I checked 10 controls on the bridleways and estate tracks on Cotherstone Moor today and didn’t see a single other walker or cyclist. There was no traffic on the few roads I used and the landowners are all happy with the way the event went last year so have no problems with us returning in May. The tracks were surprisingly dry and the views were as stunning as usual. I will be checking the lanes and tracks around the reservoirs next week then the old railway line and Romaldkirk Moor when I get back from skiing. Don’t worry – you won’t have to carry your bikes up or down Holwick Scar this year.