HAB Sunday 23rd June Ride-Out Eastern Dales

A run along the reservoirs and rivers of the eastern dales, mostly on good flowing roads.  Meet at the Curious Cow, Killinghall HG3 2AP from 9.00am for a 9:30am start.  Heading south to Leathley, up past the Lindley reservoir and Bewerley to Pateley Bridge.  Then along Gouthwaite and Leighton reservoirs to Border House Teas in Masham Market Square HG4 4DZ for T&P stop. We’ll be arriving at about 10:50am if anyone wants to join us there. 

We then head to Richmond via Newton-le-Willows, up Swaledale through Reeth and over Buttertubs to Hawes Market Square for lunch. Many options including the Manor Garth Cafe and the chippie. Petrol stop in Hawes, 82 miles from the start. 

After lunch it’s back to Ripley following the Ure down through Redmire, Middleham, Masham (again) and Kirby Malzeard to Ripley. 
Total journey 130 miles, about 4 hours excluding stops. Should be back in Ripley for an ice cream by 3:30pm.

Ride leader John Honey 07770 342255 TEC Ranjit David 07584 330217
Google maps routes for the three stages enclosed. The route is not set in stone and as we are not using Sat Nav and there may be some slight deviation 🙂 

See you at The Curious Cow.





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HAB Club Meeting and Ride-In Monday June 10th

It’s HAB monthly meeting time again. Summer is well and truly here so hopefully you can make the Monday Ride-In to Bilton Cricket Club and if not, join the social meet starting at 7.30pm.

Meeting for the Ride-In at Otley Garden Centre, Pool Road, LS21 1DY, just after the football ground on the left riding into town. 6.00pm for a prompt 6.15pm set off after a pre-ride briefing. This one is “all the right roads, not necessarily in the right order” type of rides!

From the garden centre into Otley, with a right turn across the river on Bridge Street, heading out of Otley on Weston Lane towards Askwith, Denton, Middleton and right, up Hardings Lane, over Beamsley Hill towards Bolton Abbey. Up past the Abbey and a right turn for Barden and onto the B6265 towards Greenhow. A right turn after Stump Cross Caverns past Thruscross Reservoir to Blubberhouses. Left on to the A59 all the way into Harrogate and onto Bilton Cricket Club. Follow the leader so no need to store all that information, but it gives you an idea of the route. We will of course use the turn marking system, so no one should get lost (if you are new to HAB you can read Ride-Out guidelines on our website and of course IAM RoadSmart website too).

Only 40 Miles and about 80 minutes. Getting to BCC around 7.30pm. Ride Leader Barry Ring. GPX file available-email barry.ring@gmail.com.

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Ride Out-Weds 5th June-The Rosedale Squiggle

Meet The Boar’s Head, Ripley HG3 3AY from 9.00am for a prompt 9.30am am start.

From Ripley the route heads east towards Staveley and Minskip to pick up the B6265 on the outskirts of Boroughbridge > Aldwark Bridge (now open again thank goodness) > Tollerton > Huby > B1363 heading north to Brandsby > continue north to Ampleforth.

Coffee Stop:  Abbey Tea Rooms, Ampleforth, YO62 4EN.

From Coffee Stop head east to Nunnington > north through Harome and on to east side of Helmsley > turn right at filling station towards Carlton > on to Bransdale and the ‘Bransdale loop’ > on to Gillamoor before turning northbound to Farndale > High Blakey > minor road to the right to go south towards Rosedale Abbey.

Lunch Stop: Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey YO18 8SD.

After lunch – continue southbound > Hutton-le-Hole > across A170 > continue, broadly southbound to Slingsby > turn R on B1257 to Hovingham > turn L west to Coulton > Brandsby > Crake > Easingwold > continue west to Raskelf > Brafferton > turn R towards Cundall to turn L immediately after Thornton’s Bridge > route ends at Morrisons, Boroughbridge YO51 9UR.

Route length: 121 miles.

Leader: David Haywood; TEC: TBA.

Route details for adding directly to Sat Nav or creating .gpx file:


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Sunday May 19th Ride Out – Yorkshire Moors

Meet at Ripley outside of main car park at 09:00 to leave at 09:30 with full tanksRide Leader–Paul Holmes, TEC–John Honey.

The first section of the ride takes you East to Scotton, Little Ouseburn, Easingwold, Slingsby and past Flamingo Land to our morning coffee stop at NY500 Cafe, Malton Road, Pickering, YO188EA.

