September Ride Lakeland Motor Museum and The Lakes – Sunday 19th September

For this ride you ride leader will be Paul Dresser with Barry Ring as tail ender. The route has been done before and is one of our longer ‘all day’ rides. Unfortunately the most efficient way of getting to the lakes and doing it within the day is to go straight out on the A65.

If we set off at 9.15am then we should hit the Ireby Green Farm Shop for 10.45 am. (Ireby Green Farm, Ireby, Cowan Bridge, Carnforth LA6 2JH). It is only a short hop from here to the Lakeland Museum (25 mile) so you could either get a good brunch and spend the time in the museum or have lunch at the Museum.

Next stop is Lakeland Motor Museum (Old Blue Mill, Backbarrow, Ulverston LA12 8TA). This will give us enough time for a walk around the museum before lunch in the excellent cafe. Entry to the museum is £9 (

From there we head up around the back of Windermere towards Ambleside, running back down the other side, through Kendal, Sedburgh to Hawes, re-fuelling just outside Windermere. Due to the length of the ride I plan a rest/toilet stop at Hawes for about 10 minutes.

From there we head back through the Dales via Kettlewell and Grassington, finishing the ride at Stump Cross Caverns around 4.30 pm.

Meet at Dragon Rd Lorry Park with full tank of fuel at 9am for a 9.15 am start.

Ride Leader Paul Dresser 07515 910223

Tail End Barry Ring 07847 786608

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Monday 13th meeting

Just a reminder that our first indoor meeting is this Monday 13th at Bilton Cricket club starting at 7.15 pm.

We have an interesting speaker, Graham Feest, a road safety and strategy advisor and as usual Bilton will provide their excellent buffet.

Look forward to seeing you all.


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Dales and Forest of Bowland Delights Wednesday September 1st

Chris Armstrong will lead the ride on Wednesday September 1st. Meet at the Route 59 Cafe, BD236AF on the A59 West of Bolton Abbey from 09.15 for an 09.30 departure.

We head through Burnsall to the Cafe on the lake at Kilnsey BD23 5PS for a coffee break then on to Reeth for lunch via Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton. After lunch it’s the B6270 to Thwaite, over the Buttertubs Pass to Hawes and the B6255 to Ribblehead described by Ride magazine as “one of the best motorbike rides in England”. Onwards to Clapham, through the Forest of Bowland and on to Bolton-by-Bowland and briefly back into the Dales to Hetton finishing at Route 59 Cafe.

Distance approximately 134 miles.

It’s not all about the views so enjoy the ride.

See you there!

Chris 07960 116166

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Seaway’s Cafe Fridaythorpe Sell a Bike Night Tuesday 17th

An impromptu Ride-Out to Seaways Cafe for this Tuesday Evening. They are open for food until 8.oopm and I’m intending to get there around 7.00pm.

Meeting in Ripon Market Place from 5.45pm and leaving at 6.00pm. A cross-country ride through Brafferton, Raskelf, Easingwold, Sheriff Hutton, Barton-Le-Willows, Leavening and on to Fridaythorpe. Journey time around 1 hr 20 min and 46 miles. Not intending to sell my bike but might see something interesting. Easy route back to Harrogate. A166 to York. A64 around and whichever way suits you from there. Not sure about the weather yet, but as long as it’s not raining, it must be good! Hoping to get home in the light hence the early start at Ripon, but get there if you can.

Usual IAM/HAM guidelines.

Keep to the rules of the road.

Ride within your comfort zone.

Turn marking if necessary-no one gets left behind.

Already two of us so please get in touch on 07847 786608 to confirm.


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September 13th Indoor meeting, 7pm

Dear Members.

We are quickly approaching our first indoor meeting for what seems like an eternity.

We have an interesting speaker for the evening Graham Feest of Road Safety Consultancy, I have included below an introduction from Graham on the topics of the evening.

Despite the lockdown we have had great succssess with our associates through the endevours of our Observing team. It would be great to see some of the newly passed members at the meeting so we can hand out their certificates and celebrate their achievements. I will be reaching out to them individually to invite them to the meeting.

