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.