Past Events

20th December 2019 :: DWDAM Christmas Dinner

6th October 2019 :: Sunday Ride Out - Loomies Cafe

8th September 2019 :: Sunday Ride Out - Fowlers of Bristol

21st August 2019 :: Wednesday Ride Out - West Bay for Fish & Chips

11th August 2019 :: Sunday Ride Out - Hambro Arms Milton Abbas

7th July 2019 :: Sunday Ride Out - North Devon Coast

19th June 2019 :: Mid Week Ride Out - Lyme Bay Pizza

22nd May 2019 :: Summer Evening Ride Out - Swanage for Fish & Chips

5th May 2019 :: Sunday Ride Out - Dorset and the Purbecks

28th April 2019 :: Slow Riding Techniques with DWDAM (2019)

13th April 2019 :: Free Advanced Motorcycle Riding Skills Session with DWDAM 2019

10th April 2019 :: Free Advanced Riding Presentations - 2019

3rd March 2019 :: Sunday 3 March 2019 Ride-Out to The Swan Inn, Sidmouth.

23rd January 2019 :: Presentation Evening - Garmin BaseCamp

6th January 2019 :: Sunday Ride Out - Beaminster for Skittles and Carvery

21st December 2018 :: DWDAM Christmas Dinner

9th December 2018 :: DWDAM Ride Out - Dart Farm Village, Topsham, Exeter

DWDAM Ride Out 9 Dec 18: Dart Farm, Topsham, Exeter, for Brunch and on to Bridge motorcycles @bridgeexeter. Meet Top O Town 09:00 for 09:30 departure.

21st November 2018 :: From North Africa to Olives et Al - Presentation Evening

18th November 2018 :: Sunday Ride Out - Haynes and Horton

Sunday Ride Out 18 Nov 0930 meet Top of Town car park for 1000 departure. Route to Haynes Museum for coffee then onto Horton Arms for Lunch before returning to Dorchester. Weather looking dry and sunny for the weekend, ideal for a great scenic ride, including Dorset's hairpin bends on Zig Zag hill.

24th October 2018 :: Bike Seal and Puncture Repairs

14th October 2018 :: Slow Riding Day

7th October 2018 :: Sunday Ride Out to Topsham, Devon

2nd September 2018 :: Sunday Ride Out - Three Counties

A scenic ride through the Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire countryside, for a coffee at The Crockerton Tea Rooms Shearwater, followed by a Lunch stop at the Alderholt in the Churchill Arms.

22nd August 2018 :: Evening Ride Out to Seven Stars Inn, Wool

5th August 2018 :: Ride Out Sunday 5 August - Old Sarum Airfield and May Fly Pub for Lunch

18th July 2018 :: Mid Month ride Out - Swanage for Fish and Chips

1st July 2018 :: Ride Out Sunday 1 July - Rykas and Loomies Cafe

A @dwdam_news group ride out to two of the south’s bikers’ cafés:,@RykasC in Surrey, and @LoomiesMotoCafe in Hampshire

20th June 2018 :: Weds 20 June 18 - Mid Week Ride Out - Lyme Bay Pizza

14th June 2018 :: RideSmart Skills Day at Castle Combe - 14 Jun 18

3rd June 2018 :: Sunday Ride Out - Haynes Museum and Horton Inn

@DWDAM_News Sunday Ride Out to the Horton Inn for some lunch, with coffee stop at the Haynes Museum

18th May 2018 :: Brittany Tour 2018

6th May 2018 :: Sunday Ride Out - Portland 100

Heard of the North Coast 500; well.....welcome to the Dorset 100! @DWDAM_News Sunday Ride out to @thelobsterpotuk via Felicity's Farm shop

21st April 2018 :: Free Advanced Riding Skills Session

8th April 2018 :: Sunday Ride Out - Bristol Aviation

14th March 2018 :: Potential Observer Evening

25th February 2018 :: Radio Training - Practical Session

21st February 2018 :: Evening Talk - Bike to Bike Radios

“Breaker Breaker 19, over” …… Things have moved on since the old CB days. Come and find out more at @DWDAM_News evening talk on Bike to Bike Radios

4th February 2018 :: Ride Out to Frampton Arms for Skittles

The last Sunday ride out was very enjoyable, so we decided to do it again. Weather for Sunday looks great, and if you can’t join the ride out, why not join us at the Frampton Arms on Sunday Lunchtime. This worked really well last time and it was great to have a mix of people at the pub.

