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18A013 Mountain Bike Day

 

Howardian Hills

Meet point: Callis Wood near Coneysthorpe (Grid Ref SE 695717, Explorer Map 300)

Aim of the course:

An opportunity to develop off road bike skills. No previous experience necessary, but participants must be competent cyclists. The event will follow a route of approximately 20km and involve 5 – 6 hours cycling, mostly off road. The activity counts towards the Scout Adventure Challenge and the Scout Cyclist Badge (option B).

Approach:

Meet at a small layby near the junction of a minor road and track

From the south take the A64 towards Malton.  At Barton Hill turn left and follw Mains Lane for about 4 miles.  After passing the lake at Castle Howard, turn left at the crossroads and follow the minor road westwards for about 1 mile to a fork at the top of small hill where a track runs off to the right.  The meet point is on the north side of the track a few metres past the fork.

From the north (Thirsk) take the A170 and B1571 via Sproxton and Hovingham to Slingsby. Turn right onto Slingsby Bank towards Castle Howard.  Travel south for about 2 miles.   Turn right at the crossroads and follow the minor road westwards for about 1 mile to a fork at the top of small hill where a track runs off to the right.  The meet point is on the north side of the track a few metres past the fork.

From the east take the A64 towards York. Turn right at Barton Hill and follow directions as above, from the south. 

Equipment:

Bikes, helmets and gloves will be provided for all riders. Participants may use their own bicycle and equipment subject to the approval of the event leader.

In order to ensure that we have the correct equipment available we require the height of participants. Individual registrants: if you provided this during registration it will appear on your registration confirmation email. If not, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting event reference number, participant name and height in metres.  Groups: the person making the group registration is responsible for providing the data which we need to receive no later than 2 weeks before the event date. Forms and information can be obtained here.

What to Bring:

Water bottle, packed lunch, first aid kit, sun cream and any personal cycling gear. Waterproof jacket. Warm clothing including trousers.

Late bookings, extra places or more information:

The activity is open for 6 participants.  It may be possible to extend this number, subject to leader availability.  If you wish to book more places please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Event Properties

Event date 21 Apr 2018 10:30am
Event End Date 21 Apr 2018 4:30pm
Capacity 6
Registered 3
Available place 3
Cut off date 07 Feb 2018
Individual Price £14.00
Location
Callis Wood
near Coneysthorpe, York YO60, UK
Callis Wood
£14.00 3
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