Weds 2nd Dec Mid Week Ride Out to Whitby

Last minute in deciding but we are doing the above ride on Wednesday starting from Morrisons on the Ripon A61 bypass meeting from 9.00 am with a 9.30 am set off or sooner if all are present.

A planned route across the North York Moors via Helmsley and Egton Bridge taking in a decent ford and The Rosedale Chimney on the way to Whitby as our lunchtime destination. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us, the BBC is currently forecasting “light cloud and a moderate breeze” for Whitby.

As the general lockdown ends on Tues/Weds at the stroke of midnight we can ride in a group of six on Wednesday socialising outside for tier 2 or tier 1 members only. Stops for refreshment are a little more complicated as we can’t mix indoors in a group of six.

So the first planned stop is in Helmsley where there are plenty of takeaways open when I last visited a couple of weeks ago. I took a snack and a flask. No doubt some cafes may be open for us if we are willing to split up.

Bring your own picnic lunch or plan for fish and chips. I stopped in the centre of Whitby, parked at the Whistlestop cafe (closed this Weds) and purchased some fish & chips at The Fish Box over the road with their own seating outside.

The route back is more or less the same way, all the right roads-not necessarily in the right order-stopping at Helmsley for fuel if necessary and taking the quick way back via Sutton Bank A170-A168 finishing at Morrisons in Boroughbridge (no fuel at the moment) around 3.00 pm.

All the usual rules-arrive with a full tank of fuel in time for the planned set off or arrange to meet us on the way. Sadly West Yorkshire HAB members in tier 3 cannot join us on Wednesday-sorry!

Subject to demand another mid-week ride can be arranged for Thursday 10th and there will be a Sunday 13th ride as well, details to follow.

Barry Ring is leading the ride with David Haywood as TEC. David is your contact to book a space on 07779 214331.

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