but places will be limited.

Prices remain unchanged for the fifth year in a row with singles £15 and juniors £5

Enter online now! https://www.bmbo.org.uk/calendar/details.php?event_id=1124 

 

 

Remaining 2019 Events
21st Sept – Dukes Discovery (Trossachs)
27th Oct – Mugdock
14th Dec = Auchterhouse (New!!)

MTB Orienteering: Trossachs

An SMBO event.  3 or 4 hours of searching for checkpoints to collect points.  Event details and entry, here:

www.bmbo.org.uk/calendar/details.php?event_id=1040

From event website:

The area between Callander, Aberfoyle and Brig o’ Turk holds some fantastic riding for all abilities. For solo speeders there will be up to 30 miles of rideable trails including sketchy tracks and some real navigation. For normal folk and families the awesome environment including forest singletrack, lochside paths and national cycle trails provide a highland experience within 30 minutes of the motorway past Stirling.

Mountain Bike Orienteering “Glasgow Grit” 2017

Come join us on Sunday 21st May 2017 for a bit of mountain bike orienteering in and around Mugdock Country Park and surrounding areas!

Following on from the success of the 2016 event, Glasgow Mountain Bike Club are hosting round 3 of the Scottish Mountain Bike Orienteering Summer 2017 Series http://www.smbo.org.uk/mugdock-2017/, and promises to be a really fun day out.

Last year we hosted around 45 riders, where the age range spanned 50 years and everyone came back with a smile on their face so we will be aiming for more of the same. The course takes in woodland, moors and even a castle.  A mix of walkers’ paths, fire roads, some fun technical trails and hills mean the event is suitable for all abilities whether you just want to have fun or are looking for more of a challenge.

The event will be based at GMBC HQ at Milngavie and Bearsden Sports Club, with ample parking and toilet/changing facilities.  Registration will be open from 9am, and results and prize-winners announced from 2:30pm.  Using the marked-up maps provided, you start at the sports club and try and find as many checkpoints as you can in three hours.  There’s no defined route, and checkpoints vary in distance, location and points!  Tea, coffee, soup and cake will be available, and results and prize-winners will be announced at the sports club afterwards.

The event is open to adults and children over the age of 15 (or over the age of 12 as part of a “generations” team). You can enter as a solo or a pair; we’ll give you a map showing the checkpoints and a dibber to check in at each checkpoint.  We have aimed to make the course fun for all, from first timers to experienced mountain bikers with lots of easily reachable checkpoints, along with some further afield for those looking for a challenge.

All entrants must be a full or day-rider member of the BMBO, day rider membership is £1. All the details at: http://www.bmbo.org.uk/membership-information/.

Prices to enter the event are as follows:

  • Solo: £15
  • Pairs: £25
  • Youth: £5
  • Generation Pair (adult/youth): £20
  • Enter before 14/5/2017 and receive a 10% discount.
  • Adult entries on the day incur an additional £5, as set by BMBO.

You can enter here: http://www.bmbo.org.uk/calendar/details.php?event_id=903

For more information about mountain bike orienteering, please see www.SMBO.org.uk, www.BMBO.org.uk.

We want to see as many of you enjoying the event as possible, this is a great opportunity to field a team of GMBC jersey-wearers, and highlight and promote the Club on its 30th Anniversary year!  If you would prefer to help out we will need a couple of volunteers to help out on the day. Tasks include setting out & retrieving checkpoints & signage, directing people to registration and start points, a small amount of car park attendance (until event starts), course “marshalling” (marshalling is not official or static but it would be good to have a few folks to ride around the course area during the event to keep an eye out for any problems).

If you have any questions about the event or if you can volunteer then please post below, on the GMBC Facebook page, contact info@gmbc.org.uk or speak to Angus, Will, Gary or Andrew.

Mountain Bike Orienteering “Glasgow Grit” 2017

Come join us on Sunday 21st May 2017 for a bit of mountain bike orienteering in and around Mugdock Country Park and surrounding areas!

Following on from the success of the 2016 event, Glasgow Mountain Bike Club are hosting round 3 of the Scottish Mountain Bike Orienteering Summer 2017 Series http://www.smbo.org.uk/mugdock-2017/, and promises to be a really fun day out.

Last year we hosted around 45 riders, where the age range spanned 50 years and everyone came back with a smile on their face so we will be aiming for more of the same. The course takes in woodland, moors and even a castle.  A mix of walkers’ paths, fire roads, some fun technical trails and hills mean the event is suitable for all abilities whether you just want to have fun or are looking for more of a challenge.

The event will be based at GMBC HQ at Milngavie and Bearsden Sports Club, with ample parking and toilet/changing facilities.  Registration will be open from 9am, and results and prize-winners announced from 2:30pm.  Using the marked-up maps provided, you start at the sports club and try and find as many checkpoints as you can in three hours.  There’s no defined route, and checkpoints vary in distance, location and points!  Tea, coffee, soup and cake will be available, and results and prize-winners will be announced at the sports club afterwards. Continue reading

Mugdock SMBO Photos & Belated Thank Yous

Belatedly, what a crackin’ day the SMBO event turned out to be!  The feedback from the competitors was really positive; a great course, a well organised HQ, great prizes and great soup and cakes.  Hopefully it’ll spur some folks on to try an SMBO event next year or to help out if we organise another one in the future.

A big thank you needs to go to Tenn Outdoors (shorts and snoods) and Dales Cycles (goodie bags) and various club members for supplying prizes for the event, Bullands Coffeehouse and Andrew Smith’s wife for supplying the soup. There’s a lot of work beforehand, on the day and afterwards so a big thank you to everyone involved in helping out with setting up the hall, obtaining prizes from sponsors, managing registration, issuing maps, collecting back in all the checkpoints and signage, the excellent homebaking crew, prize giving officials and the hall clean up team.  It’s definitely a team effort so thanks to everyone involved.

A special thank you to Angus, Tom and Will for setting up the course and printing the maps and finally a special mention to the big fat high pressure sitting over Scandanavia for the epic sunshine.

I finally managed to upload some of the photos from the SMBO event ….

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