7th January 2018 :: Sunday Ride Out - Skittles at Frampton Arms

Our first ride out of 2018 is to Frampton Arms for Lunch and Skittles. Can’t make it for the ride out; bike off the road; short on time? Why not join us at the Frampton Arms anyway for an enjoyable game of skittles/natter with fellow bikers. Meet at Frampton Arms at 12:30.

21st December 2017 :: DWDAM Christmas Dinner 2017

DWDAM’s Christmas dinner is at Zizi in Dorchester Brewery Square, 21 Dec 17

15th November 2017 :: Evening Event - Bike Tours for the Wounded

Evening Event - Bike Tours for the Wounded at Dorchester Bowls Club

5th November 2017 :: Sunday Ride Out 5 Nov 17 - Sparkford and Vines

Weather for Sunday’s ride looking great. Route through Dorset and Somerset, via Haynes onto Vines Café, & back to Top of Town Car Park.

20th October 2017 :: Weekend Social Ride-out to Wales: 20 - 22 Oct 17

Weekend social mini tour to mid Wales 20 Oct 17 open for booking now.

8th October 2017 :: Sunday Ride Out - Glastonbury Magic

Sunday Ride Out - Glastonbury Magic

20th September 2017 :: Evening Social Ride Out to Swanage for Fish and Chips

Evening Social Ride Out to Swanage for Fish and Chips Weds 20 Sep 1800 departure

9th September 2017 :: DWDAM Supports Somerset Moto Fest

DWDAM is supporting Somerset Moto Fest, free event for motorcyclists at Fleet Air Arm Museum 9 & 10 Sep 17

3rd September 2017 :: Ride Out to Fleet Air Air Museum - Sunday 3 Sept 17

With a nice ridge of High Pressure over the UK at the moment, the weather looks fantastic for Sunday’s Ride Out to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton

16th August 2017 :: Social Ride Out to Beer

A scenic route to Beer for food & drinks at Dolphin Hotel and see the Beer Regatta events day, before returning to the Top of Town Car Park via Abbotsbury Hill to view Weymouth carnival fireworks.

6th August 2017 :: Ride Out Sunday 6 Aug - Crofton Beam Engines

Ride Out Sunday 6 Aug - Crofton Beam Engines

19th July 2017 :: Wednesday Evening Ride Out - Mystery Tour of Dorset

Mid-Week Evening Ride out this Wednesday led by Kelvin Latham. Top o Town car park for 18:00, depart 18:30

9th July 2017 :: Ride Out Sunday 9 July 17 - Cheddar Gorge and the Mendips

Sunday 9 July 17 - DWDAM Ride Out details - Mendips and Cheddar Gorge

23rd June 2017 :: DWDAM Tour to Wales and Lake District

21st June 2017 :: DWDAM Evening Ride-Out – Lyme Regis Pizza Buffet

4th June 2017 :: Ride Out Sunday 4 Jun 17 - 2 airfields and Stonhenge

21st May 2017 :: BIKERS' SKILLS DAY

DWDAM Bikers Skills Day

7th May 2017 :: Sunday 7 May 17 - Ride Out to Tarr Steps, Exmoor



2nd April 2017 :: Ride Out Sunday 2 April 2017

15th March 2017 :: BloodBike Talk - Yeovil Freewheelers

6th November 2016 :: Ride Out led by Brian Purnell

2nd October 2016 :: Ride Out led by Jim Leese

21st September 2016 :: Evening Ride Out led by Alan Bushaway

4th September 2016 :: Woolacombe for William

17th August 2016 :: Evening Ride

7th August 2016 :: Ride Out led by Phil Maeer

20th July 2016 :: Eveing Ride Out & BBQ led by Kelvin Latham

BBQ at West Bexington (or in August)

9th July 2016 :: Scooter Skills Day

Drop in Scooter Skills Day - Weymouth College 10:00-16:00, Saturday 9th July

3rd July 2016 :: Ride Out Led by Geoff Brazier

15th June 2016 :: Evening Ride out led by Alan Bushaway

To Swanage via the back roads

5th June 2016 :: Dorset Churches Treasure Hunt by Kelvin Latham

2nd June 2016 :: Four Day Trip to Wales

Following the success of the 2015 trip, Brian Purnell has organised another for 2016. You will need to let him know if you wish to go by the end of January 2016. Thereafter, the tour will be closed to all new applications. Below is a precis of the tour.

