Pluckley Bike O

The last of the summer events!

Sat 16 Sep 2017

Type of event: Local, Street

Info updated: Sun 17 Sep


Pre Event Info

This was a 2 hour score event with 20 controls. One control was lonely and had no visitors. All the rest were visited by at least one rider. Congratulations to all the participants for their skill in navigating around the complicated lanes near Pluckley. We reckoned the optimal route around all 20 controls was in the region of 40 miles! And it wasn't flat.


Jean and Mike


Nearest town: Pluckley

Directions / Parking

Parking at Pluckley Station (pay and display)

Public Transport options

Pluckley Railway Station!

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 11.00 to 12.00. Starts from 11.30 to 12.30

Course Information

2 hour score event suitable for all. Find as many of the 20 controls as possible within the time limit. You will lose points if you are late back. SI electronic timing will be used-bring your dibber to registration if you have one.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

EOD only. Please let the organiser know if you are coming so we can print enough maps

Registration will be in Pluckley Station Car Park. Start and finish will be outside the Dering Arms Pub at TN27 0RR

Helmets are compulsory. If you are not a member of British Mountain Bike Orienteers you will have to pay day membership to cover insurance.

Entry £7 for adults (includes BMBO day membership)

Terrain Description

Streets and lanes around Pluckley, Area bounded by A20, A28 and A274. These roads wil be OOB


Pub should be open after your ride until 15.00.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Jean Fitzgerald

Important Information

Health, safety and other important information related to events.

If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.



Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines. 

To ensure that we comply with these guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.

During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.

On event day turn up for your allocated start slot

Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.

At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.

Do not congregate at the Finish.

At Download please get your breath back and recover before downloading.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

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Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.

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

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