BMBO event seriesLee Quarry MTBOSat 05 March, 2022

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

  • Training events are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport.
  • Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Most clubs run some 'mini series' throughout the year as local mid week events.
  • Regional events attract participants from around the local Region.
  • National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away,
  • Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships or the annual JK competition.



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Last updated: Sat 05 March, 2022

Lee Quarry offers an exceptional variety of challenging riding and tough navigation.

Location Info

Near: Bacup
Lat,Lng: 53.69308,-2.20834
OS Grid Ref: SD863218
Postcode: OL13 0BB

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Directions / Parking

Park at Futures Park. Bacup, OL13 0BB. What3Words ///
Look for signage and marshals when you turn off the main road.

Map / Terrain

Many rideable tracks and rideable open areas. Route choices abound. 90% of the area is quarry left-overs with landscaping by MTB enthusiasts.
Beware of unfenced high crags, some in excess of 10m. High crags are marked on the map with a heavy purple line along the top edge. Lesser crags, though still potentially dangerous, are not so marked.

Registration and Start times

First Starts 10:30AM, last Starts 11:30AM.
Courses close at 13:30.
500m and 60m climb, allow 10 minutes to reach the Start location from parking.

Course Information

Usual MTBO courses on offer:

A - 5.8km (M20, M21, M40, M50, W21)
B - 4.7km (M18, M60, W18, W20, W40, W50)
C - 3.0km (M16, W16, W60)

There is some gaffling on all courses.

Note the age classes are suggestions, you can choose which course you want to ride. Distances quoted are as the crow flies, actual riding distances approx 50% longer. Climb is significant at least 5% of crow flies distance. Winning time approx 60 minutes.

Entry Details

Via BMBO event website.

Entry fees: Adult = M/W21+, Junior = M/W20-
BMBO members Adult £10.00, Junior £4.00
Non-members Adult £11.00 (which includes your day-riders insurance), Junior £4.00.

Dog restrictions

No dogs.


Toilets: We recommend that you make arrangements before you arrive. The nearest public toilets are in Stubbylee Park, a distance of 600m from parking. Ask at Download for directions.

Cafe: The Stubbylee Park Cafe is a further 150m beyond the toilet block, in the cobbled yard. Good food, reasonable prices.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Alan Hartley BMBO

Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO -
Assistant Organiser: Bill Griffiths PFO.