After coffee, we head to Pickering and head on the A170 towards towards Kirkbymoorside. Before Kirkbymoorside we start to head northeast towards Hutton Le Hole, Rosedale Chimney and over the North Yorkshire Moors. Before getting to the A171 we head towards Stokesley passing through Commondale, Kirkdale and Battersby. At Stokesley we ride through Stokesley market place and head to Hutton Rudby. West Lees to our lunch stop at The Rusty Bike Café, Swainby DL6 3EW.

After lunch we will head back towards Stokesley east on the A172 before turning off for Great Busby, Kirkby and Great Broughton. From Great Broughton we head on the B1257 to Helmsley. From Helmsley we head on the A170 where we pick up the B1257 to Ampleforth, Wass, Coxwold, Husthwaite, Raskelf, Bafferton, Thornton Bridge to the finish at Morrisons, Wetherby Road, Boroughbridge, York YO51 9UR (approx. finish 16:00).

The route is approximately 139 miles. For those requiring fuel stops there are plenty of opportunities throughout the route. Details of the route are available using the following links:

Ripley to NY500 – 45 miles:

 Ripley Castle, Ripley, Harrogate to NY500 – Google Maps

NY500 to Rusty Bike – 45 miles:

 NY500 to The Rusty Bike Cafe – Google Maps

Rusty Bike to Morrisons Boroughbridge – 49 miles:

The Rusty Bike Cafe to Morrisons – Google Maps

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HAB May 13th Evening Meeting and Ride-In

The nice weather continues tomorrow so make the most of a fine Summer evening.  Join us for our May Club Meeting and evening Ride-In. Starting at Ripon Market Place HG4 1BW (free bike parking).

Gather at 6.00pm to set off at 6.15 pm. Some coffee shops in the market place are still open at 5.30pm so get an early one in. Just over an hour’s ride will then get us to Bilton Cricket Club HG1 3DQ in time for our meeting start at 7.30pm. 

The ride will take us eastwards towards Boroughbridge and further on with a play on the lanes around the Ouseburns, southwards close to Wetherby, Spofforth, south of Harrogate and on to the Cricket Club. No pressure to keep up, route deviations will be marked

Ride leader Barry Ring. Looking for a Tail-End-Charlie, so have a go if you haven’t tried it before.

No speaker this evening, so enjoy the Ride-In, share any club news, give us the low-down on the Scotland Borders Trip and a chat with your colleagues at Bilton Cricket Club.

Hoping to see you all on Monday. Sandwich Buffet available mid-evening.

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HAB Scottish Borders Trip Update

David Haywood has individually emailed HAB members booked on the Borders trip but in the interest of sharing the information with all members, maybe for future reference and planning a similar trip yourself here is the details for all.

Hi Everyone,

Routes now sorted with brief details and myRoute links below. As the first day is a long one we need to get going earlier than normal. I’m therefore proposing two options:

A. Meet at Ripley Ice Cream from 8.00 for a prompt 8.30am start OR, if it’s easier for you.

B. Meet up with the main group at Hawes (Wensleydale Creamery Café – planned Coffee Stop) at 10.00am (ETA for main group).

NB. If you decide to meet in Hawes, please text me the day before or sooner on 0777 921 4331.

See you Wednesday!




Please start the first day with a full tank.

Trevor Cooper and I plan to share Leader and TEC duties.


Route Day 1 first leg (either A or B) – 137 miles (from Ripley):

Day 1a.f Ripley/Hawes Trout Farm to Silloth coast


Coffee Stop: Wensleydale Creamery Café, Hawes DL8 3RN.

Lunch Stop: Mrs Wilsons Coffee & Eatery, Criffel Street, Silloth CA7 4BT.

Route Day 1 second leg – 76 miles:

Day 1b.f Silloth to Denholmmyrouteapp.com

Fuel Stop: 14 miles BP, Lowmoor Road, Wigton (Waypoint 2).


Route Day 2 – 142 miles:


Fuel Stop: 43 miles – Shell, Main Road, Thropton NE65 7LT.

Coffee Stop: The Running Fox Cafe, Long Farmington. NE65 8AE (Waypoint 9)

Lunch Stop: The Black Bull, Etal TD12 4TL.


Route: Day 3 Denholm to Ripley – 146 miles:

Day 3 Denholm to Ripley

Meet 9.30 for 9.45am start.

Fuel Stop: Esso, Weensland Road, Hawick TD9 8LA (Waypoint 2).

