HAB Monday Evening Meeting & Ride-In on 8th August

This month’s HAB evening meeting Ride-In starts at Squire’s Cafe Bar, Newthorpe LS25 5LX.

Members and Associates, meet for the ride at 6.00pm for a 6.15pm set off, with just 45 miles of delightfully winding Yorkshire countryside to negotiate arriving at Bilton Cricket Club for the evening meeting before 7.15pm.

If you can’t make the ride-in, gather for the meeting at the cricket club from 7.00pm with a start at 7.30pm.

No speaker again this month but a short video from MCN/Bikertek about Bike Doc and the recommended techniques for dealing with a motorcycle crash. See the video beforehand at:


Any questions and a discussion. Buffet will be served afterwards.

See you at either venue!

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HAB Mid-Week Ride Out – Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Meet at Morrisons, Boroughbridge from 9am for 9.30am start.
From Boroughbridge, the route heads north to Asenby and Topcliffe picking up the A167 to Busby Stoops. Continue on towards Northallerton, turning left then right at Maunby to avoid the town centre to Danby Wiske Road, Danby Lane and on to Moulton, Middleton Tyas before crossing the A1M. Now the B6275 takes us due north to Piercebridge, turning left on B6279 to the T-junction with the A688, turning right then left to Evenwood with back roads leading eventually to the A68.

Coffee stop: A68 Cafe DL14 0JF
We’ll leave the cafe on the A68, heading north but immediately turn left on Diddridge Lane and back roads to Wolsingham where we’ll pick up the A689 west to Frosterley and Stanhope soon turning right at Eastgate with minor roads all the way to Allenheads.

Lunch stop: Hemmel Cafe, Allenheads NE47 9HJ
Heading back home now going south passing Wearhead, Ireshopeburn and on to Middleton-in-Teesdale and Barnard Castle. The routes crosses the A66 to Bowes and then over Sleightholme Moor to Keld. Down the B6270 to Muker and Reeth, over the tops to Leyburn then the conventional route to Masham. From Masham we’ll head due south through Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard and on to Ripley where the ride will finish.

Mileage for route as described: 181m
Leader: David Haywood with tail ender to be decided.
Let me know if you’d like the .gpx files.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

David o7 779 21 43 31

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Sunday Ride Out – 17 Jul 22 – Dales National Park & Cumbria

Bacon Butties Anyone?

Meet at Dragon Lorry Park, Harrogate, HG1 5DB at 9.00am. DEPARTURE TIME 9.15AM. Full tanks the preferred option and fuel available at ASDA next door. If anyone wants to meet us along the route please get in touch with the ride leader.

The first section of the ride is northwards on the A61 around Ripon, West Tanfield, Masham and Leyburn and to our morning coffee stop at Manor Farm Cafe, Bellerby, DL8 5QH.

After coffee, we head northwest to Reeth via Wathgill Camp on the A6108, joining the B6270. From Reeth to Arkengarthdale Road past the Tan Hill Inn. Passing the Tan Hill Inn we continue west to Barras, through Oxenthwaite and Winton to Kirby Stephen for a quick leg stretch/fuel Stop before heading south on the A685 before turning left onto the A683 to Sedbergh. We then pick up the A684 heading east towards West Mostard, Garsdale, Clough and Appersett before reaching Hawes for lunch, DL8 3RD. Parking up in town for a change and spreading out to an eatery of your choice. There are plenty of cafes/pubs or just bring your own sandwiches.

After lunch, gathering in Hawes we continue east on the A684 to Aysgarth where we pick up the B6160 and head south to West Burton, Cray, Buckden, Kettlewell and Threshfield. Just before Threshfield we turn left onto the B6265 to Grassington and continue through Grassington to Hebden, Pateley Bridge, Burnt Yates and Bedlam to the finish at Ripley in time for a well earned ice cream.

145 miles in total. A GPX route file is available but please pay attention to the location of the rest stops and ride safely.

Ride Leader – Paul Holmes (mobile:  07746 378175).
T.E.C – Barry Ring (mobile:  07847 786608)

Not Stopping this time!

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HAB Monday July 11th Meeting & Evening Ride-In

It’s the second Monday of the month and time for our HAB meeting at Bilton Cricket Club with a Ride-in starting at the Route 59 Cafe on the Skipton Road near Bolton Bridge BD23 6AF.

