This charity off road bike trail and quiz takes place from Cobham, near Gravesend, on Saturday 22nd September 2018. The aim is for a fun day out for individuals and families in beautiful countryside exploring the area and engaging with its nature. You’ll be keeping fit and supporting valuable charitable work protecting and enhancing the environment. The event is entirely on mountain bike tracks and paths - no part is on roads, making the fun day suitable for all ages.
You can participate as individuals, families or groups
REGISTRATION 10.30 - 11.00
START anytime between 10.30 and 11.30
The area covered will include land owned or managed by the West Kent Downs Countryside Trust (www.wkdct.org.uk) and Ranscombe Farm Reserve managed by Plantlife (www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/nature-reserves-important-plant-areas/discover-ranscombe ) and part of the Darnley Trail.
This is a public event – all are welcome. All entries are on the day but we encourage you to please RSVP by Tuesday 15 September to say you are coming to the event vi email us to let us know you are coming so that we can gauge the number of maps to print.
Maps will be specially prepared at a 1:10,000 scale. The map will show all cycle tracks, other paths, open land and forest. Certain footpaths will have overprinted purple hatching to indicate that these paths are not to be used. The map will be A4 size and will be printed double sided on waterproof paper.
The event will use orange and white orienteering controls to indicate each checkpoint.
At each of these checkpoints there will be a simple question based on nature or features in the immediate vicinity. The answer will be apparent to you from notice boards or other signage when you are at the correct place.
Your time will be recorded when you start and when you finish but this activity is intended to be a Fun event suitable for all levels of rider including Families, rather than a race. Electronic timing will not therefore be used. You should aim to visit as many of the checkpoints as possible, and answer the question at each checkpoint, within the maximum time limit of two hours. If the two hours’ time limit is exceeded, one correct answer will be lost for every two minutes, or part thereof, of lateness.
Prizes will be awarded, by draw if necessary, from among those answering the most questions correctly. There will also be random prizes drawn from all those participating.
Results will be available on the Dartford Orienteering Klubb website www.dfok.co.uk and the BMBO websites shortly after the event.
Water and squash will be provided at the Event Centre. There are several eating places nearby in the village of Cobham for those needing further liquid or food refreshments afterwards.
suitable for all ages and abilities of rider