WAGS (Wantage & Newbury)

Who are we?

WAGs – The Western Area Group team membership comes principally from the west Oxfordshire area, Newbury/Thatcham to Witney and beyond. Anyone, with any badge colour, who’s a member of TVAM, is most welcome to join our rides and attend our monthly meeting

Notable people

  • Keith Miller (Team Leader)
  • Ivan Smith (Green Team Rep)
  • Mimi Carter Jonas (Associate Weekend in Wales and Brittany Trip)
  • Wendy Dance (Wags Full Members in Wales Trip)

Our Monthly Meet Up

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month starting at 19:30pm at . Ye Olde Red Lion, Green Lane, Chieveley, Newbury, West Berkshire RG20 8XB, 01635 248379

The pub does great food so if you’re coming straight from work, turn up early and book your meal.

Topics covered includes latest news on the group, updates on group rides, trips etc. time for biker chat and of course plus alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

What do we do?

  • 1st Sunday Social Ride, open to all TVAM Members, Associates and Full Members
  • 2nd Sunday Full Members Ride, open to all TVAM Full Members
  • Summer rides to Tuesday Poole Bikers evening and the odd jaunt to Wales for a curry evening
  • Wales Associates Weekend
  • Wales Full Members Weekend
  • Our yearly run to Lamballe, Brittany
  • Monthly Ride in’s to St Crispin’s, from Wantage Market Square and Thatcham High Street
  • Track riding skills (some of our members are coaches on the sessions)
  • With trips to Wales, Ireland, France and Spain in the past, who knows where we will travel to in the future

WAGs have also dabbled with Moto Gymkhana, indoor go-karting, and of course non-riding events e.g. summer BBQ and Christmas party

With 11 active Observers supporting our Associates, and Trainee Observers to attain their “Full Member” and observer status the group is always striving to coach people onto higher things, be that National Observer or to attain the “Masters” status.

Even if you are new to group riding, we hold a special ride where you will be coached through the “marker system”, buddied up with a experienced rider so that you can gain the experience without the pressure.

Having now reached nearly 100 members, WAGs are probably best characterised as a friendly group of bikers, part of the TVAM group and right on your doorstep, consisting of passionate riders, having a focus on developing skills and lots of fun .

Come along to our monthly meeting, or contact wantage@tvam.org for further information.