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Yorkshire Section News for the Journal; March 2019

At last, its March, start of the new riding season, new ‘19’ reg bikes, balmier weather I hope, and time to get the trusty steed out of its winter hibernation, if it’s not already been dragged out, cleaned, checked over, filled with best quality juice, and ready to go, ……… go for it!

It’s March and we’ve said goodbye to the Ignition Café in Anlaby Common, also known as Hull, and the 2nd Saturday café meet is now at the Waterwheel Café, Howden ( ). Only snag is that we may be double booked with the local Ford Mustang Club who are also meeting at 11:00. So either get there around 11am, mix it with the Mustangs, or dawdle until around 12ish. Either way, we’ll see you there, I hope.

Bookings are coming in thick’n’fast for our fabulous Whitby Weekender; in the Royal Hotel, 5th to 8th April, and as a bonus the “Alpine” will take place on Sunday 7th April. So what’s an “Alpine”, when it’s at home……….well it’s a fab self-guided treasure hunt style wander around the Moors, and Coast finding a set of locations (Sat nav waypoints and grid references provided in advance for route planning) and answering easy questions. Maybe even small prizes too, what’s not to like, it is after all, a jolly good reason for a ride out. Details from the usual sources.

At the time of writing still a couple of rooms available in the Hotel too, if you fancy a spring visit to Dracula’s home call Piers pdq (that’s pretty darn quickly).

The arrival of spring, means only one thing to a regular group of riders/diners; Peter’s 1st Thursday pub lunches are back! The 1st outing is on 7th March, naturally the weather will be great, and it’s at the Millstones & Mill; Skipton Rd. Felliscliffe, Harrogate HG3 2LT. See you there too…………

I have a confession to make, a couple of months ago I bewailed the small snag in the otherwise beautiful R1200RS, namely the speedometer and the tiny gaps between the numbers, especially in the crucial 30-50 zone. Well I was in my local dealership making the same observation and was politely taken to their demonstrator and shown that the rectangular ‘info’ block can be switched to show speeds in digital format, big bold, and clear. Oh dearie me, what a plonker so I eat my words, and to compound my misery was also shown that the NavVI (other sat nav are available!) can be set to show speeds too. What can I say?

Don’t forget; April is the National AGM; your chance to quiz the ‘top table’ and find out how the club ticks. So if you’ve something that you think should be done differently, maybe even better, come along and have your say, talk directly to the ‘movers & shakers’ of the Club. If you can’t get there, tell the Section National Committee rep and he’ll take it up for you.

Finally not forgetting that in May, we have a new venue a camping weekend in the Vale of Pickering Campsite ( ), an award winning campsite located in Allerston,YO18 7PQ. Just to be clear; this camping event is replacing our popular Black Bull (nr. Pickering) camping which we’ve held a number of times. See the Advert for details.

Oh, and even more finally, if you’re going up to Gretna for the Scottish Section weekend, don’t forget that hippie favourite; the Garden of Cosmic Speculation; open 1 day only Sunday 5th May. Warning, based on last year it gets mega busy and only opens from 11:00am with last entry at 4:30pm.

James Ingham 07711 659 373

Assistant to the Social Secretary

(Piers Kurrein. 07866 622 196)






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