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.
Wyvern Chapter is an autonomous group with its own set of by-laws but is part of a wider community. 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. Our only motorcycling affiliation is to the BMF (British Motorcyclists Federation).
In Wyvern Chapter we have almost 20 members and cover the entire age range, 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 all 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 Mason in Somerset, Bristol or Gloucestershire, possess a motorbike 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.
President – Jim Hayward aka ‘Royal’
Vice President – Gary Thomas aka ‘Apos’
Sgt At Arms – Sean Biggins aka ‘Bargain’
Treasurer – Daniel Harding
Secretary – Mike Parnell aka ‘Choo Choo’
Road Captain – Michael O’Meara – aka ‘Gunny’
Quartermaster – Brian Horn – aka ‘Pitstop’
Almoner – Tom Kingman aka ‘Phoenix’
Area Rep (Glos) – Anthony Brookes aka ‘Spook’
Other Sites and links
Widows Sons (GB) – https://widowssons.org.uk/
For lots of photos please visit the Wyvern Chapter Gallery