Sunday rides: Unless indicated below, there is a WHAM ride every Sunday from our Worcester and Hereford start points. All full members are very welcome to join us, just show up half an hour before the planned departure time (9 am in summer time, 9:30 am winter time) and we’ll make sure you are allocated to a suitable riding group (we try to match pace and there is no pressure to ‘keep up’).
Our ride-outs are a chance to get together with other club members and move your riding on to the next level, there are usually experienced Observers on hand to give advice. We understand the problems that can arise from large groups and therefore limit groups to an average of 4 riders and use a system that enables everyone to ride at their own pace without being left behind. Just fancy a Sunday ride out on your own but don’t know where to go? Why not meet us at the cafe stop, approximate arrival times (and postcodes for your satnav) are posted below.
Note: Associate members please get your observer’s authority for Sunday rides other than the “First-Sunday-of-the-month”. Associate members and prospective members should make themselves known to a committee member if they wish to have an observed ride. Please see WHAM’s full ride-out policy here.
Please arrive at the start point with a full tank of fuel. _____________________________________________________________
You are deemed to be in control of your machine at all times. Anyone taking part in our group rides is expected to comply with road traffic regulations.
Note: The routes below change from time to time as we adapt them for local road conditions, closures etc (and when we find better bends!). So, please ensure you download the route each week and don’t always rely on an older copy.
Note: For Garmin Zumo 390LM and 590LM users. Please make sure you set all of the waypoints on the route to shaping points.
To do this, double click on the route in Mapsource and right click on any waypoint that is not marked “won’t alert” and set it to “Don’t alert on arrival”. This should stop the GPS sending you round in circles if you fail to precisely cross the waypoint.
|Sunday 2nd August||09:00||Sunday ride to the Old Mill Cafe, Chipping Norton (OX7 5LH).Arrives at the cafe around 11:15. Download route R05:|
|Sunday 9th August||08:30||WHAM Day Out. - Welsh Lakes run. Starts at the OK Diner in Leominster and takes us through the Shropshire Hills over Kerry and Llandiloes then to the Red Kite Kiosk at Llyn Clywedog for our breakfast stop.
We then take some great mountain roads up to Lake Bala and over the top to Lake Vyrnwy. Our second stop is at the visitor centre on the Eastern end of Vyrnwy.
The last leg takes us through Montgomery and Bishops Castle to our final stop at the Tea Pot cafe near Mortimers Cross.
Please arrive at Leominster at 08:30 ready for staged departure at 09:00.
|Sunday 16th August||
WHAM Slow Riding Day
Rearranged for the third time… please pray for dry weather!
Our most popular training day of the year – held once again at Throckmorton Airfield near Pershore and organised by Dennis Osborne.
A must for Associates and recommended for full members, especially those who have recently passed their test. Slow riding is an important skill and our Slow Riding day gives Members a chance to practice in a safe environment and have fun at the same time.
There will be a slalom course, figure-of-eights and Den’s famous obstacle course. The afternoon session will up the pace with a chance to practice emergency braking on the runway.
This is an all day event, please arrive at 9am prompt for the safety briefing. Coffee, tea, cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes will be provided for a small contribution.
|Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September||All Weekend||WHAM Exmoor weekend away -Following last year’s highly successful trip to Exmoor, Ali Lewis has block booked the Ralegh’s Cross Inn again for the night of Saturday 5th September.The plan is the same as last year, meet at Sedgemoor Services on the M5 Southbound at 10:00 am for a 10:30 departure. The route then goes past the Ralegh’s Cross (drop off luggage) then arrives in Lynmouth for fish and chips on the sea front. After lunch we take a short but excellent ride over Exmoor back to the hotel for the evening.Sunday is a great route around the best roads Devon and Somerset can offer then back down Porlock Hill and home.To book your place please contact the Ralegh’s Cross Inn on 01984 640343. Rooms are reserved under ‘WHAM’ so make sure you mention us when booking. First come first served so get in quickly!Routes to follow.|
|Friday 11th September||TBA||Speedway Take 2.Following on WHAM’s initiation into the world of Speedway last year there has been a lot of interest in a second event.Ride n Slide are again offering an introductory day at Coventry on Friday 11th September.
The day is suitable for all levels of ability, even if you’ve never been on a Speedway machine before. Ride n Slide provide all the protective riding kit and the Speedways bikes too. There are 125cc, 350cc and 500cc machines available as well as an enthusiastic and capable team of instructors.
The experience day gives you a full flavour of what Speedway is all about from controlling the bike on the throttle (no brakes!), learning to slide the bike through the corners and experiencing gate starts.
WHAM has a provisional booking on ten places and the price remains the same at £202.50 per rider.Contact Derek on 07791 102 218 to reserve your place.