Wednesday 1st December 2021 – Ride out and Christmas Lunch.

Following David’s invitation to book for our Wednesday Christmas lunch, here is our route to the Bay Horse.

Meet at Morrison’s, Boroughbridge car park from 9am for 9.30am latest start. 

We head east via Thornton Bridge, Brafferton, Brandsby, north to Helmsley, then on the A170 to the old favourite Beadlam Grange Farm Shop Cafe Y062 7TB for a quick coffee.

Outward & return journeys.

Its just less than an hour from here to our lunch stop, so we’ll leave Beadlam at 10.50am and should arrive at the Bay Horse, Great Broughton TS9 7HA in good time for our 12 noon lunch, via Hutton le Hole, Castleton, & Kildale.

After a great lunch we head back to Boroughbridge, via Rievaulx, Scawton, Bagby & Thornton Bridge.  This is a 1 hour and 15 minute run or if time/weather is against us we can return via Northallerton & Thirsk in just an hour.

Total mileage is 100. If any lunchers are going straight to the Bay Horse and not joining our ride in, please let me know on 0747 300 5849.

Looking forward to our ride & lunch.


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HAB Sunday 21st November Ride

A Dip into the Peak District

A whistle stop journey south from the lorry park on Dragon Road, Harrogate heading south on the old A1. Meeting from 9.00am and setting off at 9.30am.

Morning stop is the Fox & Hounds in Newmillerdam (WF2 6QQ). After coffee and a snack it’s southwards again towards Penistone and on to the stunning Mortimer Road with switchbacks and surprise corners good enough to grace an alpine road. Just as you are getting into the groove we will reach our lunch venue at the Strines Inn in the Peak District (S6 6JE) overlooking its’ very own reservoir. We will need to book in so get in touch with me as soon as you can (07847 786608 by text please) so we can give the Inn an idea of the required numbers. You never know we may end up with decent weather and sit outside.

After lunch a mile or so south again onto the A57 westwards onto Snake Road past Ladybower Reservoir. It’s a little neutered with the 50mph limit these days and policed too, but you may get a careful overtaking opportunity in and the corners are certainly entertaining. Glossop is just up the road and where we make a right turn in the middle of town northwards again, on the B6105 with its’ own share of hairpin turns. Up on to the A628 and if the weather is clear and time permitting we will have a run up Holme Moss, through Holmfirth and on towards Denby Dale, in any case, for a fuel stop.

Last leg of this ride would normally include a quick stop at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park but the days are now short so it is straight onto the M1 north at junction 39. We will be finishing the ride at the Wetherby Services on the A1.

Total max mileage is 144 (if we go over Holme Moss and includes stint on the M1 at the end of the ride).

I hope you can make it, please get in touch on the number below.

Ride leader Barry Ring (07847 786608) TEC Roy Beniston

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Tonight’s Meeting

A reminder that the meeting is this evening with guest Nick Jefferies.

Look forward to seeing you.


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November Indoor Meeting

We will be holding our indoor meeting this month on Monday 8h November at Bilton Cricket club.

Our guest this month is Nick Jefferies, who is an avid trials and TT rider who will give a talk on his biking history and racing experiences. I’m hoping this will be a very interesting and engaging evening.

Please arrive to start at 7.30pm, the usual excellent buffet will be served about 9pm.

Look forward to seeing you all thsn.


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Not the Christmas Dinner 2022

For many years our ‘Not the Christmas Dinner’ held in February to avoid the Christmas excesses, has been the Club’s main event that gets the highest number of members together for a social event and catch up. Unfortunately, owing to the pandemic, we have had to miss last year. The good news is that we are now able to do it again and we have booked it for Friday 4th February 2022 at 7.30 pm. Our usual venue of The Old Spring Well is unable to accommodate us this time so we have looked elsewhere and come up with The Station Hotel, Birstwith, HG3 3AG. They have a nice separate dining room, large car park and are able to cater for up to 30 persons which should be sufficient and provide us with a great event.

If you would like to book a place(s) please take a look at the attached menu, make your menu choices (inc. tea or coffee) and email these to John Blanchfield at

The cost is £33/person for 3 courses inc. tea or coffee and a staff tip. John is collecting the monies, preferably by bank transfer Sort Code 09-01-27 Acc. No. 97350860. or you can catch him at a club meeting etc. with cash or cheque. Hope to see you there.

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HAB December Weekday Ride Out and Christmas Lunch – Wednesday, 1st December 2021

Good news-The Christmas lunch and ride out returns for 2021!
A table has been reserved at the Bay Horse in Great Broughton for 12pm on Wednesday 1st December. Weather permitting there’ll be the usual ride to the venue and Andrew Pratt has kindly offered to plan this. Details of the ride will follow nearer the time. 

I’ve been promised full menu details shortly but, in the meantime, please register your interest as soon as possible so I can get an idea of numbers.

David Haywood

07779 214331

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HAB Weekday Ride Out – Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Don’t forget your bucket and spade

Meet at The North Street Deli, 29 North Street, Wetherby LS22 6NU from 9am for a 9.30am start.

From Wetherby the route takes the York Road before turning right to Wighill and on to Tadcaster. South from Tadcaster on A162, turning left on Raw Lane to Ulleskelf, Cawood, the bridge over the River Ouse and on to Kelfield and Riccall.

We have a table reserved for Coffee Stop at the Pickled at Riccall café YO19 6QE (inside the post office). From Riccall to North Duffield, then north on the B1228, turn right on Ash Lane to Allerthorpe, Pocklington, on the B1246 through Warter, the A614 Beverley Road around Driffield south, right on B1249 to Brandesburton and the A1035 towards Hornsea for lunch.

Lunch stop Hornsea – Lily’s Beach Café HU18 1NJ if enough room otherwise ‘play it by ear’.
From Hornsea, north on the B1242 to Atwick, turn right to continue north on A165, right on A614 then first left to Haistorpe, left on B1253 and turn right on minor road towards West Lutton, left to Malton Lane, left again to Low Road. After Kirby Grindalythe continue on B1248 to North Grimston, bear left on Cordike Lane to Langton and left on A64 south of Whitwell-on-the-Hill before taking first right, minor road towards Foston, Lillings, Ambo, Stillington, Easingwold, Raskelf, Helperby, Thornton Bridge and left to Boroughbridge.

Our Ride Out ends at Morrisons car park, Boroughbridge.
Length as described: approx. 145 miles.
David Haywood will lead the ride, TEC to be appointed on the day.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 3rd.


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Message from Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Following our successful October club meeting attended by Mike Bevington of YAA, the club and members donated to the charity. Please find below a letter thanking all members for their generous donation: –

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Petition on Bike Movements in Europe

One of our members has asked for this petition request to be posted.

Dear Customer,

Post Brexit changes in tax and customs regulations are preventing us from transporting our customer’s motorcycles to and from the EU for recreational use.

We have started a petition to bring pressure on the UK Government to try to make an agreement with the EU allowing motorcycle owners to use the services of transport companies and individuals to transport their motorcycles to and from the EU without any demands for tax and duty.

We wondered whether you would be kind enough to sign the petition?

Thank you in advance.

Tony Barker

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Motorcycle Live NEC 11 December

We are planning a trip to Motorcycle Live on Saturday 11th December. As the weather will be closing in and the days are short we plan to pool together vehicles. Barry has kindly offered to use his 8 seater and I will have my car so 9 places available along with anyone else who may want to drive.

Tickets can be purchased at Motorcycle Live Tickets 2021 | The Ticket Factory

Could you please email me at to book a seat in the shared transport.

Thanks, Paul

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