The meeting time for the ride is 6.00pm for a 6.15pm set off. The cafe is closed at that time of the evening so sadly the facilities won’t be available. The ride is just 25 miles of interesting hills, curves and views and will get us to the cricket club for approximately 7.15pm. GPX route file available. Text to 07847 78 66 08.

No speaker this month so come along for the evening ride if you can or turn up as usual from 7.00pm at the cricket club. Subject to the tech working we will show a 10 minute video on group riding from MCN/Bikertek with a short discussion afterwards. All the episodes are available to watch at:



Monday’s meet is all about the social side of our club and if you have not attended one recently come along and have a chat with your club mates. A lot of us have managed a biking trip or are planning one this summer so there is plenty to talk about and of course we will finish off with the cricket club’s excellent buffet!

See you there.

Barry Ring

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Roy Beniston’s Germany Trip Oct 7th-11th

Düsseldorf’s Altstadt 
(Old Town)

Roy is giving us an opportunity outlined at the last HAB club meeting to join him on a motorcycle trip to Germany on the above dates. Take up has been good and Roy has a couple of spaces left.

Trip Details:

  • Start from Knaresborough, travelling north to catch the overnight Newcastle to Amsterdam Ferry on Friday 7th October.
  • Arrive at Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) for disembarking approx 10am.
  • Travel to Düsseldorf Germany for a two night stay in a centrally located Hotel (Approx 160 miles).
  • Return journey on Monday 10th October again via the Amsterdam/Newcastle ferry, arriving back in the UK approx 10am on Tuesday 11th.


Itinery Includes:

  1. Visit to the Arnhem & Nijmegan Bridges en-route.
  2. Visit to the “Altstadt” in Düsseldorf including trip to the “Killepitsch” distillery.
  3. Night out with local German friends at the “lotte” bar.
  4. Free time to be at individual(s) choice.


Only two places remain therefore anyone interested should contact me for any further information before end of July. 

Contact Details
:   Roy Beniston  07539 690274   or e-mail  roy.beniston@icloud.com

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HAB Weekday Ride Out – Wednesday July 6th 2022 – North Lincs

The Jenny Wren Inn

Meet: North Street Deli, North Street, Wetherby LS22 6NU from 9.00am for 9.30am start.
From Wetherby we head east through Walton and Wighill and on to Tadcaster, then south passing Towton and on through Sherburn-in-Elmet.
Continue south to South Milford and our first stop.

Coffee stop: T Post Tearooms, South Milford LS25 5AQ.
From South Millford we continue south to the T junction with the A63 and turn left.
A63 for about a mile then Left on Austfield Lane following back roads for a while, eventually reaching the A1041 (turning left) and A645 (turning right).
We’ll now navigate our way around Goole before heading south on the A161 to Gainsborough, allowing us to cross the River Trent and immediately head north, hugging the river to our main stop of the day.

Lunch stop: The Jenny Wren Inn DN17 3AS.
From lunch we head northwards to the Humber Bridge then on to South Cave and Market Weighton where we turn west towards Bubwith, Riccall, Cawood, Ulleskelf and Stutton, soon crossing the A64 before heading on to Bramham.
At Bramham we’ll pick up the A168 to head north, riding parallel with the A1 for about 2.5 miles, to the layby (still on A168) about a mile south of Wetherby, where the ride will finish.

Leader: David Haywood with TEC to be decided.
Distance as described: 159 miles.
Forecast is warm but cloudy with low chance of rain (no guarantees!).

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HAB Sunday 19th June Group Ride Out

Steady Lads-It’s Just a Ride Out

Start – Dragon Lorry Park, Harrogate 9.00am for 9.15 am prompt start.

  • Harrogate out on Ripon road to Boroughbridge via Lingerford.
  • Boroughbridge to Aldwark [Toll Bridge-Free for motorcycles].
  • Aldwark to Alne,  join A19 then pick up B1363 to Brandsby.
  • After Brandsby take Right Fork to Hovingham.
  • Hovingham to Slingsby and take Right turn to Castle Howard for Coffee Stop.

[50 miles]

  • After coffee Left turn to pick up A64 then 1st Right to Kirkham Abbey.
  • Onto Langton then North Grimston and take Left Fork onto B1253.
  • Straight over staggered crossroads at Duggleby.
  • Through West & East Lutton, Weaverthorpe, cross over the junction with B1249.
  • Wold Newton – Burton Fleming then Hunmanby for lunch at the White Swan Pub.

