NW Report December2010/January 2011
10th December 2010 Board meeting, MAG Central
Set off for Board Meeting but MAG van broke down and returned home on back off breakdown truck
11th December 2010 NC Meeting-MAG Central
Set off again in
January 2011: National Motorcycle Show,
The company that was running this event has apparently gone into liquidation, I say apparently as I have had no official word, but subsequently the show did not happen this year and so all the preparation work that had gone into running the MAG stall at this event was fruitless
January 2011 RideSafe BackSafe Hartwood Hall,
managed to get the “Get a Grip” campaign on the agenda of this meeting and
presented it to an audience consisting of police, road safety and county
council officers from
February 2011 Wirral &
Myself, Bill Green from Red Rose MAG and Andy Curry from Jesters MCC (MAG Affiliated) rode down to the Wirral on a wet and very windy night to give support to the re-launch of Wirral & Chester MAG. There was a good turnout on the night, considering the weather and the mail out that was done advertising the event seemed to have paid dividends. Gordon Wheatcroft, the new rep has been rep before and has some local issues that need focusing on, and was discussed at the meeting.
February The 7th NW Fred Hill Run,
a yet another very wet and windy day, we managed to entice 50 or so members to
come and show their respect for a man who died fighting for the right to
choose. The 7th Fred Hill was well attended and it was great to see
so many members and affiliated members showing their respect. The traditional
ride through the
Other news from around the region
Manchester MAG has lost it’s meeting place as the Station Pub has closed for business after suffering a quite Christmas period.
We have a willing volunteer in Red Rose MAG who has taken on the web-site and has enrolled at college in order to learn the required skills
I seem to be standing in as Blackpool MAG rep as the position is still vacant although we do have a number of regular and active members who attend most meetings and are willing to help out at events.
In between work and trying to get a new engine in the van, I have been busy getting some MAG MA1 jackets made up and took delivery of the first batch last week. There are two designs, the new logo and the pipes logo, and so far I have had good feedback about the quality of the jackets. They should soon be available for sale through the NW web-site at £25 with a large percentage of that going back into regional funds. If anyone would like more details of the jackets then please ask, and I will send photos of the designs. If I had more room this weekend I would have brought a couple of samples down to NC with me
I am still busy getting information onto the NW web-site (including this report) and would appreciate any feedback?
working at the petrol forecourt the Tesco’s superstore at
. I am not sure if we can do anything about this policy apart from informing our members of the situation and letting them decide if they still want to use the Tesco facilities.
See you all at the weekend,
NW Regional Rep.