Programme

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.

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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.

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Note: Please find some guidelines for the downloading and configuration of routes, Garmin and Basecamp here.

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August 2016

There's a chance you may spot one of these on our August day ride..

There’s a chance you may spot one of these on our August day ride..

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Evening Ride 4. Click for Map..

Wednesday 31st August  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 4:

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September 2016

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Sunday 4th September 09:00 WHAM Day Ride – Brecon Beacons.  

July’s day out was so good that we are doing it all over again, except in reverse..

Starting at McDonalds in Hereford we head south towards Monmouth and take the B4347 through Skenfrith and on to Abergavenney. From Abergavenny we cross the Brecons to the Honey Cafe at Bronnlys (LD3 OLH).

Leg 2 follows the Wye Valley up to Builth Wells then returns down the brilliant B4520 to Brecon and back over the Beacons to the Steel Horse Cafe for afternoon tea.

Leg 3 returns to Hereford via Chepstow, the road to Chepstow is much better this way round so its worth sticking with the route.

Dowload Routes:

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Sunday 11th September 09:00 Sunday ride to Crossgates Cafe (LD1 6RE).

Arrives at the cafe around 11:00. Download route R08:

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Sunday 18th September 09:00 Sunday ride to Harry Tuffins, Churchstoke (SY15 6AR).

Arrives at the cafe around 11:00. Download route R10:

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Sunday 25th September 09:00 Sunday Ride to Shobdon Airfield Cafe.

Arrives at the cafe around 10:30. Download Route 20:

 

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Wednesday 28th September 19:30 WHAM Natter Night. The summer rides are over for 2016 but don’t despair, WHAM Natter Nights are back!

We kick off with a talk about Motorcycle dynamics from Derek McMullan….

Tyres, Weight and Steering – get a grip!

 We all know they’re important but how do these all work together?  Performance cars have big tyres, performance bikes tyres are not big at all – why not?  There’s lots of talk about contact-patch, is bigger better, if so why?

Another review of some aspects of motorcycle dynamics.  No Greek symbols and no equations unless specifically requested on the night – but please think about your fellow members before you dare!

Starts at 19:30 at the Falcon in Bromyard, all Members very welcome.

 

October 2016

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December 2016

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