MTBO Pickering Brook
Sunday 16 June 2013
This MTB Orienteering event covers the complex track network around Pickering Brook, Courses range for those suitable for experienced orienteers and first time participants. The shorter courses are easily achievable by beginners, non-mountain bikers and families.
Long: (30km) | Medium: (20km) | Short: (10km)
Registration: 9:00 – 11:00am Start times: 9:30 – 11:30am Courses close: 1:30pm (please be back by this time)
Map: Langford Park 1:20 000, 5m contours (A3, all courses) Facilities: Toilet
Bring: Bike, helmet, water, map board (limited hire boards available), cord for attaching SI tag to bike, puncture repair kit, Sportident e-tag, compass.
Course notes: The map has been added to for this event and we are using a new assembly area so expect some different challenges on all courses, including some fine navigation. Tracks are mostly originally vehicle width of varying standard, some overgrown. Some have had substantial trail bike use and become more like single track. Some tracks have been dug up near junctions to discourage vehicle access, mapped as difficult if several pits are dug, or with an obstruction symbol if only one or two. These sections may be ridden or walked.
Entry: All entries are Enter on the day | Event Fees
Directions: The start is on Pickering Brook Rd 7km ESE from the junction with Canning Rd. From Perth travel East on Graham Farmer Freeway/Orrong Rd/ Welshpool Rd to the T junction with Canning Rd. Turn Right on to Canning Rd and travel ESE another 4 km to the Pickering Brook shop intersection. Continue E on Pickering Brook Rd for 7km to its end (where PBR is now blocked off). Note the assembly area can not be accessed from Ashendon Rd. Park on side of the road.