John Kirkman Memorial Ride – Sunday 23rd August

This run is being organised by Pete Covill and will be a memorial ride for John, tracing the route he, Rick and Bob were doing on the day he was so tragically killed.

All HAB members past and present most welcome.

The ride will start from Morrisons car park in Ripon – meet at 0930 to leave at 1000.

Route outline:

Exit Morrison’s turning left onto A61 onto the Ripon bypass A61 to Thirsk crossing the A1.

Through Thirsk town centre following the signs for the A170 and Sutton Bank and Helmsley.

Climb Sutton Bank on A170 and continue on the road down into Helmsley at the roundabout turn left onto Market Place the turn right onto the B1257 to Stokesley.

At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A172.

Next 3 roundabouts take the 2nd exits following the B1365.

Then take the slip road onto the A172 west bound.

At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A19 north.

Follow the A19 north for approximately 22 miles.

Exit A19 at the A182 exit marked for Seaham.

Follow the A182 along Seaham sea from and the Metal Tommy is on the right hand side.


Retrace the route back to the A19 and then 22 miles south to the A172 exit.

At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A174.

T Junction turn left onto Thornaby Road (A1045) – straight on at the next roundabout.

At the t junction turn right onto the A1044.

Follow the A1044 down Leven Bank to a roundabout – take the 2nd exit onto Green Lane which becomes the B1264.

At the T Junction turn left onto the A167 to Northallerton.

Round Northallerton and follow the A167 south to Busby Stoop.

Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A61 back to Morrison’s at Ripon and Finish.

Approx 145 miles.

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