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
12th April 2017 :: ADVANCED RIDING THEORY PRESENTATIONS - April 2017
ADVANCED RIDING THEORY PRESENTATIONS
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
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
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 www.loomies.co.uk 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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Congratulations to Shane Hann who passed his IAM RoadSmart Advanced Riding Test Sunday 10 February 2019 with a F1RST Pass. Well done also to Local Observer Graham Pinney and National Observer Kelvin Latham who carried out the Pre-Test Ride Check.