Summer of Rides

A Summer of Rides, what’s this all about?? As part of our aim to unite and encourage more female bikers, we have set up rides all across the country to create a safe space for people to meet new friends within their area. Perhaps even to meet people before our main event in August, although you do not have to be a ticket holder to come on any ride!

All genders are welcome on all of our rides and at our show, as although we are celebrating and supporting female riders, we understand that the men in our lives may be a part of our biking journey and shouldn’t be excluded. We’re aiming for biking equality.

We have our events listed on Facebook and below, ending with our Exhibition on the 21st August. You don’t have to book on any of the rides, but it does help us manage numbers if you mark yourself as ‘Going’ on the Facebook event. We hope that you can find one local to you and join us on at least one ride this summer!

21st May

Route 1066 to Motogirl

To celebrate MotoGirl opening their doors at their new premises we are organising a ride to them, along with a chance to meet new biker mates!Meeting at Route 1066 Cafe around 11.30am and leaving at 12.30pm. L-plate/125cc friendly- we will have a careful ride around the countryside en route (approx. 1hr 15/1hr 30) before dropping in to MotoGirl to check out their new place and shop in small groups (depending on numbers).

5th June

Suffolk Coastal Loop

The second of our summer of rides and meet ups covers some of the Norfolk/Suffolk coast on a lovely loop. Meeting at The Dennington Queen at 12pm if you want to buy some food and drink before setting off and leaving at 1pm. That gives everyone time to get from Ipswich to there and meet up if they want to. We will then ride from there to Snape for our first check point (and petrol) at the Henry Moore statues. Then on to Thorpeness and grab coffee/cake etc to refuel and to photobomb our second checkpoint. We will head from there to Southwold via Middleton for our third checkpoint and then back through to Dennington via Henham, Bramfield, Halesworth and Laxfield.

For this ride we are linking in with the PETROLETTES rally to help support our joint cause of encouraging and celebrating more women on bikes. This ride is for all genders, however we ask if you are female please could you register for this ride on (it’s free!) stating your city as IPSWICH.

L-plate/125cc friendly- The ride is around 3 hours in total. The first stopping point is around an hour, 40 minutes to the second point then around 45 minutes back to The Dennington Queen. The ride leader for this route is Lianne.

5th & 6th June

Meandering the Midlands

The Women in Motorcycling welcome you to a midlands ride in association with the Petrolettes Rally! Meeting at 9am at McDonald’s, Cannock WS11 1TD on both Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June- feel free to come to one or both or join at any part of the route! The ride is spread over 2 days but feel free to join for all or part of the route as part of the rally. The ride is for all abilities and genders but we ask if females can register free with CANNOCK as their city to support the Petrolettes- Full ride details available on the Facebook page, quick details below:

9am McDonalds Cannock WS11 1TD to leave at 9.30.
Salt Box Cafe, Derby.
Matlock Bath/Riverside Fish & Chip Shop.
Wetton Mill Tea Room, Ashbourne.

9am McDonalds Cannock WS11 1TD to leave at 9.30.
Hetty’s Tea Shop, Froghall.
The Cat & Fiddle, Macclesfield.

The ride leader for this is Maxine Holliday.

19th June

War of the Roses

We’ve got an epic day out for you exploring the absolute best of the North West of England… who will win the war of the roses – Yorkshire or Lancashire? You decide! All genders welcome and 125cc friendly! The whole ride is around 6 hours including stops, covering around 110 miles. The route is hilly and there are a couple of steep sections, but we will always go at the slowest riders pace!

Meeting at St George’s Square (BRIDGE GATE SIDE), Hebden Bridge at 9.30am ready to leave at 10am, we set off into Lancashire over some incredible winding roads skirting moorland and lakes, heading up through the Forest of Bowland and dipping into Yorkshire via the famous Devil’s Bridge.

After a refreshment stop and photo opportunity we head through amazing roads passing through the Yorkshire town of Hawes and finishing up the ride in the market town of Skipton.

Rough ride times:

10am leave Hebden Bridge.
11am arrive Hudsons ice cream stop, Chatburn, leaving at 11.20am.
12.30pm arrive Devil’s Bridge, refreshment stop, leaving at 1pm.
1.50pm approx arrive in Hawes for lunch stop (Fish and Chips and pubs in area), leaving at 2.50pm.
4pm approx arrival in Skipton.

Please come with full tanks as there isn’t a petrol stop factored in until Hawes which is approx 80 miles. If this might be an issue for you please let Lindsay know.

The ride leader for this ride is Lindsay Atkinson.

26th June

South Wales Coming Soon

Details coming soon! Let us know if you wish to plan a route and lead this ride at

3rd July

Scotland Coming Soon

Details coming soon! The ride leader for this is Kerry Wright.

10th July

Devon/Cornwall Coming Soon

Details coming soon! The ride leader for this ride is Maria Di-Fonzo.

11th July

The Norfolk Crescent

A leisurely loop around the Norfolk Coast, suitable for all- with learners and all genders welcome!

Meeting at Greggs Norwich Road, Thetford (TBC) at 9.30am for a 10am start. Heading through Hunstanton, skirting the coast, Cromer and back to Thetford.

The ride leader for this ride is Esther Bedford.

17th July

NE England Coming Soon

Details coming soon! Let us know if you wish to plan a route and lead this ride at

31st July

Ride to Ruroc HQ

Gloucester ride to Ruroc/Enginehawk HQ, details coming soon! THIS WILL BE A BIGGIE!

1st August

East England Coming Soon

Details coming soon! Let us know if you wish to plan a route and lead this ride at

7th August

Queen For a Day

‘Queen for a Day’ Ride – August 7th 2021 ? Message Judy Richter to book your place as this ride is places limited.

Follow the ancient routes of Mary Queen of Scots as she ‘visited’ some of the magnificent castles and houses in Derbyshire and Staffordshire during her incarceration by her cousin Queen Elizabeth 1st. From June 1569 to February 1857 Mary Queen of Scots was moved between a series of properties in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire until she was executed at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire.We trace her movements between Tutbury Castle, Wingfield Manor, Chatsworth House, Old Hall Buxton, Hardwick Hall and Chartley Castle…with tea and cake stops and a little history talk in between. We will not be entering these premises as not all are open yet due to COVID, however, that may change. Further details will be confirmed ASAP.

So, this August 452yrs after Mary Queen of Scots left Chatsworth for Wingfield Manor we shall do the same and follow on to some beautiful yet foreboding properties. The route will take us from Chatsworth down to Wingfield Manor, across the Chevin Hills where the old Portway still winds it’s way across the hills and we will stop and look at Dark Lane where local tales tell of Queen Mary being carried on her litter up there. On to Tutbury and it’s Georgian High Street leading up to the Castle-which Mary describes as dark and damp, a place she despised. Time for refreshments at one of the quaint cafes there. A fabulous run over Cannock Chase towards Chartley Manor and the Castle ruins where we will stop for a loo break at Amerton Farm. The curvy A515 invites us back northbound to Buxton where Mary stayed courtesy of The Earl of Shrewsbury and Bess of Hardwick … so, on to Hardwick Hall (more glass than wall) and we end our ride at the Hardwick Inn.

Further details will be confirmed nearer the ride date. PLEASE MSG IF YOU FANCY JOINING Judy Richter AS NUMBERS WILL BE LIMITED. CharlieFarleysBikeTours

21st August

The Women in Motorcycling Exhibition

The main event! Don’t forget to put this in your diary as the event to be at this year! We open the gates of Tutbury Castle between 10am-7pm for a fun-filled day out, full details on the Home page. Spread the word…