Wednesday 5th August HAB Ride-Glorious Hartside Summit

‘The Glorious Hartside Summit’ Chris Armstrong will lead the ride on Wednesday, 5th August. 

Meet at Route 59 Cafe, BD236AF  from 09.15 for a 09.30 departure. Martin Pettitt is the tail end Charlie. Be prepared, this is a good long ride of 183 miles with a fuel stop of course. Enjoy!

The first stop is for coffee at Kilnsey Park (BD23 5PS). We then head for Brough and the sublime B6276 to Middleton-In-Teasdale for lunch at the Tees’pot Cafe (DL12 0QB) which I have booked us into.

After lunch we ride another “belter” of a road the B6277 to Alston and then the A686 to Hartside Summit where we stop to enjoy the views, weather permitting.

Because it’s a long day I have put in a short stretch of the M6 South to Tebay at J38 but made up for this by going on the A685 and B6257 to Ingmire Hall and the A683 to Kirkby Lonsdale where we will have a short stop and then head back on the A65/A59 to our finishing point the Route 59 Cafe. HMG and IAM guidelines limit us to six . Please telephone me on 07960 116166 if you wish to join the ride. 

Best wishes

Chris

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Ride Out Recce Friday 24th

Short notice, I know, but just in case anyone is available and up for it I’m doing a recce for Sunday’s Ride Out to tomorrow. The meeting point is Pannal at the BP Filling Station next to ATS on the Leeds Road setting off at 9.30am prompt. To see the details of the ride have a look at the post on the HAB website.

Please text me on 07847 786608 is you are coming.

All the best.

Barry

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Sunday 26th HAB Ride Out-Wolds Vales and Moors-RE-RUN

Especially for HAB members unable to make it on to last Sunday’s ride out a re-run is planned for this coming Sunday 26th July. 6 places available as per the new norm. Please text Barry 07847 786608 to book.

We are to meet up from 9.00am at ATS Pannal, Leeds Road HG3 1EP, near the Mercedes garage and fill up next door at the BP fuel station for departure at 9.30am.

First stop is to be decided, and then on to the familiar and very pleasant Bedlam Grange Farm YO62 7TD for lunch, finishing the ride at Boroughbridge Morrisons prior to coming back home!

Barry Ring is your ride leader with a volunteer tail ender. The route is 126 miles. Fill up at the BP station at the meeting point and there should be no need for a top up. A GPX route file is available. Email barrya.ringatgmail.com

Sorry, due to current IAM covid-19 rules don’t just turn up on the day as usual-please book a space by texting Barry on 07847 786608.

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Welcome Dr Richard Davidson to the group.

Hi

I had a short spell with a moped while a student in London many years ago and reaching my 50s revisited the freedom of 2 wheels, passing my test 3 years ago. My current bike is a Triumph Tiger 800 although I’m rather a “fair-weather biker” managing only 3/4K miles each year.

I’m currently a consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia in Bradford and provide roadside pre-hospital emergency care support to the TT and Southern 100 motorcycle races on the Isle of Man.

I’m keen to enhance my motorcycling skills and to explore some of the Yorkshire Dales with the Ride Outs

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Welcome Joe Biggs to the group.

Having just retired I’m looking forward to spending far more hours on the bike than I’ve been able to over the past 40 years. I started riding in 1980 when I passed my test on a single cylinder Honda RS250. Over the following two years both I and the bike survived one or two relatively minor accidents before graduating onto a Honda CB750 which, together with the subsequent Triumph Trophy and Honda Blackbird, carried us on  many summer trips throughout Europe. As the Blackbird is now 20 years old I thought it was time for a reliable back up so, late last year, acquired a ubiquitous BMW R1250GS with which I now look forward to riding whilst going through the Skills for Life training. I trained for, but sadly failed, my Advanced Test with Cleveland Advanced Bikes about 25 years ago so I’m now looking forward to correcting my record.

Joe Biggs.

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Welcome Patrick Corner to the group.

Here is a picture of me and my bike from this last weekend. I road out to Hawes and back seen as we had some good weather. 


I have had my full licence for 2 years now but only been riding on a regular basis for the last 12 months since I moved back to Harrogate from London. 


I am fairly competent  on the bike but and keen to build confidence at higher speeds and progress my skills to the next level. I hope to eventually do longer trips / adventures which this will help with. 

