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Saturday 12th June 2021

Entries Open
Wednesday 26th May 2021
Entries Close
Thursday 10th June 2021
Entries so Far
10 Participants
Entry Fees

Senior - £6
Junior -  £2.50

£1 discount if using own SI-Card

Steve Smirthwaite

Moravian Orienteering Mountain Bike Orienteering Sprint Event held at Delnies Wood, Moss-side Road, Nairn. Delnies Wood is a small pine forest with a complicated path network suitable for mountain bike orienteering. Pre entries only. Starts between 09.30 and 10.30am with courses closing at 11.30am. Ideal to get some practice before our MTBO Weekend!


Directions and Parking


Getting There (not signposted)

There is no planned parking available at Delnies Wood and participants will be required to park in the various Nairn town centre car parks and cycle to the event.  This is 2km to the start and less than a 10 minute bike ride.


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The preferred parking is in the town centre. From there it is 2km and less than 10 minute bike ride to the start. If you on-street park please be very sensitive of local residents. Do not block driveways and allow space between cars to permit traffic to pass in both directions. Obey the Highway Code and always park in the direction of travel.

No Toilets; please use nearest public facilities.

Start and Finish

Registration, dibber hire, Download, First Aid, Start and Finish

This is at the southeast corner of Delnies Wood on Moss Side Road, Nairn.


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Please do not come to the start until 10 minutes before your start time to minimise the number of people at the start area and maintain social distancing. Start times will be pre-allocated between 09.30 - 10.30 and published on SI Entries.

Please see the event website: for full detail of course & timing logistics.

Courses close at 11.30

At registration



Sprint course 

3.6km straight line course with optimum cycling distance of 5.7km.  

Map scale 1:7,500, 5m contours, size A4.  Double sided map ( controls 1-6 on side 1 and controls 7 to finish on side 2) with estimate winning time expected 30 minutes.



Delnies Wood is a small pine forest with a complicated path network. Paths are generally well drained and mostly fast and easy to ride. Controls must be visited in numerical order. RIDERS MUST STAY ON MAPPED PATHS AND ROADS, CROSS COUNTRY RIDING IS NOT ALLOWED

You may encounter members of the public as Delnies Wood is a popular walking area. Please be courteous and give way to them as our access for future MTBO events relies on this. See Safety Rule #6

Map scale 1:7,500, 5m contours, size A4. The course is 3.6km straight line with an optimum cycling distance of 5.7km. Controls 1 to 6 on side 1, Controls 7 to finish turn over map (side 2) Winning time expected to be about 30 minutes.

Safety Information

Please read the Moravian MTBO Safety Rules that provide an essential guide to the rules, map symbols and safety elements of MTBO. See MTBO Rules & Safety Guidelines

A BOF risk assessment, Covid risk assessment and British Mountain Bike Orienteering (BMBO) risk assessment have been completed and will be available for inspection at download.

Competitors must wear a BSI standard helmet and use a serviceable bike that must stay with them at all times. Appropriate cycle clothing is to be worn.

Mobile phone signal in the area is good and an emergency mobile phone number is printed on the map.

Please note any relevant medical conditions on your SI entry, or email the organiser.

Ticks are present and can be picked up even when cycling. Please check for ticks after you have been orienteering.

Download - It is essential that everyone returns to download even if you have not completed your course.

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