WIMA Events 2016
25th – 26th April 2016 – Off roading in Wales – Check out the Black Desert website for more details. They have specific days for ladies and you must mention WIMA to get a discount.
1st May 2016: Weekend in Wales – Details TBC
21st May 2016: WIMA Women Bikers Skills Day in Weymouth, Dorset.
10th – 12th June 2016: the National Rally will be held in Dyserth, Wales
August Holiday week-end in Hayling Island – More info soon.
Other Events & Upcoming Shows
1st May 2016 10: 30am – 4:00pm Motorcycle show at Withington Village Hall, Hereford HR1 3PP FREE entry, all proceeds from the raffle and sale of refreshments in aid of Breast Cancer Haven Hereford and Midlands Air Ambulance.
17th June – 4th July 2016: Ladies in Ladakh with Tiffany Coates. look at the HC Travel website for more information.
26th – 29th August 2016 The Overland Event Oxford, tickets on sale January 2016
11th – 15th July 2016: Hungary, Estezgan, (near Budapest)
17th – 22nd July 2017: Estonia
30th July – 3rd August 2018: Finland in Moominland
2019: Curaçao and UK
Check the WIMA World Website for more information on international rallies.
Regular UK Regional Meetings
Regular UK Regional meetings are also held in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sussex and Dorset – see below. If there is no meeting in your area, you are welcome to set up your own with help from the regional liaison or contact the President: president(at)wimagb.co.uk
The Northern Liaison covers North Wales, Midlands, Northern England & Scotland.
The Southern Liaison covers South West; South East; South Wales; London & Home Counties and Anglia.
Monthly Meetings Agenda
|Region||Time and Date||Details|
|W. Mids: Birmingham||10:00 am. 1st Sun of the month (except January)||Meet for a ride out, weather permitting, at Manor House Tea Rooms, Earlswood Craft Centre, Wood Lane, Earlswood B94 5JH. If you want to eat prior to the ride they serve breakfast from 9.00am with prices starting from £3.00. Contact: Julie Walpole.|
|E.Mids, Lincolnshire North Lincs||8:00pm on the 4th Thursday of the month||Contact Paula Clayforth for the venue. Also Ride Out on the first Sunday in the month: contact Paula.|
|London & South East||7:00pm for a 7:30pm start on the 2nd Wednesday of the month||Ace Cafe, Ace Corner, North Circular Road, Stonebridge, London NW10 7UD Contact: Denise Gilvear Monthly ride outs/ins on Sundays in summer months.|
|North West: Cheshire, Merseyside, Manchester||7:30pm on the 1st Monday (or 2nd Monday if Bank holiday falls on the 1st.)||The Bear’s Paw, Main Street, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7AF. Contact: Jane Wright|
|North East: Yorkshire||8:00pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month||Barge & Barrel, Park Rd, Elland, Halifax HX5 9HP, including short ride out when nights are light. Monthly ride, 2nd Sunday each month, meeting same place at 11:00am Contact Ann Dower Tel: 07810 683787|
|Southern: Sussex||10:00 for 10:30 start on the 2nd Sunday of the month.||Mayberry Garden Centre, 717 Old Shoreham Rd (A270), Portslade, Sussex BN41 1SP Contact Sue Barnes in advance.|
|Scotland||Contact Katy O’Rourke (Glasgow)||Contact Katy O’Rourke (Glasgow)|
|Lancs||Contact Jan Fell||2nd & last Thursday each month, at 7-7.30pm Alison Arms, Preston Road, Coppull. PR75DU|
|Wales, North||Contact Jane Wright||1st Monday, 7.30 pm [or 2nd Monday if Bank Holiday]: The Bear’s Paw, Main Street. Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7AF.|
On any Sunday
Just as there are many motorcycle events on any given Sunday, so there are a range of meetings on Sundays – even Saturdays!
Each area where members gather, rideouts, ride-ins or just riding together happens and we rely on members giving us information about where and when they happen. Of course there are many opportunities to see details of these on our Facebook page, but there is more information available to members in our regular newsletter. An example appears below just ot give you an idea of the spread of meeting places:
- Abergavenny Bus Station, Monmouthshire. Car park & Café
- ACE Café North Circular, London
- Greys Court National Trust Cafe, Henley-on Thames
- Hindhead Commons and Devils Punchbowl, Hindhead
- Cat and Fiddle Pub, Buxton Road, Macclesfield A537
- Owl’s Nest Tearooms Llandovery A4069 to Llangadog
- Newlands Corner Through Ewhurst to Shere A281
- The Halt, on the A271 which runs the length of Wales!
Also check out non-WIMA events and upcoming shows.
Below are suggestions in addition to the regular regional meets.
The list below are just ideas so, if any members are interested, they can suggest dates check the Members’ newsletter for more details, or get in touch with Denise Gilvear
Rhayader to Aberystwyth A44
Elan Valley There are super places to stop including the Red Kite Feeding Station where you can see up to 35 birds being fed at the same time!
Piece Hall – Halifax. Home to craft and independant shops
Sowerby Bridge – A58
Sammy Miller Museum – between Southampton and Bournemouth
The Emmaus, Portslade Garden and Cafe, Very Peaceful!