Social Ride Out – Popham Airfield

The ride out is open to all Members, Associates and Pillions.  New associates are warmly welcomed but before attending their first ride out, please seek clearance by your Observer.  For insurance purposes – please ensure you are fully paid up IAM and DWDAM members.

Date:Sunday 7 Nov 21
Meet:  Top of Town car park, Dorchester
Briefing and Departure:Assemble 09:00 for a 09:30 departure.
Destination:Early Start – Long Ride and Clocks have gone back
A ride out through Dorset, Somerset, and Hampshire to Popham Airfield for Brunch with a comfort and coffee stop at the Wilton Garden Centre, Salisbury on the way, and fuel stop at Tesco Blandford on the way back to Dorchester. Popham Airfield, is in the heart of North Hampshire countryside and home to the UK’s only permanent drone racing track. The airfield has two grass runways along with light aircraft maintenance facilities, aircraft hire and flight training on microlight and light aircraft is also available.
Timings:09:00 Meet Dorchester Top of Town car park 09:30 Depart 10:45 Coffee Darling Café, Wilton (11:15 departure) 12:15 Arrive Popham Airfield for Brunch/Lunch/Refreshments (13:15 Departure) 15:00 Tesco Blandford (Fuel Stop) 15:45 Arrive Dorchester
Distance:51 miles out to Coffee Darling, Wilton 32 miles to Popham Airfield 63 miles to Blandford 18 miles return to Dorchester Total mileage 164 miles.
Routes:A mix of A and B class roads.  Further route details provided on the day.
Ride Out Leader / Organiser:Brian Purnell