Bike O around Pluckley

Sun 22 Jul 2018

Type of event: Score, Street

Info updated: Mon 2 Jul


Results will be available soon.

Pre Event Info

2.5 hour score course with 23 checkpoints – suitable for all abilities. You decide which checkpoint to visit and in what order.

You will be using public roads and lanes only.

There will be 23 circles marked on a 1:50,000 scale OS map.   Each circle will have a letter from A to W.  On a separate sheet there will be 28 photos, each with a number.
Ride to the centre of a circle on the map and identify a photo that matches what you see at that location.
On the answer sheet, against each letter of the location write the number of the photo which you consider matches. Don’t guess, since we have included five extra photos! Don’t forget a pen or pencil for answers.

You have 2 ½ hours to identify as many of the photos as possible.
Each correct answer will gain you 10 points, but for every five minutes, or part of 5 minutes, late you will lose 10 points.
So 5 minutes = 10 point lost.                5 minutes and 34 seconds = 20 points lost
And 10 minutes = 20 points lost          10 minutes and 1 second = 30 points lost,

so try not to be late.

Sportident punching will be used for start and finish timing only.

Pre-marked maps showing the checkpoints will be provided but you may wish to bring a map bag as waterproof paper is not being used. The map will bear an emergency telephone number.


Safety information

BSI approved cycling specific helmets must be worn at all times by participants during the event;
participants are recommended to carry first aid kit;
some of the roads and lanes are shady so participants should consider displaying lights;
if hot weather is expected, make sure you are well hydrated before you start and carry plenty of water with you;
under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times


Nearest town: Pluckley

Directions / Parking

Start and finish will be in the station car park at Pluckley at TN27 0RT

Pluckley station car park is pay and display £1 on Sundays. 

Alternatively park tidily on the street outside the station. Do not use the pub car park

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 10:00 to 11:00. If you have an SI dibber please bring it to registration.

Starts: 10:15 to 11:15     

Entry Details

Entry on the day only.

Seniors £8; BMBO members £7; Juniors £1

Saxons members - discount £1; Sportident dibber hire £1.

Please email the organiser if you are intending to participate so that we can print adequate maps.

Dogs allowed?

No dogs please

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Jean Fitzgerald

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: If you have joined an orienteering club, or are competing in one of your first 3 events, then you are covered by our public liability insurance.

Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.

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