About Us

The Widows Sons MBA is an international masonic bikers association of motorcycle enthusiasts with membership made up of Master Masons from lodges in all four corners of the globe.

Cornish Widows Sons at Masons Arms, Camelford
Widows Sons South West Moorlanders Chapter at Masons Arms, Camelford

On 15th June 2019 we celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Widows Sons in the UK. The South West Chapter was granted it’s charter in 2006.

South West Chapter 10th Anniversary, August 2016

To become a member of the Widows Sons, you have to be a Master Mason, in good standing, and must have a full motorcycle licence and ride a motorcycle. For more information contact – secretary@widowssonssw.co.uk

The South West Chapter covers the area from Bristol down to Cornwall.

We are not motorcycle brand specific, nor do we intend to speak for or represent any Masonic body. We simply share our passion for riding with all other Masons who ride, and raise money for charity while we do it. We are a social riding association, not a Motorcycle Club. Our name comes from certain aspects of our Fraternity, it is not intended to install fear or appear threatening in any way.

We are not territorial and do not condone illegal activities by our members. We ask our members act in a way that will reflect well on our Association, our Fraternity and motorcycling in general.

Widows Sons MBA

We have a badge comprised of a picture and the words, “Widows Sons”. We also wear a Square & Compass patch (as we are entitled to do as Masons) to denote our personal fraternal affiliation. This is not our ‘colours’; it is simply a common custom among members of our Fraternity to wear this symbol.

We strive to be friends and on good terms with ALL other clubs, associations and riders we share the road with. We realise that wearing a patch is a serious matter and wear them appropriately. We understand there are groups that have been around for many years and we respect that. We realise we are able to enjoy many of our riding freedoms thanks to the many groups and riders that have been ‘in the wind’ before us.

Our badge allows other groups to know who we are and where we are from. We wear the name of our Chapter simply to identify where we are from not to claim any territory.

In an effort to make sure all groups understand our purpose we have contacted the NCOM and the COC to make them aware of our existence and our purpose.

Our members are also individually, members of BMF, MAG, HOG, AMA and other similar motorcycling associations. We come from all walks of life, including veterans of our Armed Forces.

For more information contact – secretary@widowssonssw.co.uk