York­shire, the TT, Royal En­field deal­ers and the Niken con­tro­versy rum­bles on.


Oless donned Know­ing n a some­thing than sim­i­lar re-read­ing leathers per­fect my ex­pe­ri­ence like bik­ing Mike and con­di­tions this… took Har­ris’ buddies’ over my­self I the let­ter got aver­sion week­end. the into (Bike, bike the to April) out, York­shire It rid­ing went I had in Dales threat­en­ing road was (110 cov­ered miles). storm in The clouds cow weather bi-prod­uct cov­ered stayed Wens­ley­dale from dry farm al­though – the ve­hi­cles out and about. and there was a plethora of Sun­day driv­ers De­spite all this the ride, as usual, was bril­liant. The bike – Honda VTR1000 – ran like a dream and I had the broad­est smile all the way round the route. My mates of­ten say that I seem to know the roads well, but that’s not it. I just get out on my bike when ever pos­si­ble, learn­ing new routes and im­prov­ing my skills all at the same time. Just get out there and make the most of what you have. Steve Lee, email Too right Steve, with The Dales on your doorstep (though at 110 miles it’s a de­cent sized doorstep) your mates need a bet­ter ex­cuse than, ‘It’s a bit cloudy.’ And thanks for the re­minder that I need to get to York­shire again soon. But­ter­crambe to Mal­ton? Hut­ton-le-hole to Castle­ton? Masham to Ley­burn? Ays­garth to Grass­ing­ton? Ca­worth to Ulleskelf? I’d best re-read the Five great roads in York­shire from our Septem­ber 2017 is­sue. HW

Masham to Ley­burn

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