Trailquesting - orienteering on a bike

Having gotten the OMM out of the way, I’ve been having a dabble at Trailquesting the past couple of weeks.  What that? – well, a Trailquest is basically an orienteering score event on a bike – you get a map covered in checkpoints and a time limit to collect as many as possible. 

Having never done any before, results have been somewhat erratic:  Last weekend I did my first race up at Richmond and somehow managed to win it, beating the current British MBO champion – but this weekend down in the Peak I well and truly crashed and burned (well, came 4th)  after a series of schoolboy errors.  All good fun though – winter mountain biking has got to be the muddiest sport ever..