The meeting point has changed from last year and the run will this year be led by Ben Wheble. Those who can will meet for the run into Whitby on the Friday to hopefully give everyone the chance to join us from anywhere and give us a little more time to do the many great routes this area has to offer. However if you can only join us for one or two days, please feel free to do so at any meeting point. As Ben Wheble will be leading this run you will need to book your own accommodation at Whitby for the night of Friday 21st and at Hawes for Sat 22nd September. Both towns have many Hotels, B&Bs etc. plus there are YHA and camping options for those more hardy types. Some establishments are reluctant to book a single night so book what you can if you see something. Also there is often space at the YHA's in both Whitby & Hawes with some choosing to stay there along with Boggle Hole & Ingleton a bit further away if the more local ones are full. This event is one of the highlights of the BTBC calendar. The roads we use are amongst the best in the country with little traffic and few revenue boxes. So, put this date in your diaries and join us for the big north ride.
Day 1 Meeting at Wetherby Services A1(M) on Friday 21st September
@1200 (earlier if you want lunch) for 12:30 departure. (LS223GT, N53
56.861 W001 22.131). The afternoon sees us pass through the lower Yorkshire
Dales across to the North York Moors with an ETA in Whitby of around 17:30.
We will be getting together for the traditional Fish supper and drinks around
19:00, meeting at The Dolphin Hotel, Whitby YO22 4BG, on the south side of the
harbour, just next to the old swing bridge (tie up with Ben on 07787852539).
Day 2 Meeting place will be Whitby Railway Station on Sat. 24th
September @09:00 leaving at 09.30. The Whistle Stop Tea Rooms open will
be open earlier for breakfasts etc so please arrive accordingly - and fully
fuelled. (YO211YN, GPS co-ord. N54 29.115' W 00 36.899'). We will take in as
many B roads and lesser as poss. thro N.York Moors and further into the North
Pennines before heading south to arrive Hawes approx. 18:00. Meet up in the
evening will be 19:30ish in The Fountain Hotel on the High Street for meal and
Day 3 Meeting in the Station Yard, Hawes @ 09.15 for a 09.30
departure. (DL8 3NT,N54 18.263' W002 11.596'). Todays route takes us through
the Yorkshire dales, across towards Carlisle then thro the lake District to
arrive Lancaster (near to M6Junc 33) at about 16:00