Sunday 20th May Ride-out

Dear All,

Due to personal circumstances the planned May 20th “Two Birds Tour” is postponed until later this year.

Thankfully, Andrew Pratt has stepped in and will lead his March run, canceled because of the poor weather, this coming Sunday.

May’s Sunday Ride 20th May – Locomotion Rail Museum, Shildon, Co. Durham

This was to be our first Sunday ride of 2018, which we had to cancel due to snow & ice en route. Hopefully May’s weather will be a little better !

A full briefing will be given at 0915 at our usual start point, the ASDA lorry park, Dragon Road, Harrogate. We plan to leave at 0930 we will travel via Summerbridge, Kirkby Malzeard, Masham & coffee at the Manor Café, Bellerby.

Now heading north via Swaledale & Barnard Castle to Locomotion, where there is no charge for entry, however a suggested donation of £3 would be very much appreciated by the museum. The café serves snacks & light lunches.

Our return will be via Piercebridge, Richmond, Newton le Willows, West Tanfield, to finish at Ripley. Anyone for ice-cream?

Total miles 130

Routes  Asda>Locomotion Locomotion > Ripley

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This Monday Evening Ride-Out

Hi All,

Just a reminder that this Monday meeting is a ride-out from Asda lorry park and not a meet at the cricket club. The weather forecast is good and I hope as many can come along tomorrow evening as possible. 7.00pm meet for 7.30pm set off, finish at The Wetherby Whaler, on the York ring road, near the A59.

All the best


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Monday evening 14th May first ride-out

For next Monday evening I’m planning to lead a short ride-out from our usual gathering point at the Asda lorry park. 7.00pm meet for 7.30pm set off. The ride will take us around some interesting roads towards Ripon and on to the outskirts York finishing at the York branch of the Wetherby Whaler (YO26 6RA) for fish & chips. Of course the weather will be as good as last weekend, but in any case we can wish for it! No special theme for the ride and I hope as many of the group can come as possible for an unpressured ride.

All the best

Barry Ring

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May mid week ride out.

Midweek ride out Wednesday 2nd May

A quick reminder to remind everyone who hasn’t booked for the 2-day run to Scotland that there’s no regular Wednesday ride in May. Midweek rides will return on Wednesday June 6th.

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Birkenshaw Fire HQ – Rider Down Day

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Sunday Ride 15th April

Dear Members.

Just a reminder that our April ride will be this Sunday.

Please arrive at Dragon Road Lorry park (next to Asda petrol station) around 9.15am for a 9.30 am start. I will be leading and Peter Smith will be our tail ender. The ride will be approx. 125 miles.

The route will take us through Boroughbridge and Easingwold for a breakfast stop in Helmsley. Parking is charged here and is discounted if you pay by card.

From Helmsley we head east towards Pickering and turn off North to go through Hutton-Le-Hole and head off over the moors. 

We should arrive in Saltburn-On-Sea for lunch between 12 and 12.30. Parking is free on a Sunday and we will park in the lower car park near the fish and chip restaurant.

The route back will take us through Guisborough, past Roseberry Topping where we will stop at Great Ayrton for fuel around the 80 mile mark. It’s quite a small garage with 4 pumps. We then pass through Stokesley and head towards Helmsley on the B1257. Before Helmsley we turn off and head towards Boltby/Felixkirk  which eventually leads us to Thirsk. We pass through Thirsk and stay on the A61 to Ripon, finally ending the ride at Ripley Castle for an ice cream.

Look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.


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Slow Riding Workshop 29th April

Slow Riding Workshop

Where and When
A Slow Riding Workshop will be held on Sunday 29 April from 9.30 to 12 at Tockwith Airfield accommodated by 3D Motorcycle Training School. The can be found by taking the B1224 out of Wetherby and taking the left turn at the crossroads after Bickerton. The entrance is on the right about ½ mile down the road.

Who Should Attend
Everyone! All members of the HAB includes existing members who have passed their test and particularly associates under training. We all need to exercise these little uses and often avoided skills. There is room for friends or relatives of members who are interested but please inform Bob Hill in advance. We expect several Observers will attend to assist with the training.

What will we do?
We will start with a short introduction about slow riding with some hints and tips to keep you upright in this aspect of riding or moving your bike. We will then split up into small groups under an Observer who will take you round the various set exercises.
Once you have refreshed your slow riding then you will be free to practice on the exercises laid out.
Finally we will hold a short voluntary competition around a slow riding course. Following the workshop we will be organising a short social ride to a lunch stop for those interested.

3D have kindly agreed to allow us to use their toilet facilities and have tea and coffee making facilities available. The nearby Carting Track may well be open and if so the Café will be open for the purchase of food and drink. We have indented for dry sunny weather so all should be well on the day.

If you have any questions about the event or want to receive training on a specific part of riding please contact me

See you all there,

Best Regards,
Bob Hill
Chief Observer
Harrogate Advanced Bikes

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Club Meeting Monday evening 9th April 2018.Bilton Cricket Club 7.30 pm

For our April evening meeting we have been fortunate enough to obtain a talk by Tony Carter from Hudgell Solicitors. He will explain the litigation process following an accident and the post crash injury claims procedure.

There are proposed changes to this procedure in October which he will explain. Whilst we all hope we will never be involved in these matters we just may, and it pays to know where you stand.

As always when we manage to secure a speaker it is important to support them so please make every effort to come and make it worth their while.’

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HAB Weekday Ride Out – Wednesday 4th April

HAB Weekday Ride Out – Wednesday 4th April

Second time lucky all being well! This is the run we had to cancel in January owing to bad weather:

Meet from 9.00am at Ripley car park (the usual one on the south side of the village) for a 9.30am start.

From Ripley, we’ll head north on the A61 to the Ripon bypass taking the minor road to Norton Conyers just to the north of Ripon. Continue on back roads through Nosterfield, Well and Thorp Perrow before arriving at Bedale.

Coffee stop: Bedale

From Bedale we’ll follow the A684 through Leeming Bar and Ainderby Steeple before turning left passed Romanby Golf Course to avoid Northallerton centre.
Pick up the A167 then right on the B1264 towards Yarm for lunch

Lunch stop: The Pot & Glass, Church Road, Eaglescliffe Village, Yarm

The return journey will head west for a couple of miles before picking up the B1365 south through Stokesley and on to the B1257 Helmsley Road. At Helmsley taking the A170 conventional route over Sutton Bank and on to Thirsk.

From Thirsk we’ll take the A168 to Boroughbridge where the ride will finish at Morrisons.

David Haywood will lead the ride.

Weather looks poor for Monday and Tuesday but brightening up Wednesday with some sunshine and a heady 8ºC.

Looking forward to meeting up again.


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Spare kit – motorcycle trousers seek new owner

I have a little used pair of Hein Gericke trousers size 56 (ie UK waist size 38), black with visible stitching, Sheltex membrane and cloth lining. Any HAB club member who would like them is welcome to contact me. 0113 288 6444

A small donation to club funds would be a nice gesture.

Doug Masterton

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