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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Tomorrow’s Sunday Ride Amendment

Sorry folks forgot to put the departure point on the original post for this Sundays Ride. We are setting off from the lorry park at Dragon Road in Harrogate. Meeting from 9.00am with a 9.30am set off.

See you there.


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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – Sunday 22nd May

I have decided to take part in this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride which takes place on Sunday 22nd May. I expect most of you already know that this is an international charity motorcycle event with the aim of raising awareness of and funds to support men’s health issues specifically prostate cancer and mental health. I am going to do the Leeds ride and I hope that some of you will want to support this cause by sponsoring me. You can sponsor me online using this link and any amounts will be going to an excellent cause.

Thank you and all the best, Judith

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May 15th HAB Sunday Ride Out Saddleworth Moor

Meeting at Dragon Road Lorry Park Harrogate 9.00am for 9.30 depart.

This Sunday we are heading out on an old favourite of mine. West on the A59 to Bolton Bridge, Addingham, through Silsden, Steeton on the back road to Goose Eye, Oakworth and Haworth and to Hebden Bridge for our morning break (HX7 8ET).  Plenty of street parking free for motorcycles, near the market square.  Also plenty of cafes available in the Square or in the nearby streets. It’s usually busy so get in where you can.

All you can eat

After our break, heading for Mytholmroyd and south towards several high open moors with spectacular views and curvy roads, sadly muted with speed limits in places, but fun nevertheless.  Next stop is Slaithwaite (Sla-wit) at the bottom of a steep hill where we can lunch at The Handmade Bakery (HD7 5HA) a cafe on the canal side with plenty of healthy options.

Plenty more to come after lunch so through Marsden and Dobcross before heading across Saddleworth Moor towards Holmfirth but cutting back to Holmbridge & Holme (Moss) and then on to the A628 eastwards. Left turn northwards to the east side of Holmfirth and A635, a stop for fuel before we reach Denby Dale, then northwards for an official ride finish at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (WF4 4LG). We can stop for a drink or an ice cream or just scoot off home on the M1 or even a backroad journey instead & I’m happy to lead that too.

Mileage approx. 120 when we arrive at the YSP around 3.00pm.

Bridge over Baitings Reservoir

I hope you enjoy the ride.

Ride leader-Barry Ring 07847 786 608

Tail end Charlie-Paul Dresser 07515 910 223

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HAB Club Meet & Ride-in Monday May 9th

Our HAB Monday meeting tomorrow evening at Bilton Cricket Club features Peter Riley from Airbag Vest demonstrating safety manufacturer’s Helite Air Bag Jackets and Waistcoats.


The meeting starts at 7.30pm so get there a little earlier, from around 7.00 onwards for a chat with your club mates and some food after the presentation.

After last month’s AGM successful ride-in another one is arranged, this time a different starting point at Morrisons petrol station in Wetherby. Meet at 6.00pm and setting off promptly at 6.15pm. The ride is approximately 27 miles and should take less than an hour expecting to arrive at Bilton Cricket Club by 7.15pm. Another great ride on some twisty roads.

Weather forecast looking good!
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1st Wednesday Ride on 4th May

Meet at the North Street Deli in Wetherby LS22 6NU from 9.00 for a 9.30am start.

From Wetherby the route takes us east on back roads to Walton and Wighill. Then on to Tadcaster, over the river and continuing south before turning right to Grimston, Ulleskelf, Cawood, north east over the bridge and east again to Riccall for a coffee stop.

Coffee stop: Pickled @ Riccall YO19 6QE.
From Riccall the route continues east to Skipwith, North Duffield and Bubwith before heading northwards towards Nunburnholme and Huggate, heading briefly east on the A166 to Wetwang. From Wetwang north again to Sledmere, West Lutton and then west to Settington and Scagglethorpe for lunch.

