NW Report April-May 2012
I attended the NC meetings and AGC held at Chiltern Aerodrome
Minutes of meeting will be available
The forum is planning a number of events through the biking season to engage with bikers at various meetings to promote the RSBS initiative. I used the meeting to discuss the possibility of another MAG Demo run with Lancashire Police and got a very positive response.
I took my car in for an MOT and noticed that they have started to do Motorbikes. On talking to the proprietor, we struck a deal that they would MOT MAG member’s Bikes for a discounted price of £22, and we will promote their services by NW MAG website. Next step is to see if I can sign them up as corporate members. The garage provides a good service; 10 days free re-test, and will change bulbs FOC during MOT if needed.
I attended this event with Blackpool MAG rep Phil
McGladdery. We spoke with the organisers of the
The intention is to vary the meeting place to show support at the different MC/MCC meeting places and club houses. The Petres Arms is the meeting place of the A59ers MCC. I informed the attendees of the planned Demo run. We had an update on the Motorcycle Alliance Political Party (MAP) and where we are up to with memberships etc.
Once again it was a brilliant rally. We picked up 18 memberships over the two day rally and many more who pledged to join on line. I had some interesting discussions with both MC & MCC members over the EU situation and the planned demo.
I went across to watch the Road Racing but also to make
contact with Steven, the Ballymoney MAG Rep. I got the impression from Steven
that he is feeling pressurised into taking on the role of Regional Rep for
Oh, and the racing was brilliant!
This was a very well attended
meeting with representatives from many MCCs and MCs
including the Red & Whites. I got up on my perch and gave a heartfelt spiel
about supporting MAG in its fight against the proposed EU legislation. I
pointed out that we have
It was another good rally. There was plenty of interest shown in the MAG Stand and a handful of memberships taken. Had a useful discussion with members of Morecambe & District MCC about the situation with Morecambe & Lancaster MAG which is detailed below. Also had a discussion about the possibility of holding the next AGC in the NW with members of an affiliated group in the Lancaster Area. We will make some inquiries and see if it is feasible.
Blackpool MAG doing well and getting all geared up for the
FFF Rally in a few weeks. Manchester MAG still meeting with a few members in
attendance as is Red Rose MAG. Wirral & Chester MAG have changed location
to the Egremont Ferry Pub on the Wirral as they were
not feeling welcome at the Crown. I have had no contact for a while now from
the Morecambe and Lancaster MAG Rep and have come to the conclusion that he has
given up on the group and the meetings are not taking place. At the Leyland
Eagles Rally, I was talking to Kevin Hyde of MAD MCC, who has volunteered to
take over as MAG Rep and host the MAG meetings before the MAD MCC meetings at
See you all at the weekend,
NW Regional Rep.