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Thanks 
Patrick 

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Chairman’s Ramble

Hi Everyone

No, this is not an account of my walk in the wilderness but my need to make contact with members that I haven’t been in contact with for a long time now.

I have to confess to having become somewhat insular and reclusive, mirroring current restrictions on travel and meeting and I don’t like it. I’m beginning to feel a little better now with limited meeting of the family and being able to travel as far as I like. I expect we’ve all now been out on our bikes and what a wonderful feeling of freedom that gives to help shake off the blues. Despite all this lockdown business I’m delighted to say that we have had a good number of new Associates join us recently and Bob Hill is very busy meeting and greeting them and hopefully will be able to get them all off training with an Observer quickly. If you come across a face you don’t recognise at a ride out or meeting please introduce yourself to them, make them feel welcome and let them know we’re a friendly bunch. Other Associates’ training has resumed and some tests have been booked.

The Committee have been unable to meet but with the use of electronic communications we have been able to keep things going pretty well.  Ride outs have resumed but unfortunately with some restrictions. As a responsible official organisation it is important that we abide by these rules and remain ambassadors for bikers. The IAM quickly interpret Government guidance and send us updates on how this translates to our activity.  I appreciate that restricting ride numbers to 6 can be frustrating but this is only a temporary situation and I feel sure this will be increased soon so long as the Covid situation continues to improve.  Additionally members can always make their own arrangements for rides outside HAB to supplement Club rides. Please feel free to let us know how you are getting on, any news of your rides or new bike changes; anything vaguely interesting on the biking front.

We’d  like to know what you’re up to.Email any stories to our Secretary Paul Dresser at pjd0568@gmail.comI hope that you and your families are all well and stay well and that we can all be back meeting and riding together soon.Stay safe. 

Best wishes John Blanchfield

Chairman Harrogate Advanced Bikes

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WELCOME PAUL HODGSON TO HARROGATE ADVANCED BIKES

Paul is a new Associate Member. Give him a welcome when you see him. 

My current bike is a BMW R1200R. I had a couple of trials bikes (BSA Bantam and Dalesman) in my teenage years but went onto four wheels when I was 17 and never rode on the road on two wheels. Around twelve years ago I decided that I should get riding again, took my bike test and was given a Kawasaki GPZ500s to cut my teeth. This gave me a good start on the roads and I bought my BMW around eight years ago. I ride throughout the year and regularly ride with Mike Fourie with Ilkley U3a. For the last six years a group of four friends have travelled to Europe, usually to watch a MotoGP event and enjoy some great rides. I’m 63, retired and looking forward to improving my skills and fixing any bad habits.  

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Monday Evening HAB Ride Out 13th July

Hi Folks

Next Monday 13th July we have a short ride out for HAB riders.

Destination to decide but fish and chips is on the menu so blow away the cobwebs on Monday evening. The weather forecast looks okay at the moment so no fears there.

Meet at the usual place ASDA lorry park. 7.00 pm for 7.30 set off or earlier if all present.

To book a space please contact Barry on 07847 786608.

All the best

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Sunday 19th HAB Ride Out-Wolds Vales and Moors.

Six Riders only-as per government guidelines and IAM recommendations.

An anticlockwise route around York on some lovely roads with nice looking break stops.

We are to meet up from 9.00am at ATS Pannal, Leeds Road HG3 1EP, near the Mercedes garage and fill up next door at the BP fuel station for departure at 9.30am.

First stop is at Spuds and Berries, Hull Road, Hemingbrough YO8 6EL near Selby, an interesting new venue for breakfast, and then on to the familiar and very pleasant Bedlam Grange Farm YO62 7TD for lunch, finishing the ride at Boroughbridge Morrisons prior to coming back home!

Trevor Cooper is your ride leader with Mike Holdroyde as tail ender. The route is 126 miles. Fill up at the BP station at the meeting point and there should be no need for a top up. A GPX route file is available. Ask Trevor for the file or email barrya.ringatgmail.com

Sorry, due to current IAM covid-19 rules don’t just turn up on the day as usual-please book a space by contacting Trevor on 07525 130234. Do phone Trevor even if you think that the ride will be fully booked. Dependant on response the ride will be re-run before the month is out.

All the best

Barry

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