Lunch Stop: Lanercost Priory Tea Rooms, Lanercost, Brampton CA8 2HQ.

We’ll decide at lunch if we want a further stop.


Paste any of these links into www.myrouteapp.com

Please let me know if you’d prefer .gpx files and I’ll email them to you. David.haywood@mac.com

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Sunday April 21st Ride Out-Dales and Pennines

Meet at the Curious Cow of Harrogate car park, (HG3 2AP) at 09:00am to leave at 09:30am with full tanks.

Ride Leader – Paul Holmes, TEC – Peter Germaine.

The first section of the ride takes you northwards to Killinghall, Ripley, West Tanfield, Masham and Leyburn to our morning coffee stop at Manor Farm Cafe, Bellerby, DL8 5QH.

After coffee, we head further north via Downholme on the A6108 heading towards Richmond.  From Richmond we head north once more, passing through Whashton Green and Ravensworth before reaching the A66.  Next, we head west along the A66 for a short while before turning right heading towards Hutton Magna and then onto Ovington and Winston. We then pick up the A67 and head to Barnard Castle.  From Barnard Castle we head north on the B6278/B6282 to our lunch stop at Middleton-In-Teasdale DL12 0QB. Plenty of cafes for lunch options or feel free to bring your own refreshments.

After lunch we will head south on the B6277/B6276 back towards Brough on some great winding roads with spectacular views of the Pennines, passing Selset Reservoir on the way.  From Brough we head along the A685 to Kirkby Stephen and then onto Nateby.  At Nateby we pick up the B6270 heading east to Thwaite and onto Reeth where we can stop for refreshments and leg stretch.

From Reeth we head to Grinton and then head up and over Whipperdale Bank past the ranges to Leyburn (Fuel stop if required).  From Leyburn on a quick route, we will head east on the A684 to Bedale. From Bedale on the ring road we will head towards Leeming Bar and pick up the A6055 running parallel to the A1(M) going south to pick up the A61 which will bring us back towards Ripon and into Ripley for the finish (approximate finish 16:00).

The route is approximately 154 miles. For those requiring fuel stops there are plenty of opportunities throughout the route. A GPX route file is available using the following link:


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Monday 8th April HAB AGM Meeting & Ride-In

Dear All,

A reminder for this Monday’s HAB AGM meeting, and a Ride-In if you fancy it.

A notice was emailed out to members on 25th February for our AGM this Monday evening. Please have a read of it if you haven’t already done so. There is a committee nomination form attached and you can put yourself up for a role if you wish provided it’s done in advance of the meeting.

There is a Ride-In planned. Meet at The Curious Cow, Killinghall, Harrogate HG3 2AP, 6.00pm for a set off at 6.15pm. An hour’s circular ride, east of Harrogate, will get us to Bilton Cricket Club in time for our meeting. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us.

Please do come along to the AGM. It’s your club, a chance to put any ideas forward and also get involved on the committee if you want to.

As usual a sandwich buffet will be provided by the Bilton Cricket Club.

Paul Dresser.

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Message to Members

Dear Members,

This is a reminder about the collection of the contributions towards food at our meetings, including the AGM on Monday 8th April.

I will have a printed sheet on which you should write your name and that you have contributed £2. Having the right money would be useful.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Best wishes,

Richard Stembrowicz


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HAB Ride-Out Weds April 3rd-Dales & NY Moors

Hi Folks, 

Meet outside Ripley Ice Cream at 8.45am for a 9.00am start.

The social ride out on 3rd April is approximately 154 miles starting outside Ripley Ice Cream (HG3 3AX) and heading off through Pateley Bridge & Grassington for breakfast at Kilnsey Park Lake Café (BD23 5PS). Thereafter continue through Kettlewell, Leyburn, Richmond and on to Yarm, stopping for lunch at the Royal Oak in Great Ayton (TS9 6BW). The final leg of the route takes us from Guisborough heading south through the NY Moors NP, riding through Rosedale Abbey down to Amotherby and across to Easingwold finishing at Morrisons in Boroughbridge (YO51 9UR) at around 4pm.

gpx file of route –


PLEASE NOTE: If you intend to join this social ride and it will be your first HAB ride out, please e-mail beforehand. Ds55dcs@outlook.com 

Finally, we’ll need a TEC, if anyone with experience wishes to volunteer for the day would you please text me on 07879 470554 at your earliest opportunity – thank you.

Looking forward to seeing you on the day.

Derek Saunders

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