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Yorkshire Section News July 2022

First up, we’ve had to reschedule a couple of the 1st Thursday Pub lunches; If you’re in luck you’ll either already know about, or could catch the first change which is this month’s; June 2nd to be precise, so it may all depend on the Journal deliveries. We’re not going up the dales, but down to the flatlands west of Hull, twixt Goole and Snaith, can’t get much flatter, but as a compensation its reet ‘big skies’ landscapes.  So, to the detail, we’re meeting at The Green Inn (www.thegreeninnrawcliffe.com ) in Rawcliffe, DN14 8QW. Just to put any climate crisis deniers at ease, the ‘Green’ simply refers to its location facing the village green, no hostility to leisure motorcyclists swanning around using the best unleaded money can buy. The second is in September going to the Bosville Arms (www.bosvillearms.co.uk ) YO25 4UB, which as the postcode suggests is in East Yorkshire, at Rudston, and is just a few yards from the Rudston Monolith, so a chance for some culture, (archaeology really, but less alliterative) to go with your chips. I seem to recall that this pub used to have loads of m/c memorabilia hanging up, but that was some quantum of years ago.

The April Pub lunch meet was a good one at the Crooked Billet, with a conservatory dedicated for the ‘gang’ of around 18 attending. All had a splendid lunch with all the usual chit-chat. Rumour has it that one couple scooted past, and had to turn around, despite seeing me pull into the pub car park. Perhaps they didn’t recognise me. No names of course.

I’m hoping to have a report for next month from Martin on the camping weekend at Bellingham. I’m intending to go up for the Saturday, a nice run out, maybe with an overnight locally. I can’t make the Friday; its ‘ageing hippy night’ ~ going to see Fairport Convention playing in Malton.

Speaking of camping, the ever-popular Vale of Pickering weekend is almost upon us, this is a good site with excellent facilities from 10th to 12th June. (www.valeofpickering.co.uk ). Don’t put the camping gear too far away, as you’ll be wanting it for the Kettlewell weekend 8th to 10th July. (www.kettlewellcamping.co.uk ). Fuller details of both events from Chris Rodgers (0113 257 9859)

Arrangements are underway for the Landranger Quest, see the outline in May’s Journal, and full details next month. It’ll be on the 30th July, the ‘extra’ 5th Saturday.

Finally, two non-BMW events but must be of interest; Aire Valley Classic m/c club’s BIG BIKE Sunday ~ June 26th Skipton Auction Mart; BD23 1UD. Cheap as chips at £3; 11am to 3pm. Profits to Sue Ryder (Wikipedia says: - Sue Ryder is a British palliative, neurological and bereavement support charity based in the United Kingdom.) and Yorkshire Air Ambulance, so not just a great day out, but one where there are valuable beneficiaries.

Secondly, but quite a bit further afield is at Crich, the National Tramway Museum’s Classic M/c day; Sunday 3rd July at the Museum. DE4 5DP (www.tramway.co.uk ).and.as their blurb says.“Come along and enjoy an amazing display of over 200 classic motorcycles, built prior to October 1997, and take a trip on a vintage tram.”

However, now we’re out and about again; Stay safe by riding carefully. Keep in that ‘Yellow’ or ‘Orange’ zone, and above all watch out for the numpties out there.

James Ingham.

 

 


 

 

 

 

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