NW Report October-November 07


13th October:- MAG NC Meeting

            Mike Card attended the NC meeting in my absence. I was attending the Mobile Chaos Rally in Silverdale. Mobile Chaos has shown interest in the past at becoming the local MAG group for the Lancaster/Morecambe Area, and I am constantly working on this. They are MAG affiliated and support all the MAG events around the region. Once again I took a load of MAG literature up with me which was well received.


17th October Blackpool Area MAG Meeting Uncle Toms Cabin, Blackpool

            New Secretary Tracy Hough voted in as Bryony Hart, who has been doing an excellent job over the past couple of years has stepped down, due to increased family commitments.


27th October Millennium Rock Night, Preston Grasshoppers

            Attended this event and distributed a pile of MAG literature. It was at this event that I first got bombarded by reports from the funeral in North Wales of Sean, son of Tommy of “Tommy’s Tools”. Attendees at the funeral were appalled when the funeral cortege, hearse and all, were stopped at a roadblock on their way to the wake as there had been reports that some of the motorcyclists had not been wearing helmets on their way to the crematorium. Armed response vehicles, dog handlers and police helicopter in attendance. What a wonderful way of spending tax payer’s money.


7th November Blackpool Area MAG Meeting Uncle Toms Cabin, Blackpool

I used this meeting to get volunteers to help me mail out 500+ letters detailing the NW AGM to be held at Lytham Academy, 15th December 2007. Out of over 860 members on record in the NW, less than 300 e-mail addresses were valid and so we have spent about Ł150 again doing a mail shot.


14th November  RideSafe BackSafe meeting at Police HQ, Hutton, Preston.

I attended this regular monthly meeting of the forum. Plans are being put in place for a “RideSafe BackSafe Rendezvous” on 13th April 2008. This is the third year that we have been involved in this event, and it is going from strength to strength with next year promising to be bigger than ever. MAG NW are getting involved with a lot of the running of the event, which is to be held at Fairhaven Lake on the Fylde. The RSBS team are estimating 7000+ bikers will pass through the free show on the day!!

MAG NW are also trying to help out with the local radio station, Rock FM’s toy run this year. They need help in distributing the toys that are donated to the station over the Christmas period and I have volunteered to try and get the members to help with this task which looks like it may take place on December 27th.

We were also informed that the team will be presented with a Commendation Certificate by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, for our work on behalf of motorcyclists across the North West region. The award will be made at an Annual Awards Luncheon Ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London on Monday 11th December. For details visit http://tiny.cc/RSBS. Would be good if we could get someone to cover this ?? (Mutchie??)





21st November Blackpool Area MAG Meeting Uncle Toms Cabin, Blackpool

Main agenda was focussed on plans for Christmas Do and NW AGM on 15th December. Steve Wykes has kindly volunteered to observe the AGM. First time we have held it at the Blackpool MAG Rally site, but promises to be a fun occasion.


All for now,