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NOTE - All timings liable to change at last moment - or at my whim  :whistle:


Friday Evening
Free-for-all / have food and a little beer in one of the many pubs in Hawes.


Saturday Rideout
Meet @ 09:00 latest, in the old Station Yard car park where Dales Countryside Museum is. HERE.

On the ride-out we will be employing the "Second Man Drop-off System".
This has worked well on all past NVM ride-outs and no-one has got lost (so-far).
See separate post below - PLEASE READ  :211: :211:

For those who want to join us for the afternoon part of the ride. i.e. if you don't make it in the morning for Geoff's sparrow fart’s departure time  :016: , we intend to arrive at Leyburn for Lunch about 12:00.

In Leyburn we will be parking up in the FREE dedicated Motorcycle Bays (holds ~20 bikes) in the Harmby Road carpark, which is accessed alongside "The Golden Lion".

Lyn (Geoff’s better ½) will be in attendance for the duration of our stay, which will enable people to leave some of their kit with the bikes. After consulting the council, Geoff has had it confirmed that bikes parked outside the bike section, but inside a marked car bay will also do so free of charge.  :028:
We will be leaving Leyburn at 13:15 sharp for the afternoon run.  :biker1:


Saturday evening.
Have food / get pished (not necessarily in that order) and have a good time  :138:
22:30 ish  :notsure: - Presentation of the "STRAP-ON" award in a suitable pub  :33:


Sunday
Get chucked out of accommodation and wobble back home / to your next destination  :lostit:


Regards

Richard & Geoff.


PS - More to follow – and if you have any comments, please make them in the “General NVM Discussion” thread  :107:

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Re: Proposed NVM weekend Schedule and Other important information
« Reply #1 on: Apr 29, 2019, 04:25 PM »
2nd Man Drop-off System for Group Riding.

This is popular with groups going on long rides.

Understanding the system is important, as every rider needs to do his or her part to avoid anyone getting lost.

One rider, the leader, will stay at the front and is responsible for navigating the route.
Another rider(s), Tail End Charlie(s), will stay at the back in last position.
These are the only riders who maintain their position in the group.
At every junction where the route deviates off the current road, the rider immediately behind the leader will be indicated to stops and he marks the junction and indicates the route which the other members of the group should follow. Remember - Stop in a prominent BUT SAFE position
All other riders pass the marker except 'Tail End Charlie'.
The marker then re-joins the group in front of 'Tail End Charlie'.

This approach involves the entire group and the marker gets rotated from front to back and naturally moves up to the front again. The method works provided everyone makes clear, safe markings and doesn't forget they are in the No.2 position, when it is their turn to mark the next junction.

Nobody other than 'Tail End Charlie' is allowed to ride last for any reason whatever.
If you want to leave the group you should pull in to the left in a safe, visible position and wave other riders past. When '' arrives, he will stop and you can then inform him/her that you are leaving the group and why.

Some important points:

1.   Please arrive with a full tank of petrol and an empty bladder.

2.   Petrol stops will be determined on the lowest tank range of participants. You are advised to fill up at these stops.

3.   The leader and “Tail End Charlie” will wear some kind of distinctive Hi-Viz vest.

4.   The “Tail End Charlie” will be made known to all at the start of the ride and at the recommencement of the ride after the lunch break.

5.   A roundabout should be marked by parking in a safe visible position on the exit road.

6.   When going straight through at a crossroads where you don't have right of way you may mark it if you wish. The default action in such a case is to continue straight through. Therefore, if there is no marker when you arrive at the junction, you should proceed straight on. If we do decide to mark such a junction we will do so by parking in a safe visible position on the far side of the crossroads.

7.   When you are marking a junction, make sure you park in a position not to obstruct any other road users. Do not worry if someone ignores you directions, as this may be another bike out for a Saturday ride.

8.   If necessary point in the direction that riders arriving at the junction should proceed in

9.   There is no need when using the drop off system to keep the rider behind in your mirrors.

10.   There is no need to play catch-up. With the drop off system there will be a marker waiting for you at the next junction.

11.   Everyone should keep a safe distance behind the rider in front. Tail gating and racing is frowned on.

12.   To avoid unscheduled stops and to be safe, please make sure all luggage carried on your machine is secured safely before starting.

13.   When you are the marker, wait for Tail End Charlie to arrive, even if this takes a long time. There may be a breakdown further back, which you are unaware of. If necessary switch off your engine. If you leave your position everyone behind will suffer and the run will fall apart.

14.   If you are unsure as to whether you should mark a junction, then mark it anyway. It is better to mark a junction that doesn't need marking than not to mark one that does.

15.   Ride your own ride, don't allow yourself to be pulled or pushed along (no racing).

16.   Enjoy yourself at your own pace.
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Re: Proposed NVM weekend Schedule and Other important information
« Reply #2 on: Apr 29, 2019, 04:32 PM »
Eating & Drinking

There are 3 main pubs in the centre of Hawes and are within 50 yards of each other.
The Crown Hotel, The Board Inn and The Fountain Hotel.

All do great food, with proper Yorkshire Dales helpings and have seating / tables at the front outside.
There is also just down the road opposite each other “The Chippie”, and the “Penny Garth Café” which do pizzas. There are also numerous other small coffee shops, and a couple of dubious Asian style takeaways.
From what I can see from the internet most Hawes pubs stop serving food ~20:30, so don’t leave it too late.

Petrol

If everyone makes sure that they leave Hawes with a full tank there should be no need for a half distance refuel. There is only one very small community run petrol station in Hawes (2 pumps), with limited attended opening times (09:00 to 17:00) but petrol via Debit/Credit card is available 24/7 - Dale Head Community Garage, Hawes. So we suggest you fill up once you reach Hawes the night before.

The morning Saturday Rideout section is little more than 70 miles and the afternoon 80 miles, so it is highly unlikely that any Versys’ will need a re-fuel.

However, if the inferior (Traitor) bikes need petrol, the fuel station is just a few hundred yards down the road from the centre of Leyburn, on the junction of A684 and A6108 – HERE
We suggest you fill up before you park up for lunch.



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Re: Proposed NVM weekend Schedule and Other important information
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 10:44 PM »
That's me sorted for food beer and go juice, nice one TM Yee bloody legend.. pint on me when we catch up
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