Black Mountains MBO

MTB Nav Events or MBOs are suitable for all abilities and ages from 12 – 112, as you can competently ride a mountain bike off-road and  know the basics of reading an OS map you will have a great time. The map reading and route planning will challenge your mental resolve whilst the hills and valleys will undoubtedly test your physical fitness – be mindful however on these events that the fittest/fastest rider is not always the winner. They are run all over the UK but if you like to ride in South Wales, Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons), Black Mountains, Wye Valley & the Forest of Dean you have come to the right place.




Black Mountains MBO League 2024 

The 2024 League will consist of 10 events, you can ride in as few or as many as you like, but to qualify for a prize you need to ride in at least 6 events & your best 7 scores will count towards your final league result. At the end of the season if any of the podium places are tied the rider with the most wins, then runner-up positions, etc will be placed above the other rider. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3  riders both male & female regardless of age, we will also award prizes for Best Age Category including EBike.


A PDF of League results can be viewed HERE

After 8 events there has been a bit of a change at the top, Gary Davies swaps with Si Gittings to take the top spot with Ben Gibson still in Third. In the female category Beth Perrou jumps ahead of Nicky Griffin & Carys Holloway keeps the third spot. The EBikers are led by Jayson Brown, followed by Richard Howell & Chris Aldous.  Remember to join BMBO & obtain a MTB number for your result to count in the UK National League or Shield Events.


Locations of the next few events are listed here, full details are available via the entry buttons below: 

1 September, Event 9 – St Arvans near Chepstow – ENTRY

13 October, Event 10 – Whitchurch near Ross on Wye – ENTRY



To see how your route & speed compared to the other Riders on each event, you can view & replay everyone tracks HERE. A replay speed of 30 works well & the longer the tadpole’s tail, the faster the riders is travelling. The access codes are below next to the event Results. Please note that we use the BMBO graduated time penalties which are reflected in the SPORTIDENT results HERE, but not in the MapRun app which only shows 1 point per minute late.


Event 8 – Talgarth – Code 7963 RESULTS EVENT MAP

Event 7 – Llangasty – Code 7541 RESULTS EVENT MAP

Event 6 – Machen – Code 5482 RESULTS EVENT MAP

Event 5 – Abergavenny – Code 4553 RESULTS EVENT MAP

Event 4 – Wittington – Code 8424 RESULTS Event Map

Event 3 – Rockfield – Code 6052 RESULTS Event Map

Event 2 – Llandogo – Code 1462 RESULTS Event Map

Event 1  – Newchurch – Code 5342 RESULTS Event Map