25th May 2016 :: Advanced Motorcycling Techniques III

Third and last of a series of three excellent, and etertaining, talks on all aspects of Advanced Motorcycling by IAM Examiner Doug Miners.

21st May 2016 :: Women Biker's Skills Day

Weymouth College, Cranford Road, Dorset DT4 7QL

18th May 2016 :: Advanced Motorcycling Techniques II

Second of a series of three excellent, and etertaining, talks on all aspects of Advanced Motorcycling by IAM Examiner Doug Miners.

11th May 2016 :: Advanced Motorcycling Techniques I

First of a series of three excellent, and etertaining, talks on all aspects of Advanced Motorcycling by IAM Examiner Doug Miners.

8th May 2016 :: To Lacock, Wiltshire led by Jeremy Weeks

A pillion friendly ride in scenic countryside

29th April 2016 :: Somme WW1 Memorial Trip

Following the success of previous trips, Neil Fuller has organised this one to co-inside with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

20th April 2016 :: Bike Seal - A Puncture Prevention System

Come and find out about this system that is widely used by UK emergency services.

4th April 2016 :: Action on Addiction Charity Ride to Exmouth

Now in its second year DWDAM will be supporting this ride.

16th March 2016 :: Forensic Collision Investigation

Cliff Beard retired from the police in 2014 having spent most of his time on Traffic as a collision investigator.

6th March 2016 :: Cheddar Gorge Led by Brian Purnell

Despite the cold conditions, and it being Mothers Day, an excellent turnout of eleven bikes turned up for the ride to Cheddar Gorge.

20th January 2016 :: Everything you ever wanted to know about Motorcycle Tyres

Steve Watts from Bridgestone Tyres gave an excellent talk on tyres, a couple of years ago, that everyone found both interesting and useful.

3rd January 2016 :: Skittles & Pub Lunch led by Jeremy Weekes

Meet at top of town car park 10:00 for 10:30 start.

12th December 2015 :: Xmas Dinner

The annual DWDAM Xmas Dinner will take place on Saturday 12th December at the Beefeater in Weymouth (near Sainsbury's).

6th December 2015 :: West Dorset Treasure Hunt led by Kelvin Latham

Meet at Top of Town Car park at 9.30.

18th November 2015 :: Confessions-of-a-Van-Man

Pete Leach, back up driver for Globtrotters, and himself a biker, will be giving the 'inside' story of some world wide tours.

11th November 2015 :: DWDAM AGM

All members, both full and associate are encouraged to attend the AGM.

1st November 2015 :: Ride Out

Ride Out

31st October 2015 :: National Memorial Arboretum led by Brian Purnell

A weekend trip to the National Memorial Arboretum in November 2015, a week before National Remembrance Sunday on 8 November.

21st October 2015 :: Doctor Bike Project

A series of presentations throughout the winter on the third Wednesday of each month.

4th October 2015 :: Ride Out

Ride Out

16th September 2015 :: Evening Ride out led by Alan Bushaway

Last evening ride out of the year

13th September 2015 :: Slow Riding Workshop

For all DWDAM members whether full or associate. A chance to hone your skills at slow riding.

5th September 2015 :: Dorset Show

Following on from the success of last year, DWDAM will again have a stand at this popular show.

