HAB Whitby Sunday Ride Out – October 21st 2018

Meet ASDA Lorry Park in Harrogate from 9am for a prompt 9.30am start with full fuel tanks.

The route takes us north on the A61 to Ripley, turning right towards Knaresborough then left through Scotton and Ferrensby to Boroughbridge.  From Boroughbridge, minor roads to Thornton Bridge, Helperby and on to Easingwold for a coffee stop.

Coffee stop: TeeHee! Café in Easingwold YO61 3AB

From Easingwold we head east, crossing the A64 near Whitwell and passing Kirkham Abbey, North Grimston then on to Weaverthorpe.  At Weaverthorpe we turn left to head due north, crossing the A64 at Sherburn and on to the A170 for about 4 miles before turning left at West Ayton to enter the National Park.  Minor roads through the National Park, joining the A171 for a few miles then left towards Sneaton and on to our lunch stop on the outskirts of Whitby.

Lunch stop: Victoria Farm Garden Centre café YO21 1TL

The return journey takes us back into the National Park through Eskdale and on to Castleton. Continuing west from Castleton to join the B1257 south to Helmsley then the A170 for a couple of miles before taking minor roads to Ampleforth, Byland Abbey and Coxwold.

The final leg from Coxwold passes through Helperby, Boroughbridge and Copgrove, turning left on the A61 at Wormald Green and to Ripley.

Finish: Ripley for a traditional ice cream finish.

A good mix of roads and some wonderful scenery – hopefully a fitting end to the Sunday ride out season.

Journey OUT: 91 miles
Journey IN: 78 miles

David Haywood will lead this ride with John Blanchfield as tail-ender.

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HAB, Not the Christmas, Christmas Dinner 9th Feb

Please find attached notice from Mike on the up-coming Christmas dinner.

HAB NCD 2019


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Monday Meeting

Just a reminder that this Monday evening is our social evening at Bilton Cricket club.

Unfortunately we have been unable to secure a speaker so this will be a general social evening with the usual excellent supper.


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Mid-week Ride Out 3rd October

Mid-week Ride Out Wednesday 3rd October

Hi Guys,

I hope you are all well, details for next Wednesday’s ride as follows:

Chris Armstrong will be leading the ride on the 3rd October with Mike Holroyde as tail ender.

Meet at Cafe 59 on the A59 west of Bolton Bridge near the Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey from 09.30 for a 09.45 departure.  On to Burnsall and Grassington, over the top to Malham Tarn and into Malham for coffee at the Lister Arms.

After coffee back up the side of the cove and over to Stainforth, Ribblehead and Clapham to arrive at The Courtyard Dairy and Cheese Shop on the A65 near the Settle bypass for lunch.

After lunch we will meander through Gisburn Forest and Bolton-by-Bowland to arrive back at Cafe 59.

Chris Armstrong

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Reminder slow riding workshop. Sunday 30th September

This is a reminder fo this event. We will be at Tockwith Airfield. Take the B1224 York Road out of Weatherby and turn left just after Bockerton sigmed Tockwith. after about half a mile turn right off the road at the white gates. Head to the green portacabins and wait there.  Start is 9.30

Best regards,
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HAB Weekday Ride Out Christmas Lunch – 12th December 2018

Hi there. Following the success of our Christmas lunch runs over the last three years, I’ve booked The Old Vicarage in Tosside as our (new) venue this December. 

Places are limited so please let me have your booking as soon as possible. 

Please email me to secure a place. A deposit of £5 per person is required – you can pay this to my account below (making sure you put your name as a reference). 

Further details will be posted nearer the time. 

Hope you can make it. 


