Quaker Run 2019
The Quaker weekend this year comprised two social runs on Friday 17th May and Saturday 18th, with the Quaker run on Sunday 20th.
The Friday run lead by Brian Smith with 10 riders on a fine day over the Yorkshire moors with a coffee stop at Danby and lunch stop at the Feversham Arms, Farndale.
The Saturday run started wet but cleared up a bit later with a coffee stop at Middleton in Teesdale, then over towards Brough passing Selset Reservoir and on to Tan Hill Inn for more refreshments, followed by a short run via Silver Hill to the Farmers Arms at Muker - yet more refreshments. By this time the rain had started again, causing two sensible rider to head for home.
The Quaker run on Sunday organised by Dave and Martin Porteous was a much better day - sunshine. Starting with the usual round of questions 54 (I think) riders set off from the Cricket Club to reach Masham for the lunch stop, then the return route back via Leyburn etc to the cricket club for light refreshments.
Results are here
Winners are here
More photos by Dave Allison are here
Photos by Gary Catterick are here
Anniversary Run 2019
Some of the brave few who ventured to the start at Manfield. It appears that Paul has fallen asleep, maybe due to Brian's scintillating conversation
Unusually the run this year arrived on a fairly soggy day which had been forcasted as horredous by the Met office, which accounts for the low entry turnout. We normally have a few from the Northumbrian section who tend to wait to see if it's fine on the day, but none arrived. As it turned out it was not quite as bad as forcasted but still required full waterproofs.
So after simple questions on road signs from Linda (some need revision reading on the Highway Code) eight riders plus me & Linda set off from the Crown at Manfield to Masham for the first checkpoint and coffee break with easy questions from Dave Allison and Steve Hodgson.
Dave was a hero for turning up as he had spent several hours in A&E during the early hours of Sunday morning after a vist to the NYMR war weekend on Saturday where he had got some grit in his eye from one of the steam trains. - Thanks Dave
After refreshments and a bit of drying out we set off again less Terry on his Harley who must have retired. The route took us through small villages, Grewelthorpe, Kirby Malzeard, past Brimham Rocks, around Pateley Bridge, Appletreewick and on to Burnsall, a vey pleasant village to sit by the River Warfe, but not today, for the lunch stop and more questions from Steve.
After lunch it had actually stopped raining (more or less) so off we went back to the start via Conistone, Kettlewell, over Park Rash in to Coverdale (always a good run) through Leyburn, Richmond & Manfield.
John Robinson, who had been having overheating problems all day returned in the breakdown van driven by Tom Norman, who got a surprise second passenger with Dave Porteous's Triumph which had been running perfectly all day, refused to start after the finish. However he tells me that after an hour in the garage after returning home it started and ran ok. British bikes and water - again!!
Thanks to all who turned up
Marshals: Dave Allison, Steve Hodgson, Linda
Breakdown: Tom Norman
Results are Here