Pluckley Bike O

The last of the summer events!

Sat 16 Sep 2017

Type of event: Local-(D), Street

Info updated: Sun 17 Sep

Results

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

Location

Nearest town: Pluckley

Directions / Parking

Parking at Pluckley Station (pay and display)

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

Facilities

Pub should be open after your ride until 15.00.

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: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance

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

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