Let's go MBO! – But what's it all about?
All the gear…Mountain Bike Orienteering is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s orienteering, on a MTB. OK, hopefully you’re with me so far… so if you know me, you’re probably thinking “how the heck can she fit another hobby in?!” well the answer to that is, easily! Because MTB Orienteering is really just another bike ride. A timed one with cool checkpoints to find.
You might have had experience of orienteering in its ‘normal’ form at school or possibly had a go at the more recent Geocaching? No? me neither, I hadn’t really done any form of orienteering until I tried the OMM bike event last summer. If you can plot a basic route on an OS map, and recognise landmarks etc. then you are halfway there. If you’re a cartophile like me then this is probably the sport for you (providing you like bikes too, of course!).
The premise of MTB orienteering is this –
Enter the event online, then turn up ready for a day ride, Tell the people at registration your name (no forms to fill…
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