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: Please find some guidelines for the downloading and configuration of routes, Garmin and Basecamp here.
|Sunday June 25th||09:00||WHAM Day Ride – Chepstow and the Brecon Beacons.
Starting at McDonalds in Hereford, leg 1 takes the road to Monmouth, skirts around Chepstow Park to pick up the (brilliant) road to Usk and the Steel Horse Cafe for a coffee (and probably a full English for Alex). (54 miles).
Leg 2 Takes us up the moor to Blaenavon then joins the Heads of the Valley road before we get to the B4560 over the Beacons. This leads us to the excellent road through Upper and Lower Chapel to Builth Wells then loops back to the Honey Cafe at Bronnlys for a late lunch. (67 miles).
Leg 3 goes back over the Beacons to our start point via Skenfirth. (52 miles).
As usual, all of the above is optional, please join us for as much as you can, it should be a good day out on some excellent roads.
Meet at Hereford at 09:00 for a 09:30 start.
|Wednesday 28th June.||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 2:
|Sunday July 2nd||09:00||Sunday ride to Crossgates Cafe (LD1 6RE).
Arrives at the cafe around 11:15. Download route R08:
|Sunday July 9th||09:00||Sunday ride to Queenswood Cafe, Hope-Under-Dinmore (HR6 0PY).
Arrives at the cafe around 11:10. Download route R02:
|Sunday July 23rd||09:00||For your diary, this will be a full day out so get your excuses ready now and tell the family you are otherwise engaged….
Routes and details to follow.
|Sunday July 30th||09:00 – 15:00||
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.