Sunday 9th Ride Out Reminder

Hi Folks

Just a reminder about this Sunday’s Ride Out.

Starting at the usual time 9.00am for 9.30am set off.  Not at the usual location but The A59 Cafe near to Bolton Bridge (BD23 6AF).

Morning route is Hetton and on to Malham, Stainforth and Austwick.

Coffee break at the Courtyard Dairy and Cheese Shop near Lawkland (LA2 8AS).

After coffee we head to Ingleton on the back road from Clapham then on to Sedbergh via Dent and Millthrop.

Lunch at The Wensleydale Creamery (DL8 3RN).

Finish at Cafe 59 via Buckden and Burnsall. The distance out is 80 miles, back 35 total 115.

Chris Armstrong is ride leader with Mike Holdroyd as tail end Charlie.

The weather forecast is pretty reasonable so I hope you can all make it.

All the best.


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Monday 10th Meeting and Quiz – Clarification on quiz format.

On the Quiz  Night members should form teams of three. There will be prizes for the first three teams and a consolation prize for the team with the lowest score. friends and partners are welcome, however teams must have at least one club member. Good Luck everyone.

Best regards,


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Monday 10th December meeting and Xmas Quiz

Join in our quiz and puzzle night which has been prepared for us again this year by Doug Masterton. Pit your wits using your general knowledge of motorcycling and of Yorkshire in our fun evening of questions and puzzles that everyone can join in and enjoy. Come along and help make up a team in which participants work together to pool their knowledge and talent in order to challenge their rivals. There will be prizes!!

Look forward to seeing you then.


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Wednesday Ride & Christmas Lunch -12 December

Christmas Lunch Ride Out
The Old Vicarage

Wednesday 12th December

For the ride to our Christmas lunch venue we are meeting at Ripley Car Park, 0915 for 0930 departure.

West on to the B road to Pateley Bridge, Grassington & onto Kilnsey Trout Farm Café BD23 5PS for coffee.

Re-joining our route through Arncliffe, Langcliffe, Settle, then Keasden, Gisburn Forest & to Tosside for lunch at The Old Vicarage, Tosside BD23 4SQ.

After a good lunch, we head south to Bolton by Bowland, Blacko, Colne outskirts, Carleton to finish at the Route 59 café.

57 miles to lunch, & 35 return.

Andrew will lead our ride and a volunteer tail ender would be appreciated.

Don’t miss what promises to be another great event!

There is still a couple of spaces available for lunch- please contact ASAP to reserve and avoid disappointment.

David Haywood.



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Sunday 9th December Ride Out

Chris Armstrong will lead the ride on Sunday 9th December with Mike Holroyde as tail ender.

Please note change of meeting point A59 Café at Bolton Bridge BD23 6AF.

Meet at Route 59 Cafe (with full fuel tanks) on the A59 West of Bolton Abbey from 09.00 for a prompt 09.30 departure.

For the first leg of our ride we head for Hetton and on to Malham, Stainforth, and Austwick.

Morning coffee (and cheese) stop will be at the Courtyard Dairy and Cheese Shop near Lawkland (LA2 8AS).

After coffee we head to Ingleton on the back road from Clapham then on to Sedbergh via Dent and Millthrop.

Lunch stop is The Wensleydale Creamery (DL8 3RN) AND OUR SECOND CHEESE STOP! Cracking cheese stop Gromit!

After lunch back to Cafe 59 via Buckden and Burnsall. The distance out is 80 miles, back 35 total 115.

In the event of a severe weather forecast for the day members will be notified on Friday, 7th December that the ride is cancelled.

After November’s splendid turnout fingers crossed for a repeat of the good weather.

Best wishes.

Chris Armstrong 

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“Crafty Plugger”

Wednesday Ride Report & Puncture Advice

Great ride today, thanks to David’s route planning around East Yorkshire, & unseasonably warm November weather and of course great company. Great lunch in Scagglethorpe, lots of dry twisties, plenty of muddy ones too.

One of our party suffered a puncture, caused by a piece of stone, which left a hole size of a biro. i.e. massive. Tire repair foam applied, no use whatsoever.

I applied my “Crafty Plugger” (rats tails) kit, which has never failed repairs for me (unlike “mushrooms”, & aforesaid foam). It took 3 strings to seal the hole, the most I’ve ever had to use, but it worked. Pumped up with 4 CO2 canisters, and we were gingerly away.

No leaks after an hour or so. & our rider rode home safely

I have championed “Crafty Plugger” before, a couple of riders asked me to remind them where to buy:

You also need a means to pump your tyre up, I favour CO2 mini bottles, with a applicator tool. Buy at cycle shops (Halfords, Evans), or, cheaper online.

All the best

Andrew P

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Hi All

Monday evening’s meeting went well, despite the lack of a speaker. I hope the impromptu film was sufficiently interesting.  A big thank you to Peter for being master of ceremonies.

Here are some photos of the new test pass graduates receiving their certificates and much sort after IAM mug. Congratulations to Gordon Atkinson F1RST pass, observer David Cranswick. Tim Fryer F1RST pass, observer Bob Hill. Adrian Waterhouse pass, only one point off a F1RST, observer John Blanchfield. In Bob’s words “Great results for the Associates, the Club and the Observer Team. Well done. We have achieved 3 First out of 13 test passes this year”.


Gordon Atkinson                       Tim Fryer                          Adrian Waterhouse

Apparently the Wednesday HAB riders had splendid weather.  The weather forecast for this coming Sunday’s ride is very promising too.  So see you all on Sunday?

All the best


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Monday Meeting Reminder

Hi All

Just a reminder about tonight’s Meeting at Bilton Cricket Club.  A social meeting as no speaker I’m afraid.  As usual, however, the normal plentiful and delicious food will be provided.  Also if we can surmount any technical hurdles we can watch a motorbike related film which I hope you will enjoy.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you that can make it this evening.

Best regards


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Calendar Update for HAB Winter Ride Outs

Hi All

Winter Sunday Ride Outs

The calendar page on the HAB website has been updated with confirmed dates for the Winter 2018 Sunday Ride Outs.

Andrew Pratt is leading next Sunday’s Ride Out (18th) and Chris Armstrong’s December ride is now on the second Sunday (9th).

Wednesday Ride Outs

A reminder that David Haywood’s November Mid Week Ride Out is this Wednesday 14th.

Meet North Street Deli, North Street, Wetherby from 9am for prompt 9.30 start.

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Update On Not The Christmas Dinner

Reminder. H.A.B  Not Christmas Dinner is on Saturday 9th February. The Old Spring Well have provided us with very good meals in previous years and we are assured of the same excellent menu again this time. They have kept the cost at the same as the last two years; £25 per head for a four course dinner plus coffee and mints and that includes a tip for the staff. We will get their menu in mid Jan in time to make our choices. They are also very good with any special dietary requirements.
Mike will be at our November meeting to collect names; Richard will collect cash or cheques.
If you can’t make the meeting email Mike  (
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