Lunch stop: The Ham & Cheese Inn, Scagglethorpe YO17 8DZ. After lunch the route heads south into the Wolds to Thixendale then west to Leavening and Howsham to the A64, where we’ll turn right briefly and then left off the main road to Bulmer, Sheriff Hutton, eventually crossing the A19, then Tollerton, Aldwark Bridge, Great Ouseburn and the B6265 towards Boroughbridge.

Ride finishes at Morrisons car park, Boroughbridge YO51 9UR.
Route length: approx. 122 miles.

I hope you can make it.

David Haywood

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Ride-In to HAB AGM Wednesday April 27th

Ready for the buffet!

How about a Ride-In to the AGM at the Bilton Cricket Club from Ripon Market Place HG4 1BN.

Meeting from 5.45pm and setting off at 6.15pm prompt. A short ride with lots packed into it, less than an hour and less than 25 miles.

The aim is to arrive at our popular venue, for 7.15 pm and enjoy the best of both worlds with a decent ride, followed by our AGM meeting, a chat with your mates and a decent buffet to finish.

Hopefully this idea proves popular. Starting point to suit all HAB members on future rides. All comments welcome.

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No HAB monthly meeting tonight – 11th April 2022

Just a quick reminder that the April monthly meeting has been moved to Wednesday 27th April for the AGM, so there is no meeting tonight at Bilton.

The next HAB monthly meeting following the AGM will be on Monday 9th May at Bilton Cricket Club.

Kind regards

Peter McNulty


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Sunday 10th April Ride – Bowland

We’ll meet at 0915 for a 0930 start at the Dragon Road Lorry Park, Harrogate HG1 5DB.

10-00 Ilkley Lido LS29 0BZ pick up for any of our members wanting a lie-in.

Heading west on the A59 to Blubberhouses, then south for Askwith & Ilkley, over Addingham Moor to Silsden, Crosshills & the through the lanes to Foulridge for coffee & buns at The Wharf, Warehouse Lane, Foulridge BB8 7PP (Formerly Café Cargo).

Coffee Stop & the Open Road

Heading west, through Blacko, Chatburn, Waddington, Cow Ark, then north to Slaidburn & Keasden. Onto the A65 near Austwick, & into Settle for lunch at one of the cafes/takeaways, or bring your own. Settle Market Place, BD24 9EJ

After our lunch we’re north to Langcliffe, then over the tops to Littondale, Threshfield & Stump Cross Caverns where we finish our ride.

Andrew will lead our April Sunday ride, a shorter route this month of 106 miles, accounting for current fuel costs.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday.


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HAB Weekday Ride Out Wednesday 6th April


Meet Ripley car park 09.15am for a 09.30am start.
The route this month takes us north from Ripley, through Kirkby Malzeard, Grewelthorpe and on to Masham.
Coffee stop: Masham
After coffee we continue northwest, passing Thornton Watlass, Thornton Steward Reservoir then taking the A6108, turning right at Downholme to pick up the spectacular road high above Swaledale to Hudswell and on to Richmond.
East now through Richmond and Brompton-on-Swale, crossing the A1(M) to Scorton then right on A167 before taking a left in 1/2 mile towards Yarm.
Lunch: Yarm High Street – plenty of choice food-wise to take our pick from.
After lunch we head east on minor roads towards Stokesley, turning south through Great Broughton and to the ‘biker’s favourite’ B1257 on to Chop Gate before turning right to Hawnby and the Peak Scar Road towards the A170.
Left on the A170, turning right soon after towards West End, Yearsley and on through Easingwold. Now heading east, over the A19 to Raskelf, Helperby, Thornton Bridge and another favourite, the minor road through Milby and on to Boroughbridge.
Route ends at Morrisons, Boroughbridge.

Total mileage: 118 miles approx.
Ride leader: David Haywood with Trevor Cooper riding tail-end.
A mixed weather forecast at the moment, hence the choice of a slightly shorter route than normal. Having said that, it’s a very pleasant ride and I’m sure we’ll have a great day out.
Look forward to seeing you in Ripley.


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