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.
|Weds 26th August||09:00||WHAM Evening ride and Natter Night. Join us for a ride to the Falcon in Bromyard. Leaves the start points (Hereford or Worcester) at 19:00, arrives at the Falcon at around 20:15. Please arrive in time to organise riding groups. All members very welcome. Cant make the ride-out? Then please join us for a chat and drink at the Falcon. Download evening route 4:Download routes:|
|Sunday 30th August||09:00||Sunday ride to Crossgates Cafe (LD1 6RE).Arrives at the cafe around 11:00. Download route R08:|
|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 past the Raleigh Cross and home via Sedgemoor Services Northbound.
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!
NOTE: For those who are travelling down on the Friday we will be meeting at Route46 near Evesham at 10:00 am and taking the scenic route through Cheddar Gorge, see Friday’s route on the GPS downloads below.
|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.
|Friday 25th to Monday 28th Sept||WW1 Battlefields visit. Due to the enormous amount of interest in Battlefield trips to Belgium and Ypres over the next five years Del Britton is planning a trip to the First World War Battlefields trip in September 2015.It is intended to take the 0950hrs Eurotunnel train from Folkestone to Calais on Friday the 25th Sept 2015; returning on Monday 28th on the 1350hrs train.Some of us will travel down to Folkestone on Thursday 24th and stay over at the Holiday Inn Express Folkestone Cheriton High St CT18 8AN phone 01303298450.The RV will be at the V2 Rocket site (timings tbc) at La Coupole spending around three hours there before riding to the Town of Ypres from where, over the next two days visit Battlefield sites such as:
Passchendaele museum, Vimmy Ridge, Newfoundland (Canadian) War memorial, Hooge Crater, Tyne-Cot British Military Cemetery which contains 11,954 graves of which 70% are marked as unknown, British Thiepval Memorial naming 73,357 names of missing officers and men of the British Army, the French National Cemetery Military of Nortre Dame de Lorette where there are 20,000 individual tombs and 22,970 bones of unknown soldiers lay.
Each evening it is intended to show our respects at the Menin Gate where the last post is played each evening from there go for a few beers in memory of the fallen.
Individuals who are interested in coming will have to book their own accommodation in Ypres itself, as all the main Hotels are fully booked. Eurotunnel tickets will also have to be purchased by individuals.
Those who can confirm they will be on the trip please email me on ([email protected]) in order that I can include you on further information nearer the time.