Frequently Asked Questions - MBO Score
Can I ride where I like in an Open Access Area?
Open Access Areas are designed for people on foot. You have no right of way with a bicycle.
MBO score Rules say you must keep to Public Rights of Way. So stay on the tracks.
However, if the organiser has permission to use an open area or access area, then you may ride where you like in the defined area on the map. This will be clearly marked on the map.
Control Location - Somebody says "the control was missing" but other people found it!
Somebody says "the control was missing" but other people found it!
The BMBO appeals process will go through these questions:
1, The competitor must report the missing control as soon as they finish/download.
2. From the competitors sequence of controls, is it likely they visited the contested control.
Answer NO to either 1 or 2 - the competitor is not awarded the control.
Answer YES - go through points A to C below:
A. Was the marked location correct?
B. Was the control description correct, unambiguous and use the BMBO format above.
C. Where the mapped features at the control circle correct on the ground.
Answer Yes to all points A, B and C - The competitors in not awarded the control.
Answer No to any of points A, B or C - The Competitor IS awarded the control.
Footpaths - Can I ride on a footpath
No, you have no right of way on a foot path.
However, if the organiser has permission to use a specific foot path from the landowner, then you may ride on it. This permissive access to use a footpath will be clearly marked on the map.
You may not use a footpath because, you as an individual, know the land owner.
All Footpaths are out of bounds in MBO Score event unless the organiser has gained permission from the landowner AND marked the permissive foot path on the map.
Trailquest - What happened to Trailquests?
We renamed them MBO Score events because it is a better description of what they are.
MBO score events have excellent maps and accurate control descriptions.
MBO score events require accurate navigation and good tactical skill to optimise your score.
MBO score events are not treasure hunts or hunt the punch events.