Wyvern Chapter

The Widows Sons

The Widows Sons Masonic Bikers Association (MBA) is an organisation established for Freemasons who have a passion for motorcycling.
To qualify for membership of The Widows Sons you need to be a Master Mason of (or recognised by) the United Grand Lodge of England, in good standing in your own Lodge and run a road-worthy motorbike capable of maintaining the national speed limit. Basically, we are a masonic association.
The Widows Sons has over 1,000 members in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. It has been growing at a phenomenal rate since its establishment in 2004 as Freemasons realise the benefits of mixing their interest with the Craft and motorcycling.  

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Founders of Wyvern Chapter

Wyvern Chapter is an autonomous group, with its own set of by-laws, which is part of the wider community of Widows Sons and of Freemasons.  In Wyvern Chapter we have almost 20 members and cover a wide range of ages, professions and motorcycle brands.

Our activities include ride outs (usually in aid of local charities and good causes), rallies (including the Widows Sons MBA National Rally) as well as monthly socials (usually on the first Saturday of each month) which take place at various venues across the area.

We also hold regular rides and events with other neighbouring Chapters in Devon (Pilgrims Chapter), South Wales (Celtic Knights) and Wiltshire &. Dorset (Stonecutters).

Basically, if you are a Somerset, Bristol or Gloucestershire mason, possess a motorcycle and a sense of humour we'd like to hear from you.  Likewise, if your lodge is looking for a presentation, with a bit of a difference, or is holding an event where you’d like us to come along and support you, then please make contact, we’d be more than happy to help if we can.

Wyvern Officers

Harry "Riff' Blinston
President
Jim "Royal" Hayward
Vice President
Gary "APOS" Thomas
Tyler

Mike "Choo Choo" Parnell
Secretary
Rich "Skunk" Walter
Treasurer
Brian "Pitstop" Horn
Quartermaster

Antony "Spook" Brookes
Road Captain
Michael "Gunny" O'Meara
Almoner

Parisi & Wyvern Rideout

Leaving Cartgate Picnic Site, Yeovil.

Sunday 6th June 2021

It started out with a fairly uncertain weather forecast but, with 23 bikes keen to get out and about in the Somerset countryside, everyone set off for the starting RV, Cartgate Picnic Site near Yeovil.
Parisi Chapter had ridden down from North Yorkshire a few days before and we (Wyvern) were exceptionally keen to meet them.
We set off from Cartgate shortly after 11am and headed to Glastonbury Tor, from there we rode up to Cheddar Gorge for a bite of lunch.  Once the Parisi had had their fill of Cheddar cheese, they really like cheese, we mounted up again and headed up through the Gorge in the direction of Weston super Mare, via Burrington Coombe.
At this point a well earned fish and chip supper on the seafront was the order of the day.
Myself and all the brethren of Wyvern were delighted to play host to Parisi, may it we enjoy a long and enjoyable future, visiting and riding together.

Riff
President, Wyvern Chapter

Rides & Events 2021


  • 29th May - Wyvern President's BBQ, Weston-super-Mare
  • 6th June - Rideout (with Parisi Chapter) Stands-up from Cartgate Services, Yeovil at 11am
  • 26th June - Mayflower Rideout - as our lodge can't meet, we may as well ride. (Starting RV - Cullompton)
  • 10th July - Highnam Court, Gloucester
  • 31st July - AGM, Weston super Mare with party afterwards at Tucker's Grave Inn.
  • 6/7/8th August - Mad Panic Rally, Co.Durham
  • 11th August - Airborne Ride of Respect meet, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton
  • 12th August - Airborne Ride of Respect meet, Frome
  • 14th August - Airborne Ride of Respect meet, Gloucester
  • 19th August - The Big Ride (in support of Stonecutters and Shires Chapters)
  • 28/29th August - Bideford Bike Show (with Pilgrims Chapter)
  • 2/6th September - Danish Rally
  • 10/12th September - Wild South West Rally, St Austall (with Pilgrims Chapter)
  • 11th September - Nailsea Bike Show
  • 17/19th September - East Midlands President's Weekend, Warslow
  • 2nd October - Ride To The Wall (with WSMBA) overnight stay.
  • 14th November - Remembrance Ride and wreath laying in Bridgwater



News and Articles

The Son
Issue 2 Summer 2021

The newsletter for Widows Sons (and associates) by Widows Sons!  Read more..

The Son
Issue 1 Spring 2021

The newsletter for Widows Sons (and associates) by Widows Sons!  Read more..

WSMBA Constitutions

The Constitutions of The Widows Sons Read more..

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Links & Associations

Widows Sons MBA
The United Grand Lodge of England
Provincial Grand Lodge of Somerset

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