Next Sunday 18th August Ride Out

Hi Everyone,

The ride on Sunday 19th August will be led by John Blanchfield.
Meet as usual at ASDA lorry park, Dragon Lane, 9.00 for a 9.30 departure. Our destination is Scarborough.
The route heads up to Boroughbridge then eastwards across to Byland Abbey for coffee at their tea room.
We continue east then pick up the B1257 to Malton then north on the A169 bearing off to Thornton le Dale and through to Scarborough via the Dalby Forest Drive.
Lunch wherever you like at Scarborough South Bay.
Return home along the A170 to just past Helmsley where we join the B1363 to Sutton on the Forest, over the Aldwark Bridge and finally onto the A59.
The ride will finish at the layby on the A59 just before the St James Retail Park, Knaresborough.
Total distance 143 miles. Come with a full tank. Ample fuel stops are available.

Be there or be square, I’m square this weekend for a family party, but have a great ride, the weather improves towards the weekend.

Best regards


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Monday Evening Ride Out 13th August

Bob Hill is leading us to Squires Cafe Bar, popular meeting point for all bikers, in Newthorpe near Sherburn in Elmet. There is always food available and plenty of polished metal to look at, so no worries there. Usual meeting point at Dragon Road lorry park next to Asda in Harrogate, 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm set off.  This is officially the last evening ride as next month will be an indoor meeting so I hope you can all make it next Monday.

Best regards


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Thruxton BSB

Hi Folks

Sorry for the short notice, but I have a spare weekend ticket to Thruxton BSB this coming weekend.  Supplied courtesy of Bennetts Insurance with a ride in the safety car on Saturday.  I’m going whatever, but due to my brother dropping out a ticket is going spare. I’m travelling down a good distance after work on Friday, stopping over, and making a good day of it on Saturday.  I may blast back Saturday evening or stop over another night and hopefully enjoy the continuing good weather.  The offer is open to anyone in HAB so get in touch if you want a impromptu adventure.

Best regards

Barry Ring

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Associates induction meeting. 4th August

Associates’ Induction Meeting: Saturday 4 August 2018 at 9:30am to be held at Bilton Cricket Club, Bilton Lane, Harrogate HG1 3DQ

We are holding an induction meeting for all associates preparing for their test and to welcome new associates to HAB. Observers are also welcome, particularly those with new associates.

This meeting will be an open forum to go through the IAM System and the requirements for the Advanced test. Our Local Examiner, Mark Mullins will attend the event so it will be a good opportunity to get his perspective on the standard he expects on a test, and to ask him questions.

Free tea, coffee and breakfast sandwiches will be provided.

Please confirm your attendance by email to me at or text to 07936032238

Best Regards,

Bob Hill

Chief Observer

Harrogate Advanced Bikes

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HAB Weekday Ride Out – Wednesday 01 August – A Bowland Circuit

Meet from 9am at Asda, Dragon Road, Harrogate  for 9.30am start.

From Harrogate, we take the A59 west past Skipton, to Carleton, then over the tops towards Colne, then Foulridge

Coffee stop: Café Cargo, Foulridge

After Coffee, west through Downham, Chipping, to Dolphinholme, now east through Dunsop Bridge to Tosside

Lunch: Tosside Tea Rooms

After lunch we head via Settle (Petrol), Kirkby Malham to Stump Cross Caverns where our ride will finish.

117 miles to Stump Cross, Andrew is leading this month’s ride, Bob is on tail end duty

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Hi All

Just a reminder about this coming Sunday’s 22nd ride.  For anyone not going anywhere else on Sunday see the previous post regarding Bob’s popular route to Middleton-in-Teesdale.  The weather looks good, about 5% chance of rain according to my searches.  No football, no tennis, no DIY and definitely no shopping!

9.00 am lorry park next to ASDA Dragon Road for prompt 9.30 set off with full tanks (fuel station at Asda).

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Best regards


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Proposed September Isle Of Man Trip

Hi everyone! I’m thinking of running a trip to the Isle of Man, departing Friday 21st September returning Sunday 23rd. There are currently sailings and accommodation available for about 12 people, cost £320 plus food petrol etc

Anyone interested? I need some definite’s to book as it’s pay up front for the ferry & hotel. Please contact me for more details. (You can reply to this post)

John Watts

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Postponement of Sunday’s Ride to 22nd July

Hi All,

This is a little late so apologies.

‘In view of the Football World Cup Final being this Sunday 15th July with vast numbers likely to want to watch it live it has been decided to postpone this Sundays ride until next week i.e. Sunday 22nd July. 

This decision was made Monday at the ride out on Monday in anticipation that England would progress to the final however we feel there are still a large number of members who will want to watch the final.


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HAB Sunday 15th July Ride Out

The Ride Out on Sunday 15th July will start as usual from ASDA. We will be travelling to Hawes via Yockenthwaite and our coffee stop at The Creamery.
After coffee we will travel to Kirkby Steven (80 miles) where those with thirsty or small tanked bikes may fill up for the rest of the journey. We will stop for lunch at or near Middleton in Teesdale after crossing the fabulous moorland route North from Brough.
Our route back will depend on my final recce and progress to lunch. The ride will finish at Ripley. (approx. 160 miles)
This will be a moderate ride along some great biking roads. Hope to see everyone at start with full tank on Sunday 15th. Volunteer for Tail Ender needed.
Please note the route may change following my recce ride.
Best regards,

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HAB Monday 9th July evening ride

Dear All

Tomorrow evening’s meet is a short ride out to The White Bear in Masham, led by John Blanchfield. The usual starting point is at the Dragon Road lorry park, next to Asda, 7.00pm for a 7.30pm set off. The good weather continues apace so it would be a shame to miss it.  I hope as many as possible can make it.

Best regards


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