As usual, a fantastic spread from Bilton Cricket club will be served.

Travel Traffic Safety and Roads

This is intended to be an interactive, emotive and lively session in which after a short introduction we will take a look at some topical issues as spontaneously, anonymously and randomly selected and how they affect the national and local travel, traffic safety and roads agenda. It will take us down a path of  looking at some of the current Government and local interventions and ideas along with the legal, engineering, public opinion  and human factor implications under consideration or being implemented all aimed and with the intention of reducing crashes, collisions and injuries on the road;

Would be good to see many of you there.

Kind Regards.

Paul Dresser

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Update on Tuesday Nights Ride Out

Hi Folks

I’ve done a recce for tomorrow night’s ride out today and the owner of The Greyhound says he is very busy at the moment and suggests we book a table if we want food. Please get in touch on 07847 786608 if you are coming on the ride so I can give him numbers. Have a look at the attached menus.



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Tuesday 10th August Evening Ride Out

First of all apologies to anyone expecting our usual Monday evening ride out. For family reasons it has to be Tuesday this week. However, that’s good, as it fits in with “bike night” at The Greyhound in the village of Bagby near Thirsk YO7 2PF.

Meeting at the normal place, Dragon Road lorry park next to ASDA in Harrogate, fuel and toilets available. Gather from 6.30pm for a 7.00pm set off. Final route not decided yet, but less than an hour and about 30 miles. That should get us to the Greyhound in time for food and a chat and then follow on a simple route back to the Harrogate area or make your own way home. The weather forecast is looking good so make the most of the light evenings whilst we can.

I hope you can make it. Please get in touch on 07847 786608 to give me an idea on numbers, but it’s not compulsory, so you can just turn up on the night.

All the best


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Sunday 15th August 2021 Ride – Bowland & Dentdale

Pete McNulty will lead us west then north into Bowland & Dentdale on a 131 mile jaunt through some incredible scenic roads (the route is courtesy of Andrew Pratt).

Meet at Ripley car park 9.15am for 9.30am depart.

Heading west to Pateley Bridge, Stump Cross, then left to Barden & over the tops to Embsay, Skipton bypass & on the A59 to Lisburn, north to Paythorne & Tosside for a tea break at The Old Vicarage Tearooms, Tosside BD23 4SF.

Then to Slaidburn, north to Wray, Arkholme, Barbon & Dent for lunch at one of the cafes or pubs (or bring your own sandwiches) Dent LA10 5QL

Once refreshed and up Dentdale to Ribblehead, then onwards to Stainforth, over the tops to Arncliffe, Threshfield, to finish at Stump Cross Caverns.

  • Usual IAM rules apply, following the rules of the road.
  • Please arrive with a full tank. Let the ride leader know if you need to top up on route.
  • Maximum 30 riders.
  • Bring your own food if you wish.
  • Have great day!

Please phone or text Pete McNulty on 07812 105028 to book your space.

Route   Ripley to Tosside.  Tosside to Stump Cross.

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Wednesday 4th August Ride Out

Next Wednesday’s ride out is being lead by Trevor Cooper and ably assisted by Mike Holroyd on TEC duties. Meeting at Costa Coffee, Spacey Houses near Pannal for an early shot of caffeine at 9.00am for a 9.30am set off. Fuel for your bike also available nearby. Please arrive with a full tank or with sufficient time to fill up.

Up to press full details not available but will include a route towards Selby and a breakfast stop at Grangeside Nurseries Cafe in Cawood YO8 3SG. Afterwards on to Garrowby, around York and up into the Helmsley area with a confirmed stop at Beadlam Grange Farm Shop Cafe for lunch Y062 7TB with easy parking and always good food.

Finishing at Morrison’s car park in Boroughbridge.

Contact Trevor on 07525 130234

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Wednesday 21st July Evening Ride to Squires

Hi Folks

Some of you may have got a email regarding this ride saying Tuesday. To confirm it is Wednesday so looking forward to seeing you then.

Best regards

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