NW Report June-July 2013

7th June: - Board meeting, The Falcon, Warwick.

I attended the Board meeting, minutes at www.mag-uk.org

8th June: - National Committee Meeting, Shrewley.

I attended the MAG NC meetings before and after the MAG AGC, minutes on www.mag-uk.org

20th-23rd June: - Farmyard Party, Helmsley.

Took the raffle bike across and helped out on the MAG stall. Had a chat with Graham the Conti rep and managed to get a new set of tyres donated for the raffle prize.

26th-30th June:- Blackpool MAG Birthday Bash, Blackpool

It was a busy time setting up and running the rally along with plenty of help from NW MAG members and the Farmyard Crew. All in all went very well, very positive feedback received. Not as many attended as was expected and catered for but still enough to cover costs and make around £3k profit. Plans afoot to keep the rally at this level and already booking stuff for next yearís event.


6th July Mid-Life Crisis MCC Bike Show, Irlam

We were asked to run the MAG stand at this event and Bill, the Red Rose Rep took it down and I helped out on the day. MLC are part of the NW Alliance and we are trying to support as many events as we can with the MAG stall.

7th July:- NW MAG Bike Show, Stanley Park, Blackpool

Our annual event was blessed with sunshine and we had around 400 bikes & trikes turn up making £740 profit on the day.

24th July:- NW Alliance Meeting, Last Bastion Brotherhood, St Helens.

It was a very well attended meeting. The Alliance is going from strength to strength in the North West with a strong MAG influence. It is also a good opportunity to get together with the majority of the NW local reps. Next meeting is being hosted by the HA at their clubhouse in Irlam.

2nd-3rd August: - Yorkshire Pudding Rally, Escrick.

Took the raffle bike across and stayed to help out with the MAG stall. Was a good rally and we seemed to take plenty of renewals and a few new members. Lotís of interest in the bike. One chap I was talking to was so impressed by the new Conti twist tyres that itís now wearing that he was going to but a set for his own bike!


Other news from around the region

All groups in the region seem to be functioning well although I have not had much chance to get about to other meetings. Had an enquiry to set up a MAG group in the Irlam area of Manchester, opposite side to the present Manchester group in Ashton. Had a word with the current MAG rep and he is all for it so may soon have two Manchester MAG groups, East & West!

T-shirts and patches still selling on-line, made about £1k profit so far!

As you may be aware I will not be down at Board or NC meetings this weekend. Lost a close friend and we are giving him a good send off tomorrow.

Tony Arrandale alias ďBig TĒ had been a MAG member for 30 years or more but alas had let it slip these last few years. He has always been a big part of Blackpool MAG along with his wife Wendy. It will be a sad day tomorrow but also a hell of a party as fellow bikers are coming from all over the UK and IOM to celebrate Big Tís life.


Best Regards,

Tony Cox
NW Regional Rep.