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.
|Sunday 17th May||All Day||WHAM 2015 Rider Skills Day Click here for more information.|
|Sunday 24th May||09:00||Sunday ride to Bronllys Honey Cafe, Talgarth (LD3 OLH). Arrives at the cafe around 11:00.Download route R03:|
|Wednesday 27th May||18:30||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:
|Sunday 31st May||09:00||Sunday ride to Harry Tuffins, Craven Arms (SY7 9PY).Arrives at the cafe around 11:00. Download route R01:|
|Sunday 7th June||09:00||Sunday ride to Queenswood Cafe, Hope-Under-Dinmore (HR6 0PY).Arrives at the cafe around 11:10. Download route R02:|
|Sunday 14th June||All Day||WHAM Day Out – Welsh Railways. Starting at the OK Diner in Leominster (please fill your fuel tank here), this route wends its way through the familiar Shropshire Hills to the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway cafe for our first coffee stop.
We then skirt Lake Vyrnwy and Bala riding some of North Wales’ best roads through Snowdonia (watch your speed!) to the Tan-y-Bwlch Café on the Porthmadoc to Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway.
The ride back follows a similar route to the ride out (it seems totally different this way round..!) until we get to Penybontfawr where we head for Welshpool and the Old Wheelwrights Cafe (no railway connection here I’m afraid, just a decent cup of tea) for our final stop of the day.
From Leominster to the last stop is a total of 197 miles so its a full day out. If you cant make it for the whole day then you are very welcome to join us for just part of the route.
|Sunday 28th 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 9am prompt for the safety briefing. Coffee, tea, cold drinks, sandwiches and cakes will be provided for a small contribution.
||Saturday July 11th||All Day||
Callum Rees is organising WHAM’s participation in the IAM Homecoming event on Saturday 11th July.
The venue is the iconic National Motorcycle Museum, located off Junction 6 of the M42 (Sat Nav : B92 0EJ). An essential “bucket list” item for any motorcycle rider.
Specific details about the itinerary are soon to be circulated by the IAM, so at this early stage it can be safely assumed to treat it as a full day, especially with the below offerings.
The IAM are cramming as much as possible into the day, all for just £10 per person. There current schedule includes:
The IAM are hoping to arrange 5 official ride-ins to the venue. If the route is not logistically feasible for our Group, (or too boring!), Callum Rees has already drafted a scenic / better roads route, and will amend as necessary to accommodate the locations of WHAM Members attending, so we can ride in together.
Dedicated parking area.
If WHAM can get at least 10 members booked for the day, we get a dedicated parking area, where we can showcase our Group.
Slow Riding Challenge.
Best Bike Competition.
Assessments, Masters & IMI Tasters.
Examiners and Observers on hand to offer Demo Rides and answer questions.
Food and Drink available.
Trade / Partner Stands.
FREE Museum entry (normally £8.95).
Undoubtedly not as good as Tony’s!
Have your photograph taken next to some of the legendary bikes on display.
Riding Legends (to be confirmed):
Steve Plater (Host)
Times and content amendments by the IAM will be circulated as soon as Callum is advised. To confirm your place, please contact Callum Rees as soon as possible.
Let’s put WHAM on the IAM map!
Call / Text : 07947 509 913.
|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.