[35 miles]

  • Leave Hunmanby, (possible fuel stop) join A165 and left @ roundabout to Filey.
  • Into Filey town centre for a ride along the Coastal Promenade.
  • From Filey rejoin the A165 for Scarborough.
  • Straight through Scarborough over Valley Bridge [known as “The Suicide Bridge”].
  • Keep on A165 heading out to Whitby.
  • After Cloughton [Approx 20 miles] left turn onto Helwath Road for “Harwood Dale Forest Drive”.
  • Continue on through to “Dalby Forest Drive” [Approx 18 miles].
  • Exit Dalby Forest and turn left toward Thornton-le Dale.
  • Possible stop at Thornton-le-Dale for a famous Ice-Cream and a look at Mathewsons of Bangers & Cash fame!!
  • Continue on A170 to Pickering then Kirbymoorside [Possible fuel stop].
  • Continue on A170 to Helmsley, Sutton Bank, then Thirsk.
  • Left at roundabout in Thirsk to join the A19 then immediate right to join the A168.
  • Take left filter lane to stay on the A168 to Borougbridge for route end at Morrisons.

[96 miles]

Total 181 miles. Please come with full tanks and empty bladders !!

Note:  Time permitting, possible detour to “Olivers Mount” for a circuit of the racing track/road, then ride along Scarborough Seafront, South & North Beach promenades to rejoin the A165 towards Whitby.

Rideout Leader – Roy Beniston  mobile:  07539 690 274

T.E.C  (Morning) Barry Ring mobile:  07847 786 608 (Afternoon) Paul Dresser 07515 910 223

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Monday 13th June HAB Ride-In and Bilton Cricket Club Meeting

John Honey will lead Monday evening’s Ride-In to our monthly HAB meeting at the Bilton Cricket Club.

Gather for the ride opposite the Boars Head in Ripley, 6.00pm for a 6.15pm set off. Taking in Pateley Bridge, Darley, towards Farnley back towards Harrogate through Leathley and Beckwithshaw. Just 28 miles and 40 minutes or so will get us to the Cricket Club in plenty of time for a good chat before the meeting begins. Usual rules, drop off marshalling system. Ride at your own pace, no rush to keep up, do observe the rules of the road, be safe and enjoy the ride.

The meeting will be as usual at Bilton Cricket Club from 7.00pm for our monthly Harrogate Advanced Bikes get together. The meeting starts with an in-house collective chat with Martin Pettitt about “Overtaking Made Easier”.

A discussion drawing on our collective experience of overtakes and about all aspects of overtaking, especially the 2-way relationship between taking and using the information, positioning to enable sweeter passes which we all enjoy and with Martin’s top tips thrown in.

The usual Bilton Cricket Club’s splendid buffet to follow.

See you there.

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Wednesday June 1st HAB Ride Out

Snake Pass

Meeting at Stephen Smith’s Garden Centre, Otley LS21 1DY, 9.00am for 9.30 depart.

This Wednesday we are heading out on a classic ride to Snake Pass. From Otley, we’ll head south over Hawksworth Moor through Bingley to Sowerby Bridge and then stopping for coffee at Bolster Moor Farm Shop, Golcar HD7 7JU. Then continuing on through Meltham and Holmbridge to Woodhead Reservoir, Longsett Reservoir, and to our lunch stop at the ever-popular Strines Inn, Bradfield Dale S6 6JE.

After lunch it’s Snake Pass, sadly currently subject to speed restrictions and one-way working in parts, following landslips earlier this year. However the beauty of the landscape remains exceptional. Then back northwards via Scammonden and Hebden Bridge and a stop for tea at the Robin Hood Inn in Pecket Well HX7 8QR.

The last leg will take us up through Oxenhope and Howarth, through Silsden and Addingham, to Bolton Bridge and finishing at Mackenzie’s Smokehouse, Blubberhouses.

Approx. 140 miles

So that I can forewarn the Strines Inn, please let me know if you will be coming by messaging me on 07585 674845.

Many thanks, Geoff.

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Spare Place on Scotland Trip this Weekend

One of our members has had to drop out of Trevor Cooper’s three day Scotland trip this coming weekend so a spare place is up for grabs. Full details are are available on the HAB website. Have a look at January 2022 archives.

With a group of 12 fellow HAB members travel to Scotland Friday, two nights in a hotel, spend Saturday riding the hills and return home on the Sunday.

You an contact Trevor on 07525 130 234 to book or for more info.

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