The Chase. Back for Tweedlove 2016
25 May 16
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.
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
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.