|Date:||19 November 2017|
|Distance/s:||14 km to 35 km|
MTB Orienteering is the sport of XC mountain biking, combining riding with navigation. Using specially produced maps, riders navigate their way along roads, tracks and trails to various checkpoints in number order.
Interpreting the map to decide which is the optimum route from one control to the next, introduces an extra challenge, so that it's not all about speed. Riders are timed electronically with the rider locating their controls correctly in the shortest time declared the winner.
The map takes in tracks laid out by local MTB groups and forest tracks that are generally medium to fast. There are 4 course lengths from 14km to over 35km plus a 2 hour score course suiting riders of all abilities, from social to competitive plus a free kids course. There are classes for males, females and you can compete as a pair/group. Ages of competitors range from 10 to over 70 years. MTBO events are a low-key and fun competition and are open to anyone to compete.