Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club

CraigmillarSun 27 Mar

MTBO Double Sprint

Last updated: Tue 26 December, 2023

MTBO level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.

Terrain type: Parkland & Woodland



Pre-event Information

Location Info

Near: City of Edinburgh
Lat,Lng: 55.92697,-3.15373
OS Grid Ref: NT280710
Postcode: EH16 4TE

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Directions / Parking

The event is centred on Bridgend Farmhouse which is on the A7 near Cameron Toll Shopping Centre in Edinburgh. There is no exclusive parking for this event, although there is a small park at Bridgend Farmhouse. This is on the north east side of Old Dalkeith Road (A7), east of the Cameron Toll roundabout, and north of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Additional parking is available on the opposite side of Old Dalkeith Road, inside Inch Park, and this will involve crossing the road to reach assembly. Further parking is available at Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, which is a few minutes away by bike.

Course Information

A 1 3.8k Fairly Tricky Navigation
A 2 4.1k Fairly Tricky Navigation
B 1 2.1k Easy Navigation
B 2 2.3k Easy Navigation

Please note that course lengths indicate the straight line distance between controls. The distance you actually ride is likely to be up to around 20 to 30% longer, depending upon the route you take. In mountain bike orienteering, a longer route can easily be faster, depending on track ride-ability and climb, etc.

CONTROLS: Orienteering kites will be at each control site, but no control codes or punches will be used. It is on trust that you visit all controls and at the end of the day it’s all for fun!

Note that the explanation of colour coded courses (link below) relates to foot orienteering and is not relevant to this event.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

ENTER NOW VIA BMBO WEBSITE Entries close on 26th March. This is a double sprint race, effectively two races for the price of one.


Day Rider £7.00

BMBO Member £7.00

Youth Entry £4.00

NOTE: eMTBs allowed to take part but must declare on entry and will be listed as “non competitive”.

Registration and Start times

There will be limited entry or change of course on the day (subject to availability of maps), and there will be a single event briefing for all riders.

EVENT BRIEFING: Arrive at 10am, ready for a briefing and Q&A at 10.20am, with starts from 10.30am (competitors start at short intervals).

START TIMES FOR A1 and B1 COURSES: 10.30am to 10.40am. The start is very close to assembly at Bridgend Farmhouse. The finish is also close to the start. The start is indicated by a triangle on the map, and the finish is indicated by a double circle.

START TIMES FOR A2 and B2 COURSES: 11.30am to 11.40am. The start and the finish are the same as for the first set of courses.

TIMING: We will be using stopwatches rather than any electronic timing. It is all fairly informal.

MAP BOARDS: There are a limited number of map boards which can be attached to your bike and borrowed for the event, then returned.

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