DWDAM & WAM July Jamboree – Sat 6th – Mon 8th July 2024
July 6 @ 08:00 - July 8 @ 18:00
DWDAM are going to Chester and North Wales for the weekend
Depart Saturday July 6th , return Monday July 8th
This is a very exciting, 600 mile, 3 day, 2 night trip to Chester and North Wales. Leaving Blandford on Saturday Morning, we will head up to the Severn bridge and then take a proper biker’s route through the Welsh borders to Chester. This area is legendary biking territory! A mixture of A and B roads take us through rolling countryside with undulating roads snaking up the country, crisscrossing the Welsh border, arriving in the outskirts of Chester late afternoon. Of course, being biking country, there are plenty of excellent cafes along the way so although it’s 225 miles we’ll be stopping every hour and a half for tea and a chat.
Then, on Sunday we have lined up a real treat. We’ll be heading up the Wirral to Two Mills to meet the members of WAM (Wirral Advanced Motorcyclists) for a joint day out along the North Wales coast to Snowdonia. They are a very welcoming group that go out most Sunday mornings with a good mix of lady riders amongst the 15 or so that meet regularly. Off for breakfast at one of the plethora of bikers cafes in North Wales, we’ll then spend a most enjoyable day on the proper biker’s roads of North Wales, covering around 150 miles before returning to our central Chester Hotel and Spa mid / late afternoon. After a freshen up, we’ll then go out and enjoy Chester. It’s one of the few places to still have a complete wall around the town and we’ll have a very pleasant evening walking round them and visiting the quirky Civil War era pubs!
After breakfast on Monday, we’ll return home, getting back to Blandford before 6pm
The return leg is a ride of around 215 miles, but we’ll be breaking up the journey and stopping at cafes and bikers haunts every hour and a half or so.
For this weekend away, we have selected two lovely hotels.
On Saturday, we will be staying at the Woodcote Hotel. This is a country hotel to the north of Chester, right on the Welsh Border and ideally placed for meeting WAM the following day. It is small friendly hotel in a quiet village, with a restaurant, bar and private garden. Check it out at www.thewoodcote.co.uk and see the excellent reviews
After our ride round North Wales with WAM on Sunday, we will finish at The Mill Hotel and Spa in the centre of Chester,. After a rest (or swim?) we will head out into the city to see the sights and something to eat.
The Mill is a great hotel straddling the canal just outside the city walls. Check www.millhotel.com – You’ll be impressed!
Price and Booking details
We’ve managed to negotiate a truly stunning package with the venues for our weekend away and have booked 9 rooms at each location
It’s £190 per person / room for the two nights based on single occupancy and all rooms are en-suite!
On the booking form there is also the option to share a room, in which case the price is £115 each. If you know who you will be sharing with, please put that in the box as it makes the admin easier
This trip is open to all DWDAM members and will be a truly memorable experience. Associates may book, but on the proviso that they pass the advanced test before we leave. It’s worth remembering that this trip involves riding 600 miles over 3 days, including a joint rideout with another IAM Roadsmart group, so is probably best suited to more experienced riders
Places on this trip are limited, so book HERE now if you wish to come!