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.
|Sunday 20 April||09:00||WHAM Easter Sunday Run. Those of you who remember the ‘Not the Royal Wedding’ run will recognise this one. Starting at 09:30 from the OK Diner near Leominster, the ride takes in The Shropshire Hills through the Vale of Kerry, some of the best roads in Mid Wales and the spectacular Elan Valley. If you cant make it for the whole day why not just join us for Leg 1 to the Elan Valley Visitor Centre? (ETA 11:15). Please arrive at 09:00 to organise riding groups. Pillions very welcome!Download Route:
|Sunday 27 April||All Day||WHAM Rider Skills Day. Details here.|
|Weds 30 April||19:30||Natter night – Group riding – Details TBA|
|Sunday 4 May||09:00||Sunday ride to Old Mill Cafe, Chipping Norton (OX7 5LH). Arrives at the cafe around 11:15. Download route R05:|
|Sunday 11th May||09:00||Sunday ride to Bronllys Honey Cafe, Talgarth (LD3 OLH). Arrives at the cafe around 11:15. Download route R06:|
|Sunday 18th May||All Day||WHAM Day ride Den’s ‘Roof of Wales’ ride – Routes and details TBC|
|Sunday 25th May||09:00||Sunday ride to Crossgates Cafe (LD1 6RE). Arrives at the cafe around 11:15. Download route R08:|
|Weds 28 May||19:00||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 1:Download routes:|
|Sunday 22nd June||All Day||
WHAM Slow Riding Day 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 9:30 am prompt for the safety briefing. Coffee, tea, cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes will be provided for a small contribution.
|Saturday 28th June||pm||WHAM Family day – Pig roast at Sutton StNicholas, Details TBA.|
WHAM Goes South West.
Ali Lewis is organising a weekend away in the Quantock hill and surrounding area. Staying overnight on the 5th July at the Ralegh Cross Inn, routes and details TBA