Reminder – Not The Christmas Dinner (NCD)

It is time to get your names down for our annual Not Christmas Dinner.

It is our chance to have a good social start to the ” H.A.B. 2020 Season” and Old Spring Well have promised another excellent evening.

See you all at our Quiz evening on Monday.

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It’s Quiz Time! Monday 9th HAB Club Night Bilton Cricket Club

Hi All

It’s that fun time of the year again! Harrogate Advanced Bikes annual Christmas Quiz. Get your team together for a night of questions you could, and should, know the answers to. Form a team of three on the night with the chance of an exotic prize!

This year, as ever, Quiz Master Doug Masterton will test us again with a well prepared list of awkward questions, games and other challenges. Working together pool your knowledge and pit your wits against former HAB chairman Doug, and opposing teams for top place.

Friends and partners are welcome, so bring along your biking mates too and make it a great evening. Our last chance for a club social evening this year and as usual a splendid buffet will be provided by Bilton Cricket Club.

Meet at Bilton Cricket Club 7.00pm and get your team together for a 7.30pm start as usual.

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2020 HAB Subscription Payment.

Dear members,

Your club subscriptions for 2020 are due on the 1st January, at £15 per member. We will send out two further notifications, each a month apart but, if the subs have not been received by the time of a committee meeting taking place on the 3rd February, any member who has not paid will be deemed to have relinquished membership.

You can pay by BACS, cash or cheque made out to Harrogate Advanced Bikes, at Lloyds Bank, sort code 30-93-91 and account number 01807888. If you prefer, you can give me a cheque or cash at our usual meetings or send me a cheque at Farthings, 42, Colber Lane, Bishop Thornton, Harrogate, HG3 3JR.

Wishing all a Merry Christmas and safe riding,

Richard Stembrowicz


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Biker News

Dear members,

A new section of the site has been added called Biker News. This is a section where articles from members can be published. These can include tips and tricks, bike and gear reviews, trips you’ve taken or places you have found of interest.

To start we have published the first couple of articles. The first being an article by Andrew Pratt about riding through Andalusia called ‘Your Next Great Ride’, and the second by Bob Hill on Motorcycle Steering control.

We will send a post out every time a new article is published however you can access these from the main menu of the website under Biker News.

Any feedback on the content will be very much appreciated.


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Closure of the old email subscription list.

Dear all,

I’m sure most of you are fed up with receiving multiple posts so you will be glad to know that on December 20th we will be turning off our old subscriber list.

About 2/3 of our membership have signed up to the new system which is great but if you haven’t please feel free to go to our website and sign up to the newsletter and blogs in the right-hand column.


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This Wednesday’s Mid Week Ride & Lunch Reminder

Hi All

This Wednesday’s Ride Out includes the Christmas lunch organised by David Haywood and is fully booked for lunch. He will have sent or will be sending out a reminder to HAB members who previously reserved a place.

We’re meeting at Ripley 9am for a 9.30 start and David will be leading a route similar to the year before last in his usual flowing style, no doubt.

This of course replaces the usual Wednesday December Ride.

Any questions please contact David Haywood

Sorry I can’t join you on Wednesday, but the forecast is sunny and a little warmer than today, so enjoy the weather and a splendid lunch.

All the best.


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“An Evening With” at Colin Appleyards

An evening with Dougie & John Lampkin!

On Friday 13th December Colin Appleyards will be joined by the local, legendary Lampkins aka Dougie and John Lampkin for their latest ‘evening with’ event at their motorcycle branch in Keighley (Wellington Road, Worth Way, BD21 1AJ).

Also joining the Lampkins will be Colin Appleyards 2020 British Supersport Team riders: Brad Jones and Rory Skinner.

Doors will be open from 6pm & the event will get underway by 7pm.

As ever, places are limited so make sure you book your’s as soon as possible. I’ve pre-booked four spaces for this, as always, packed out event. The event is FREE and as usual Colin Appleyards will have a raffle with some fantastic prizes up for grabs with all proceeds going to Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. There will also be food and drink available for a small charity donation.

Please contact me if you want to come along as a HAB group (plus friends) for the evening. Make your own arrangements if you prefer, but I will have my new (old) people carrier by then so will be able to transport up to eight people from the Harrogate area on the evening.

You can also book your own place by going to:

See Dougie in action in this new video:

Please get in touch soon by email if you want to go on this outing.

All the best


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Hi All

That kind man Peter Smith has a couple of complimentary tickets on offer for this weeks bike show at the NEC. Valid for any day this week.

If you would like to get of hold of them get in touch with me & I will pass your contact details on.

Best regards


Text to 07847786608

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November 17th Sunday Ride Out A59 Loop

Meet at Route 59 Cafe on the A59 (BD23 6AF) West of Bolton Abbey/Bridge from 09.00 for a 09.30 start.  Cafe opens at 9.00.

Breakfast Time!

Up to Barden Tower over the tops to Embsay, Hetton, Airton, stopping at Malham for coffee at the Lister Arms, (BD23 4DB). 

Best Pub in Yorkshire some say?

After refreshment we will go up up past Malham Cove, over to Stainforth and Clapham, past Stocks Reservoir to the Old Vicarage Tosside (BD23 4SQ) for a cosy lunch. 

The View From The Old Vicarage

Setting off again after a main course and very possibly a well deserved dessert, we are off to Bolton by Bowland, Gisburn, Hellifield, Gargrave, Cracoe, Linton and Burnsall, finishing back again at Route 59 Cafe hopefully before they close at 16.00 for a cup of tea! Distance is only 108ml so we should have no need for refuelling. TEC is David Haywood if he can resist an overtake (just kidding).

I hope you can all make it this coming Sunday 17th.

Best regards.

Chris Armstrong

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Tonight’s Meeting Reminder

Hi All

Just a reminder for this evening’s meeting with a demonstration from Bike Seal, puncture repair specialists due to start at the earlier time of 7.15pm.

Mike Fourie has also asked if HAB members intending coming to the “Not the Christmas Dinner” on February 8th check their diaries and please kindly bring their cheque books or even cash to pay so he can get the numbers booked with the Old Spring Well.

See you all this evening.


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