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Does anyone know of a suitable spot for a dawn meet to watch the sun come up and then ride out for breakfast at a suitable cafe.

A historic site with free, legal access and sensible parking for motorcycles?

As its midweek this may not be possible for most but it can't hurt to ask the question?

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Strom67 @ 30/05/2022 11:29  

Dunno about sensible parking, but what about;

🦇Whitby Abbey
🌅Saltwick Bay (about a mile away from Whitby).

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Lindsay @ 30/05/2022 12:19  

I said historic not spooky
🤣🤣🤣

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Strom67 @ 30/05/2022 14:40  

Much as I love the idea it all hinges on getting up, dressed, coffee'd, and out somewhere suitably exotic by 5:15am.
Difficult, very, very difficult 😄
I might make an attempt and get somewhere local and post a pic of two.
The stupid thing is I have no trouble getting up and out on the mountain bike by stupid o'clock

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Steve_H @ 30/05/2022 14:55  

Bit away from you Strom. Not sure where you would like to do this.

Here goes a lovely favourite spot of mine is the viewing point and memorial at Oliver's Mount (racetrack) Scarborough. Great view over the town especially with a slight morning mist breaking into glorious sunshine.

iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/2767

For the cafe there's also a cafe next to the memorial.

oliversonthemount.co.uk/

Or you could ride about 7 mile out of Scarborough to the bikers stop gmec for breakfast.

gmecmotorcycles.co.uk/

Not sure about parking at the memorial at Oliver's Mount but I'm sure there is somewhere? Possibly by the cafe.

By the way Lindsay's suggestion is a good one too and another of my favourite spots on the east coast of Yorkshire.


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yorkie mick @ 30/05/2022 15:31  

I was thinking of Stone circles in Derbyshire but I guess we might have to look out for Druids 🤔

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Strom67 @ 30/05/2022 16:33  

Whitby isn't spooky, you wimp Strom!

Its a really great location for sunrise. High point, looking out to sea.

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Lindsay @ 30/05/2022 17:07  

I take your point Lindsay, although it is a 400 mile round trip for me 🙄

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Strom67 @ 30/05/2022 18:10  

My only other suggestion is even farther North, but should be a great view point..

Tan Hill Inn, sorry it's not a historic monument, but it is old (ish!)

Most of the picturesque places will be flooded with Morrismen n women, waving their ribbons and jangling their bells, whilst banging their sticks.

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Lindsay @ 30/05/2022 18:14  

You are probably right Lindsay... That's the trouble with living where I do, I have to travel 100 miles to find enough people to participate in anything... And they all want to head further north🤣

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Strom67 @ 30/05/2022 19:06  

Good sunrise in Durness. Well worth the effort. Even for coco mountain cafe lol. Great campsite too.

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dannyacer @ 31/05/2022 00:08  

Thanks Danny, that's a 1202 mile round trip for me 🙄

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Strom67 @ 31/05/2022 06:44  

You may make it time for midsummer Strom 😂😃

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yorkie mick @ 31/05/2022 12:37  

You cud allways do stonehendge

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havfun @ 31/05/2022 20:48  

Watford Gap...?? 🤪

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TheSlasher @ 31/05/2022 21:04  

Well I am a member of English Heritage Norms but it will be packed...
Watford Gap???
There's always Anderby Creek? East facing, free parking and a café on site...Historic in the sense that we've been there before!!!

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Strom67 @ 31/05/2022 21:05  

Theres a druids temple nr irton
Lord of manor had it built to keep the work force bizzy back in 1800ds when work was scarce

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havfun @ 31/05/2022 21:07  

Nice one Norms, didn't know it existed👋

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Strom67 @ 31/05/2022 23:10  

Norms is that the one near Masham?

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Lindsay @ 01/06/2022 09:10  

Or just dance naked round the garden. That'll sort the neighbours lol

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dannyacer @ 01/06/2022 21:09  

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