MG RV8 Yorkshire Tour April 19th 2015
A rather rare sight in the square at Helmsley not the usual motorcycle gathering, but fourteen RV8’s parked up whilst their crews had morning coffee at the Feathers Hotel.
The cars then departed on the eighty mile tour first heading east before taking the turning signed Harome with its thatched roofs this was the first of many picturesque villages we would be passing through today, the route continued on past Nunnington Hall through Hovingham, Bransby, passing Newburgh Priory into the centre of Coxwold were we made a right turn towards Byland and Wass passing the ruins of Byland Abbey before heading up Wass Bank quite a steep narrow climb but hardly noticeable in an RV8, a left turn at the top onto the A170 before turning off for Scawton and Rievaulx where we made a short stop at the Abbey ruins.
After Rievaulx the navigators could relax for the next ten miles as our next instruction was at Chop Gate (pronounced Chop Yat) just past the Buck Inn we made a left turn onto an unclassified road taking us amid the Cleveland Hills, stopping at Lord Stone’s Café and Country Park where once again RV8’s took precedence in the carpark.
Continuing on from Lord Stone’s through Carlton-in-Cleveland, Gt Busby, Kirkby and onto Glaisdale passing the historic Beggars Bridge towards our final destination the White Horse Farm Inn at Rosedale.
The weather was fine and sunny if a little cold with the top down the views were magnificent.
Thanks from all the participants to Stuart & Irene Mumby for taking the time to organise a day that we all enjoyed