NW Report December - January 2015
Attended the NC meeting in Warwick, minutes on www.mag-uk.org
Quite a change to this year’s annual event but all went well on the MAG Stand. Around a dozen new and renewed members, three promises of corporates and advertising revenue for the Road. Met up with Lib Dem MP John Leech on the Friday night and he attended the show on the Saturday. Lembit was a star again, engaging with the public and fellow traders. Exhausting weekend but well worth it. Sold a fair bit of merchandise and with the memberships taken, MAG did ok out of it.
A very productive meeting with plenty of issues discussed. Along with the General Election there are a number of local council elections happening on the same day and we are planning on entering a number of candidates from the Motorcycle Alliance Party in these. I am considering standing for Fylde. A couple of members from the Lancashire Scooter Alliance were in attendance and are putting on a charity run back end of March “2 Wheels in Unison”. They asked if it could be promoted through the NW Motorcycle Alliance which was accepted by everyone and welcomed them on board, bringing the motorcyclists and scooter riders closer together.
This year’s run was very well attended with representation from many affiliated clubs across the region. Great speech from NW Political Officer, Bill Green with prayers and an amusing tale from Bishop Michael at Blackburn Cathedral. The event was rounded off by a ride through the Lancashire countryside in freezing fog, back to the Charles Napier for food and drink.
· Salford MAG are going from strength to strength and now have their own dedicated meeting room at the Duke of York in Eccles where we will be hosting the NW AGM in a few weeks. They are also planning on holding a MAG fundraising Rock night on the 6th March which I will be attending.
· I have not heard a lot from Wirral MAG for a while and need to pay a visit when time allows, as with Morecambe MAG. Red Rose is still functioning well and I get regular updates from Manchester MAG rep, Jimmy Torrence.
· Between myself and Bill Green, we are still managing to get the monthly NW newsletter out and getting some good feedback from it, a very worthwhile task.
Tony Cox, NW Regional Rep.