|What is Duo Orienteering? The event is a combination of Foot and Mountain Bike (MTB) orienteering stages. A typical course may start with a foot stage then onto the bike to another map handout location, followed by another foot stage then onto the bike to the finish. The Mountain Bike stages will be a line course (collect the controls in order). The foot stages will be a scatter course (collect a set number of controls in any order). The event locations will normally be held in areas where orienteering maps have previously been used and parklands.
|What equipment do I need?
- Off-road bike in good working order
- Standard bicycle safety helmet
- Map board for your bike would be an advantage
- SportIdent stick (these may be hired or purchased with you entry)
- Running Shoes
- Water and food for the duration
|What skills do I need?
- Basic off-road riding skills on dirt roads and single track
- Basic map and compass reading skills
- Long course will include approx 18km MTB/8km foot orienteering
- Short course will include approx 10km MTB and 5km foot orienteering
- Expected time to complete courses is 2 to 4 hours
Enter Online - All online entries go into the draw for FREE ENTRY to the Belanglo Event in April
|4 Dec 2011
Series Co-ordinator - Greg Bacon
Ph: 0401 889 688
|11 Feb 2012
Western Sydney Regional Park
|22 Apr 2012
Southern Highlands - Belanglo SF
Start times for all events from 9.00am to 10.30am. Course closure at 2.30pm.
- Orienteering Club Members - $27 Senior; $18 Junior (under 21 yrs).
- Non Club Members - $37 Senior; $28 Junior (under 21 yrs)
DuO series off and running, and riding in Killingworth
Monday, 5 December 2011
Near perfect weather conditions and carefully planned courses delivered a hugely enjoyable event for the competitors trying out the first race of the new DuO series. Starting with a short Foot orienteering leg, the DuO then moved onto the MTBO element and finished with a longer Foot stage. Two courses were offered, Short and Long, with the main difference, other than the obvious length of each, being that the MTBO leg of the Long course took competitors into steeper areas than the Short course which instead challenged riders with twisting single tracks in relatively flat areas. Results can be found here.
The next event will be at the Western Sydney Regional Park in February and it is a great area for
mountain biking with wide trails and some good hills, whilst the foot stages will be predominately in parkland.
Thanks to Greg Bacon for his help with this article