Sunday 28th May – Ride – Tan Hill Run

Plan is to meet at 9:00 hours on Sunday for a 9:30 set off from Heddon on the wall service station. Ride to Middleton in Teasdale for a cuppa (around 1030 ish) then onto Hawes for lunch (an hour for lunch). From there onto Tan Hill before setting off towards home.

The ride will end around Chester Le Street, to allow people to peel off homewards. Sat nav file is now available from Keith Pattison via email. or this link: – Tan Hill Run.


Summer Camp Clennell Hall update

Hello all, those already booked and those still mulling it over.

There is one double room available in the Hall for Friday and Saturday nights of the August bank holiday weekend. Plenty of camping space. Lou Ross band confirmed for the Saturday evening when we will be having a hog roast and a pint after a medium sized ride in the Northumberland countryside.

On the Sunday we will go for a longer ride before returning for a Chili and some mystery activity in the Crypt of the hall. Please let us know if any special dietary requirements.

There will be some awards for planned and random things occurring, no doubt. The garage/ shop at Thropton a few miles away is now open which is superb news for campers and those with big appetites and  small fuel tanks.

Will see many of you this weekend at the Dapper Social / Distinguished Gentlemans Ride / Tyne Bank Brewery. Still time for that too – eventbrite for tickets. Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help set up and marshall – great effort on this new venture

Café Amblers: Sunday May 14th ‘Tyne and Tyne Again’:

Please Note that we will all now meet at the Derwenthaugh car park at 10am for a 10.30am start

Lunch at the Beresford Arms, Whalton.  The Beresford Arms is expecting us, they will be serving a full menu

10.00am meet for 10.30am departure ALL Members meet Derwenthaugh Car Park. A694 (South of the Tyne)

11.30 am Stanhope Coffee Break

12.00pm Set off via Edmundbyers, Blanchland, Hexham.

1.00pm Riverside Café Chollerford NE46 4EW for brief stop & Coffee break

2.15pm Beresford Arms Whalton LUNCH stop and End of Run

Dapper Social Weekender, Saturday May 20th and Sunday May 21st: Event plan and all traders and stands

Not long to go now and I am delighted to announce the full line up of traders and stands for the Saturday and Sunday

  • Triumph Newcastle
  • Saddlecraft
  • Triumph Owners Club North East (TOMCC)
  • BMW Owners
  • Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists (NAM)
  • Prostate Cancer Research
  • Chuchos
  • Made Taylor Coffee
  • Kara Chambers – Northside Tattooz (Sat & Sun)
  • Chris – Rebellion Studio Barber (Sat & Sun)
  • Master Debonair (Sat & Sun)
  • NE Beef (Sat & Sun)
  • Lou Ross Band (Sat & Sun)

Over to you all now, if you haven’t got your Weekender ticket yet then what are you waiting for? If you have a ticket then invite a friend, family member, work colleague! Let’s make it a weekend to remember, with all monies raised going to the DGR charities.