June 2018



Club Night

Sue Wood finally made it to a meeting, after two false starts. The talk was still worthwhile even if it has been a while since ‘The Grand Depart’.

The showing of the presentation which brought the Tour de France to Yorkshire has not been seen by many and

certainly showcased our beautiful county.  It is surprising the amount of work needed by the parks department to facilitate a successful event.


Little Ouseburn

A number of members enjoyed this event in the sunshine. Many went home with new additions for their gardens. 

There were fewer gardens on display but some new ones to admire.



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Pub Night

At the May evening outing we re-visited the Royal Oak restaurant at Dacre Banks on a summery evening.

Diners managed to circumvent the numerous road-works sent to test ones spatial awareness and enjoyed dinner.

Thank you to hosts Steve and Anna, especially for catering for a couple of guests who had to depart early for family reasons.

They look forward to welcoming us again.                                              

Ann Kent


Club Run

Twenty Three members in 12 cars met on a gloriously sunny morning at the Masons Arms at

Hopperton for coffee and biscuits before a leisurely 54 mile drive on ‘B’ or unclassified roads, apart from 4 miles on ‘A’ roads.

The route took us over Aldwark Toll Bridge and across country to Sheriff Hutton before heading North through Hovingham

to join the A170 for the 3 miles through Kirkbymoorside and then back onto ‘B’ roads to Hutton-le-Hole.

The route then took us over Spaunton Moor with some tremendous views before descending the ex hill-climb

course to Rosedale Abbey.

The run finished with another climb out of the village onto Rosedale Moor for a six mile loop over the moor,

with again spectacular views, to an excellent meal at the remote Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge.

Thanks to Victor and Elaine for the run and write up.



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Harrogate MG 2018

The rota is available, please sign up or let George know your preferred days, tasks and times. 0113 2551785 or susanp543f@gmail.com.

If members could spare more than two hours on the Sunday it would be very appreciated.

Request for Tombola prizes from Sue and Dave Abbott and we will have the usual ‘book’ stall (including other bits and pieces)


The after show meal will be at The Crown in Pateley Bridge. It has new owners, from Wildings café,

and they request a single cheque as payment.

This means we will be collecting money before the event.

If you want a meal please let Roger Illingworth know with your menu choices 0113 2401714

Steak & Ale Pie             Sticky toffee pudding

Belly pork roast             Lemon Cheesecake

Fish pie                         Fruit & ice-cream

Tea/coffee/mints  £16 per person (two courses)

The Morris Minor group have thrown down the challenge of rocker-box racing, for more details talk to David Griffiths or Brian Perry.