NW Report October-November 2013

11th October:– MAG UK Board The Falcon, Warwick.

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

12th October: - National Committee meeting, Shrewley Village Hall

I attended the MAG NC meeting, minutes on www.mag-uk.org

13th October:- Hercules Charity Run Preesall-> Ravenglass

Once again I was asked to arrange the road marshalling of this event with the help of other NW MAG members and the Lancashire & Lakes Blood Bikes. It was an excellent day out, loads of money raised for the chosen charity which this year was Lancashire & Lakes Blood Bikes. Good PR for MAG and also good to work with the BB team and building a good working relationship. Also signed up one of the Blood Bike Riders.

30th October: NW Motorcycle Alliance Meeting, British Bulldogs MCC.

It was a well attended meeting on a very wet evening. Jimmy, the Manchester MAG Rep has acquired the street sign from the street that Frank Gallagher use to live on in the Shameless TV set. The NWMA are auctioning it off next year, proceeds to be split Blood Bikes and NABD.

31st October: Launch of Salford Area MAG,

It was a good turnout for the launch of the new group in the Salford Area and I would like to think that this has come about by associations made within the NW Alliance meetings. Steve “Blayz” Blay ran the meeting well and the majority of attendees were from the local area so hopefully this group will continue to get good attendance.

2nd November: Blackpool MAG Bonfire & Halloween Party.

Atrocious weather conditions but still the people came to party. It was an excellent performance on stage by Massive Wagons. There were loads of great fancy dress costumes. The bonfire was lit but we had to put it out as the winds were too strong and the fireworks were a nightmare to set off. Raised a couple of hundred quid for the MAG coffers

24th November NW MAG AGM

All the usual suspects re-elected apart from NW Sectary Gillian Beautyman who stood down and Gayle Gibson stood forward. The meeting was observed by Neil Liversidge and it was a good turnout with plenty of discussion. NW funds are doing well with over a grand profit having been made through the sale of products through the year, mainly 40th Anniversary T-shirts and patches.

27th November NW Alliance meeting, Broadfield Arms, Leyland

Another very well attended meeting at the the home of Millenium 2000 BC. It is good to see the majority of MCs and MCCs from the NW working together to support each others events

Other news from around the region

It’s been a busy few months. It is great to have a new group starting up in the Salford area and hope to support as much as I can. Very busy at work and have very limited spare time but trying to keep up with MAG commitments. T-shirts and patches still selling well and a fresh stock ready for the G-Mex Bike show in January. We have done a contra deal again this year with the show organisers and have a FOC 6x6m pitch and the MAG logo on the show flyers in exchange for publicising the events around the region.

The NW Motorcycle Alliance goes from strength to strength and it is great for the clubs in the region who participate.

Tony Cox
NW Regional Rep.