David Haywood


My Bank details:

Acc. No. 73133325

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Congratulations to 2 of our young(ish)members

In a bid to encourage younger riders to take up the Skills For Life scheme and join our club we recently introduced a scheme to reimburse the fees paid to IAM Roadsmart by anyone joining the club and passing their test before the age of 40. I am very happy to announce that we have our first 2 members who qualify for this, Vincenco Denti and Dave Gilbert.
I would like to congratulate them on their success and also ask any member who knows anyone who would qualify for this to sign up. We have limited this scheme to the first 10 so only 8 places left.
The photo shows Vincenzo (Enzo) and Dave receiving their cheques

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Update for this Sunday’s Ride Out

Richard has finished planning his ride-out for this Sunday and the route will start at our usual meeting point at the ASDA lorry park in Harrogate, anytime from 9.00am for a prompt set off with full fuel tanks at 9.30am.

Outbound Route

Leave Harrogate north via A61 to Ripon and Thirsk, A170 to Helmsley for a coffee and cake stop at Auntie Annies off Castlegate with it’s own parking.

Leaving Helmsley take the B1257, towards Stokesley.

Our lunch stop is at the Marina in Hartlepool where the HMS Trincomalee is moored. Take the road straight through the town centre, following the signs for the Marina (yacht symbol).

As mentioned in the previous post Richard is hoping for a decent length lunch stop to make the most of our visit. (Entrance to the museum is £10, concessions may apply)

Return Route

From the Marina, turn left for a fuel stop at Asda, off the roundabout.

Leave Hartlepool south on the A689/A19. Take the A1044 heading for Yarm (A1044-B1264), then Northallerton- Sandhutton (A167).

And finally the A61 around Ripon finishing at Ripley for an well deserved ice cream!

This is the penultimate Sunday ride-out of the year so hopefully we can have a good turn out.

Best regards


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Sunday 16th September Ride Out

Sunday 16th HAB Ride-Out to see HMS Trincomalee Hartlepool

‘The Oldest Warship Afloat’?

For anyone expecting Paul Dresser to be doing his Lakeland Museum run sadly Paul has had to cancel and sends his apologies.

Thankfully Richard Strembrowicz has stepped into the breach with an excellent alternative.

HMS Trincomalee is reputably the oldest warship afloat, built in India in the 1800’s and fully accessible by the public.  Not as big as HMS Victory but considerably nearer to us! Our Ride Out this coming Sunday, lead by Richard, is taking us to the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Hartlepool TS24 0SQ, where HMS Trincomalee is moored along with other exhibits.  Although there will be an entrance fee it is low and you can gift aid it. Parking is free and catering is on site. Richard is hoping we will get a decent amount of time there so we can make the most from our visit.

Due to Richard stepping in at this point the route is still being finalised, however rest assured, sufficient stops for fuel, sustenance and interesting roads will be factored in.

All in, a very interesting venue to visit, and a fine mixture of roads to ride. The ride is approximately 140 miles so please start with a full tank of fuel and contact the ride leader in good time to fill up.

Looking forward to seeing as many HAB members buying a sailor hat for the kids/grand-kids as possible this Sunday.

Barry Ring

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GDPR Compliance Form

Dear All,

In order to comply with both GDPR and IAM guidelines we are required to provide our membership with the option to ‘opt out’ of Harrogate Advanced Bikes implied permission to hold and process personal data.

The link to this document is HAB GDPR Declaration

The opening paragraph of this letter describes the context of this agreement.

If you do not respond to this email by submitting the opt-out letter to the Secretary then your acceptance is implied by default.

There is also am outline of our GDPR compliance in the minutes of the last committee meeting. I have also inserted below.

  • Do not hold unnecessary personal information. Example if we see a driving licence and the associate signs to say they have a current licence we do not need to record and keep the details of the licence itself.
  • Any data held should be done so securely (password protected)
  • Private information should only be held by the processor associated with that data and not be held or transmitted to others. (IE treasurer holds list of names for subs and whether paid or not, this list should only be a name and a tick for paid, shouldn’t hold any other information that could identify the person – DOB/Postcode etc. These would be deemed as unnecessary)
  • All personal data on members is held on the IAM DTE database which we can access through a secure portal. This is compliant with GDPR.
  • If we have no requirement for retention of data then it must be destroyed securely or handed back to the associate/member (IE records of riding assessment after passing test, if they contain any personal information and information on lapsed membership)



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