26th August 2015 :: Henstridge Bikers Bash

Jeremy Weekes will lead this ride and says: As an additional ride out I am happy to lead a Group Ride out to the Henstridge Bikers Bash on Wednesday 26th August

19th August 2015 :: West Bay for Fish & Chips led by Dave Luke

16th August 2015 :: Overtaking Workshop

2nd August 2015 :: Thirty Dorset Villages led by Geoff Brazier

Sunday the second of August brought a perfect day’s weather for a ride out billed as a ride through thirty villages, though Geoff clarified that to mean thirty-two settlements – some no more than hamlets and I wonder what they made of us!

15th July 2015 :: Route 66 to America led by Peter Robbins

Route 66 to America led by Peter Robbins

11th July 2015 :: Bike Safe & Castle Coombe Track Experience

The National Bikesafe Show & Track Experience returns to Castle Combe Circuit.

12th June 2015 :: 6 Day Trip to Wales led by Brian Purnell

Friday 12th June to Wednesday 17th

10th June 2015 :: Old Harry Rocks at Studland led by Jeremy Weekes

On Wednesday 26th June nine riders ventured a mile and a half on farm tracks and foot paths to the headland behind Old Harry on Studland.

7th June 2015 :: To Loomies Cafe led by Dave Luke

A ride to the Loomies Moto Cafe in Hampshire.

5th June 2015 :: Somerset & Devon Countryside led by Brian Purnell

Eight DWDAM members, two with pillions as well as Neil's poodle Bob, met at Top of Town car park, Dorchester, at 9.30am for a 10am start with aim of arriving at the Lobster Pot Restaurant, Portland Bill just after one pm for a well earned, truly wonderful fresh Portland crab sandwich.

7th May 2015 :: Advanced Motorcycling Techniques - Part I

The first of two talks about Advanced Motorcycling Techniques by our Examiner Doug Miners.

1st May 2015 :: Paignton Bike Festival

Friday evening and all day Saturday & Sunday

19th April 2015 :: Spring Ride-Out organised by Dorset CC Road Safety Team

Motorcylists are being given the opportunity to spring clean their riding skills.

12th April 2015 :: Haynes International Motor Museum led

It was quite a surprise to see so many bikes at Top Of Town Car Park when I arrived.

28th March 2015 :: South West Peninsular Spring Rally

This is the 7th year that SAM (Somerset Advanced Motorcyclists) have held this popular event. There are four distances to choose from: Gold approximately 400 miles, Silver 300 miles and Bronze 150 miles.

1st March 2015 :: Darts Farm Village & Bridge Motorcycles - Brian Purnell

Twelve DWDAM members met at Top of Town car park, Dorchester for a 9.30am start with aim of arriving at Dart Farm Village for brunch followed by an hour or so at Bridge Motorcycles for some new bike browsing.

13th February 2015 :: MCN London Motorcycle Show

On February 13th - 15th 2015 the whole of the UK motorcycle industry is coming together to create London's most vibrant, action packed, bargain filled, unforgettable live motorcycling experience ever - The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show.

7th February 2015 :: Bristol Classic Motorbike Show

The Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, is the venue for the traditional Carole Nash Bristol Classic MotorCycle Show – an event that many deem as their favourite of the year.

1st February 2015 :: Compton Abbas Air Field led by Geoff Brazier

At 0930 on Sunday 1st February thirteen hardy souls on twelve bikes assembled at Top of Town to join Geoff Brazier’s ride to Compton Abbas Airfield, a ride that replaced the “Thirty Dorset Villages” planned ride, due to the state of the roads. The 13th person was Neil’s pillion who was testing out new heated gloves - we all missed his faithful dog who was left at home on this occasion. Jim Williams was also testing out a new heated jacket. Just as well as thermometers were reading just five degrees Celsius.

4th January 2015 :: Skittles and Lunch led by Linda Ashmore

Fifteen bikes set off from Top of Town Car park at 10:30 on a crisp but dry morning. A good turn out despite two members calling off due to 'man' flu !

10th December 2014 :: DWDAM Xmas Dinner

Over twenty members enjoyed a convivial evening at the John Gregory Pub.

1st June 2014 :: DWDAM ride out to Glastonbury by Jim Williams

Seven bikes met up at the top of town car park for a leisurely ride up to Glastonbury.

10th May 2014 :: To Wells or Lunch Sunday 4th May 2014 Led by Jeremy Weeks

Bright, Dry and chilly weather conditions could not have been better.

