Sunday 20th October – Northern Dales & Rivers Ride

River Belah-Roaring River

October’s Sunday’s ride was traditionally the last of our Sunday riding season (although now we ride through the winter months as last year). One not to be missed, we meet as usual at 0900am for a 09.30am start at Asda Lorry Park, Dragon Road, Harrogate.

Heading over the River Nidd, past Ripley and onto Brimham Rocks, crossing the River Skell at Dallow Moor, and the Laver at Laverton. Into Masham via River Burn, onto Wensleydale, staying north of the River Ure to Leyburn and onto the Manor Farm Cafe, Bellerby DL8 5QH, popular bikers meeting point, where we can take tea and whatever takes your fancy.

We now take the high road via Marske to Fremington in Swaledale, then through Arkengarthdale past Tan Hill and onto River Belah, Kaber and Kirkby Lonsdale (Fuel Stop).  Crossing the River Eden, to Nateby, then Birkdale and into Thwaite in Swaledale stopping for lunch at the excellent Kearton Country House Hotel DL11 6DR.

View from the Kearton Country House Hotel

After a great lunch we head east to Muker, then over the tops to Askrigg and onto Aysgarth where we cross the River Ure. Heading south through Bishopdale, and Wharfedale to Threshfield where we turn for Stump Cross Caverns, where our ride will finish.

Andrew Pratt will lead this 122 mile ride, with Bob Hill at our tail end.

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October 21st Monday Evening HAB Meeting Revised Date

This October our Monday meeting has a later date as Bilton Cricket Club is unavailable on the usual evening. So please note in your diary Monday 21st (3rd Monday). You can view the revised Event Calendar on the HAB website.

Look dad no hands!

Arranged by John Blanchfield, Tom Killeen from i2i Motorcycle Academy has kindly agreed to present the amazing training his team can offer to dispel myths around how your motorcycle stays upright. I’ve been on “Machine Control One” and I can confirm, it is amazing. Have a look at the links below.

As usual the BCC splendid buffet will follow. Bring a mate, someone maybe interested in Advanced Riding or Tom’s i2i Academy.

And just a reminder. Don’t forget to re-subscribe to the new email system on the website to continue to receive updates.

See you at BCC on 21st October.


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HAB Not the Christmas Diner

Dear H.A.B. Members, I know it is early but diaries fill up very early these days & months. Our main social event of the year; H.A.B. Not-C-Dinner is set for Saturday 8th February 2020. Please mark this in you diary and email me ( ) to book you place.Cheers, Mike Fourie.

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Update to Website – Mailing Lists

Dear All.

In the coming weeks we will be updating our website with a new email subscription service. In order to subscribe there will be a subscription box on the sidebar area of our webpages.

In order to ensure that you receive our regular updates all members must re-register on this new system. There will also be an unsubscribe option in each email that will allow you to opt out of our posts should you wish.

In a months time the old system will be turned off so only those who have re-subscribed via our website will receive our news posts.


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This Wednesday’s Ride Out

Hi All

For those who like this sort of information, David has prepared a GPX route file for satnav if anyone fancies it. Normally if I would post it to the website, but it won’t play ball. So send me an email if you want the file and I will send it to you.

All the best


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HAB Weekday Ride Out – Wednesday 2nd October

Please Note: October’s weekday ride out will have a different start point to those normally used:

Meet from 9.00am at Shell Pool Bridge Filling Station, Pool in Wharfedale LS21 1EQ for a prompt 9.30am start.

Route OUT:From Pool A659 towards Harewood, turning Right on minor road to King Lane then Alwoodley Lane > Wigton Lane > Wyke Ridge Lane > Tarn Lane to Scarcroft golf course and across A58.

Back roads to Bramham and on to outskirts of Tadcaster. A162 south briefly, turning Left on B1223 > Ulleskelf > Ozendyke > Cawood.

Coffee stop: Grangeside Nurseries café, Thorpe Lane, Cawood YO8 3SG

From Cawood east to Ricall and on to the A19 south, turning Left on A163 towards Bubwith and Holme On Spalding Moor then A614 briefly before turning Right to North Cliffe and South Cliffe to pick up B1230 into Beverley.

Lunch stop: The Tiger Inn, Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8JG

Route IN:From the Tiger Inn, north out of Beverley to B1248 before turning Left on minor roads to Middleton On The Wolds > North Dalton > Huggate then crossing A166 to Thixendale.

From Thixendale to Leavening > Bossall > Sand Hutton then turning Left and briefly on A64, immediately turning Right to Strensall > Sutton On The Forest > Stillington and Easingwold.

From Easingwold our traditional route to Brafferton > Helperby > Thornton Bridge, turning Left to Boroughbridge.

Route finishes at Morrisons, Boroughbridge.

David Haywood will lead this ride with tail ender TBA.

Mileage as detailed: approx. 124 miles.

Hope you can make it!


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HAB Weekday Ride Out and CHRISTMAS LUNCH – Wednesday 4th December 2019

Yes, it’s still sort of summer, but it’s approaching ‘that’ time of year again!

I’ve reserved a table for Christmas Lunch at The Bay Horse in Great Broughton again this year. As usual (and weather permitting) we will be doing a ‘ride-in’ from Ripley with coffee/comfort stop midway.

If you are interested and in order to guarantee a place, the restaurant need to know your menu preferences together with a deposit of £5 per head.

The menu is as follows:


Spiced Parsnip Soup

Fan of Chilled Melon

Chicken, Clementine & Cranberry Paté

St. Nicks Prawn & Brandy Marie Rose Cocktail

Main Courses

Turkey Crown

Cod Lion

Medallions of Pork Fillet

Mature Cheddar & Red Onion Tart

All main courses served with Roast Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables


Sticky Toffee Christmas Pudding

Traditional Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Double Chocolate Brownie

Mulled Wine & Seasonal Berry Eton Mess (excellent choice for Boris supporters!)

Yorkshire Rhubarb & Ginger Cheesecake

Slate of Cheese & Biscuits

Prices are: One course £14.00 – Two courses £18.00 – Three courses £22.00

Ground Coffee & Petite Mince Pie available for £3 extra

It will help me if you can email your requirements as soon as possible and pay the deposit to my account below so I can forward on to the Bay Horse (or pay me when you see me if you prefer).

Ride-in details will be confirmed nearer the time.

I hope you can make it this year – we always have a good day and a good laugh!

David Haywood

Bank details:

Account:            73133325

Sort Code:          09-01-28

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HAB Member Request for TomTom Rider 550 Review

Hi All

Chris Armstrong is considering purchasing a TomTom Rider 550 navigation device and needs a review from anyone in our club who has one and willing to share information on their own experiences using it. Positive or negative share your know-how with Chris.

You can contact him directly on 07960 116166 or

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Not The Christmas Dinner 2020

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HAB Club Night Reminder Bilton Cricket Club This Evening

Dear HAB Members

Just a reminder about our club get together this evening starting at 7.00 for 7.30.

Peter Riley is bringing along his Helite Airvest clothing, demonstrating how much it could improve your safety in the event of a fall, and followed by the usual hearty buffet from the cricket club, which should help to pad you out a little more.

See you there.

All the best


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