Sunday 16th Ride Out Reminder

Hi Hab Members

Just a reminder about this coming weekend’s ride.

Pete McNulty is leading the ride out and would like anyone coming along to get in touch as soon as you can so he can book numbers for our lunch table. For details on the ride please review the previous email or look at the post on the HAB website.

The weather forecast for Sunday is good with very low chance of rain. So treat yourself on Father’s Day to a ride out on your bike.

Contact him please by text on 07812 105028 or by email

See you at the usual meeting point Asda lorry park 9.00-9.30am set off.


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Roy’s Wales Trip 7th-10th June

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Roy Beniston has organised a trip to North and mid Wales for a long weekend from the 7th to 10th June. I’m going on the trip straight after the Lakes mid week ride.

Unfortunately one of the party of four has had to drop out for work reasons and a spare berth is going begging.

The weekend is a Fri-Mon one and you would have a choice to stay until Monday, although I’m back at work on Monday so traveling home on Sunday 9th.

If you fancy going get full details from Roy on 07539 690274 or roy.beniston

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June 16th Sunday Ride Out

Ride Leader Pete Mcnulty.

Meet at ASDA Lorry Park at 09:00 for a prompt departure at 09:30am.

We will head West out of Harrogate on the A59 turning right to head through Hampsthwaite and Darley before heading north to Greenhow Hill Top.

From there we head west on the B6265 to Grassington then turn North and up to Arncliffe.

From Arncliffe we turn South West and head through some breathtaking scenery until we reach Settle where we turn North once again and on to our first coffee stop in Stainforth.

After coffee we continue North tracking close to the Settle to Carlise railway line until we reach Ribblehead where we’ll turn South West to High Bentham.

From there we turn South and into the Forest of Bowland until we reach our lunch stop at the Lower Buck In at Waddington.

After lunch we head North East through Bolton by Bowland and on up to Wigglesworth where we turn East through Hellifield, Airton and Winterburn.

Eventually turning South once we reach Burnsall until we reach Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour where the ride will officially end. 

From there people can disperse and head home. It’s right next to the A59 so it’s a short 30 minute ride back home to Harrogate.

PLEASE NOTE: The ride out is on Father’s day so we will need to book a table at the Lower Buck Inn for lunch.

Looks like a cracking ride. Pete needs numbers for lunch so please can you let him know by Saturday 7th June if you intend to come on the ride out so that he can secure a table.

E-mail: or Text: 07812 105028

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Triumph Visitor Centre Trip Sunday June 30th

A long time in the making, but a decision on the date of the Triumph Visitor Centre Experience is made for Sunday 30th June. At the time of my booking one, 14 more places were available. It is a month away but if you want to go tickets go quickly so get one booked as soon as you can.

The Visitor Centre is free but the factory tour is £18. I chatted to a few riders at the London Bike Show and they all thought it was great value for money.

Make your booking at:

The route plan is for a 129 mile trip to Hinckley avoiding motorways whenever possible. Every effort will be made to make the ride interesting with an early lunch stop scheduled.

The return route will probably be more motorway but the days are long at this time of the year so we will see how it goes.

The Triumph Factory Visitor Experience – 13.30 Tour Booking

“The Triumph Factory Visitor Experience is the home of Triumph, where you’ll get the full story in our unique immersive visitor experience. It’s here that you’ll see how we make motorcycles, get up close to some of the most iconic Triumphs of all time, and enjoy a priceless collection of motorcycle memorabilia brought together exclusively for our visitors. The Visitor Experience itself is free to visit.”

“However, you can buy tickets for The Triumph Factory Tour. This is theperfect experience if you’ve ever wanted to venture beyond those legendary factory security doors. This fully guided tour really does take you from concept to manufacturing and final assembly to see for yourself where world-renowned Triumph motorcycles are created and built.”

  • This is a booking for the 13.30 Factory Tour.
  • Your tour is fully-guided which takes you from concept to manufacturing and final assembly.
  • Your tour will last for approximately 90 minutes.

“After your Factory Tour, top up your own tank with a tasty snack, refreshing soft drinks, or a taste-intensive Barista-style coffee, then relax with free wi-fi as you enjoy these unique Triumph surroundings.”

So, I hope many of you want to and can come on this trip. I will try and find a day to do a recce if anyone wants to come along for that as well.

More details will be provided about start times and meeting points nearer the date.

All the best.


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Monday 10th June Evening Ride Out

Vincenzo Denti (Enzo) has kindly offered to lead our June 10th Monday evening ride out.

Enzo will be taking us to the White Bear at Masham for customary cheesy chips. Given his admitted lack of local knowledge, it’s brave of him to give it a go, so show your support if you are able to and come along for the ride.

The usual meeting place at ASDA lorry park 7.00pm for a chat and set off at 7.30pm.

Hope to see as many as possible on the night.

All the best.


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Wednesday 5th June 2-day Lakes Trip

Dear Wednesday Ride-out regulars.

Just a reminder that the 2-day mid-week trip to the Lakes next week replaces the normal Wednesday ride out for June. Mid-week Ride Outs will start again from the first Weds in July. 

See you on the June 5th. 

David Haywood.

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Correction to Sunday Ride Out Title

Sorry folks

If you were confused by the title in the main post for this Sundays’s ride.

“/Filey” referred to Roy’s back-up plan if the weather was poor in the west.

This has now been corrected on our website.

I promise to do better next time!


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May Sunday 19th Ride Out Knott End

Hi All

Roy Beniston is leading this weekend’s ride out to Knott End-on-Sea. A fantastic and well planned route through the Dales National Park and the Forest of Bowland. Coffee stop at the Slaidburn cafe on the way with lunch at the splendid cafe at Knott End FY6 0EA.

Return journey is essentially a more southerly route finishing at Ripley for a customary and well deserved ice cream.

Mileage is 78 out, 76 return, fuel stop at half way. Please arrive at the ASDA lorry park with a full fuel tank at 9.00am for a 9.30am prompt start. Anyone wanting to join on-route please get in touch

The weather is set to continue good, a little cooler towards the weekend, but very little chance of rain. Come along if you can this Sunday, see some lovely countryside, practice your advanced and group riding skills and an opportunity to socialise with fellow HAB members.

See you Sunday.

All the best


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Monday 13th Meeting Ride Out

Just in case you were beginning to wonder, our Monday meeting ride outs start tomorrow evening. An hour or so ride to the Guiseley Wetherby Whaler. Sadly, my carefully planned ride is having to be adjusted as the A59 is being closed at Blubberhouses from tomorrow for a few days.

I did an appropriate time recce this evening and the low sun was an issue. The weather will be a little cloudier tomorrow evening but bring some sun glasses if you don’t have a drop down sun visor.

Meeting at the ASDA lorry park 7.00pm for 7.30pm start . Less than a 38 mile run to the Wetherby Whaler especially now the route is changed.

Hopefully you can make it, shame to miss the nice weather!

All the best.


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Adventure Bike Rider Guide to Motorcycling in Britain

Hi Folks,

Just got around to downloading a copy of the above. It is a free resource for information and routes to travel our country from top to bottom or any which way you choose. It’s a PDF document which I could email to you, but you can download a copy for yourselves by visiting There are gpx.files available for each route too. TomTom request your email address before you can download it but a small price to pay for such a useful guide, plus there is an offer for 20% off a Rider 550 if it still applies.

Any difficulty doing the download get it touch and I will send you a copy.

I hope you find that useful.


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