Absent Friends

Some years ago an Ixie called Paul suggested a late September weekend's camping at a rather splendid North Yorkshire pub he knew.

Lots of Ixies went and a Jolly Good Time was had - such a good time, in fact, that a repeat performance was scheduled for the following year.

But before the year was out he had a crash on his motorcycle and died.

He was the first but hasn't been the last :-((

Now every year we meet for a weekend to celebrate Absent Friends in an atmosphere of good food, beer, and converstaion. Some of us who still ride bikes go for an end of the season ride together in the Yorkshire countryside, others visit local places of interest; most of use will drink tea and eat cake at some time during the day.

Over the years we've met at different venues, always in Yorkshire. We met for a few years, until 2015, at Beck Hall, Malham. This year (2017) we will meet at the Green Dragon at Hardraw