1st May 2014 :: Normandy

On May Bank holiday weekend eleven bikes plus three pillions headed off to Normandy early on Saturday morning for a battlefield tour in Normandy.

1st April 2014 :: Bradford on Avon

Nine intrepid riders turned out on a very grey day. Thick fog on the route via both Weymouth and Yeovil to Top of Town Car Park did not bode well.

1st March 2014 :: Yeovilton Feet Air Museum

Ride leader - Brian Purnell, Riders: Neil Fuller, Jeremy Weekes, Martin Eldridge, Dick Catton, Charlie Fox, Jim Williams & Mrs Williams

1st February 2014 :: Smart Riders

Brought along new ranges for 2014 and gave an insight to new technologies to be introduced to motorcycling gear in the near future.

1st January 2014 :: Skittles and a Pub Lunch

I arrived at the Top of Town car park with trepidation, as previously I had turned up for a Ride Out, but not understanding the etiquette was politely told that perhaps I should have some more practice before coming on a ride as I was unlikely to be able to keep up with the group, thus compromising mine and their safety.

1st September 2013 :: A Ride through Dartmoor to Haldon Forest for a ride on Segways

A Ride through Dartmoor to Haldon Forest for a ride on Segways

1st August 2013 :: A Clockwise Your of Dorset

I pitched up at the top of the town car park to meet up with crew of about twenty smiling, varied, diverse riders with all spectrum of experience.

1st June 2013 :: Lynmouth led by John Challis

We left a nine am and had a good pace all the way, 'A' roads, 'B' roads, 'C' roads, dual carriageways and a bit of motorway plus a few sheep to slow us down and the odd car or caravan to challenge some overtaking on windy roads and by no means direct routes between stops.

1st May 2013 :: Third Lecture by Doug Miners

The third of Doug Miners lectures on Advanced Motorcycling Techniques was attended by nearly seventy bikers from Dorset and surrounding counties.

1st April 2013 :: Brean Down Beach

At long last a dry day with the sun either out or behind a milky haze all day. The temperature even crept into double figures at times.

1st March 2013 :: Sidmouth 3rd March 2013

Led by John Challis. From the TOT Dorchester, a circular route via Chard and Honiton and return via the A3052, A358 and A35 back to TOT.

20th February 2013 :: Presentation on Motorcycle Gear

An excellent evening, learning why you pay so much more for Gortex, however, why Gortex gloves may not be the right ones to buy and much much more.

10th February 2013 :: MCN Motorcycle Show London

Three intrepid members (Brian Purnell, Jeremy Weekes & Neil Fuller) set off for the London Excel MCN Live MC show on Sunday 17th February at 7.45am with Brian leading.

1st February 2013 :: OLD SARUM AIRFIELD

The planned trip to Sidmouth had to be postponed due to flooding and poor road conditions but that didn't stop a few die hards (Geoff, Martin, Jeremy, Brian and Jim) from braving the elements.

20th January 2013 :: Ride Out To HMS Mounts Bay a Troop Carrier

The Bay-class Landing Ship is a new class of landing ship at 16,000 tonnes.

10th January 2013 :: Presentation by Steve Watts from Bridgestone Tyres

An excellent talk enjoyed by over sixty bikers. Lots of invaluable information regarding motorcycles tyres, whether Bridgestone or not.

1st January 2013 :: Skittles at Three Legged Cross

I only read about the ride a couple of days before it took place (don’t you read your e-mails ? ed.) and having not been out on the bike for a couple of weeks it gave me a bit of a push to get out.

1st December 2012 :: 2nd December 2012 to Sanders Garden World by Debbie Warren

2nd December 2012 to Sanders Garden World by Debbie Warren

1st December 2012 :: CW Charity Ride

About fifty bikes turned out for the CW Charity Ride, about a dozen or so DWDAM members.

1st November 2012 :: Snow, Rain, Leaves, Mud & Flood by Tony Thorpe

A windy, rainy, leavy, muddy and floody trip by DWDAM

2nd September 2012 :: Sep '12 Isle of Wight

DWDAM took a trip to the Isle of Wight!

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