11th June 2017: BikeFest South is a new one day event that will take place at the world famous Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex. It is aimed at road riding motorcyclists from across Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey, South London and Kent, with the focus on getting visitors to take part in a range of activities. These range from trying out a complete range of new motorcycles, through a series of skill development sessions and riding competitions that will test and improve their riding skills, as well as taking advantage of special offers from clothing and equipment suppliers. In addition we are building a strong presence and displays from single marque clubs together with motorcycle groups, Classic and Custom bikes and even scooters!
15th – 18th June 2017: HUBB UK Baskerville Hall Hotel, Haye on Wye
Summer 2017 date between June August TBC Female Biker World Record Event 2017. Location and benefitting charities to be agreed. Organisers welcome input, suggestions and offers to help as well as sponsors and donations for prizes. Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/312233139159207/
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)|
|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!
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 Maggie McMahon
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!