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Leeds MAG Meeting – 2nd Dec 2014

Hi everyone,

Tuesday the 2nd is the first Leeds MAG meeting in December @ The Royal (LS28 8PR) from 8pm.

CLick here for the LEEDS MAG EVENTS LIST. We’ve got a couple of new fundraisers organised.

We’re doing a “bargain hunt” challenge on the 8th of February 2015 and also the first of our seasonal parties on the 21st March 2015, so your support on these events is needed to make them a success.

Hope you can make the meeting and the events we’ve got planned.

Ride safe
Manny

Leeds MAG Toy Run – 17th Dec 2014

Assemble at the Cardigan Fields Leisure Complex Car Park, behind McDonalds from 6pm.
Leaving Cardigan Fields LS4 2GD at 6.30 prompt.
Arrive at Lineham Farm Childrens Centre LS16 8AZ at 7pm
Please bring wrapped toys marked boy or girl to a value of approx £6. Bring as many as you like!
All trikes and 2 wheelers welcome, (and cars if the weather is poor).

2014 Toy Run Poster

Leeds MAG Meeting – 18th Nov 2014

Hi everyone,

We’ve got the second meeting of November tomorrow evening from 8pm at The Royal in Pudsey LS28 8PR.

After the disappointing Halloween party turnout we’ve been trying to rehash the parties/events to try to make them more appealing – as such we need input from all members, so please come along and have a say.

We’re still awaiting response from two councillors regarding the bikes in bus lanes campaign – six weeks after the initial letters were sent – which is annoying considering we pay their wages – I’ll keep you all updated on the progress.

Ride safe
Manny

Events: Sept – Oct 2014

Here’s a few dates for your 2014 diary

Tuesday 23rd September 2014Leeds MAG Curry, Cake and Comedy night 3 We’ve got 4 comedians, curry supper and cake to purchase all for the advanced price of a fiver! What a bargain! @ The Cross Keys from 8pm

Saturday 4th OctoberSoberfest IV. 8 bands from 1pm until midnight @ Richmond Hill Community Club, Railway Street, Leeds, LS9 8HB Price £6 adult. £4 kids, two adult tickets for a tenner in advance of the event. Tickets now on sale.

Tuesday 7th October 2014Leeds MAG 1st October meeting
The Royal Hotel, Station Street, Pudsey LS28 8PR. 8pm. Note new venue

Sunday 19th October 2014Yorkshire MAG Regional AGM followed by MAP AGM
The Royal Hotel, Station Street, Pudsey LS28 8PR. 11am. Registration is from 10:15 am.

Tuesday 21st October 2014Leeds MAG 2nd October meeting
The Royal Hotel, Station Street, Pudsey LS28 8PR. 8pm. Note new venue

Saturday 25th October 2014Leeds MAG Halloween party @ The Parkfield Suite, LS28 6BS £5 entry, prize for best fancy dress, rock disco, silly games, raffle etc. Always a great night. The spooky action starts at 8pm.

Upcoming Events

Here’s a few dates for your 2014 diary

Tuesday 1st July 2014- Leeds MAG 1st July meeting
The Cross Keys, Britannia Road, Morley LS27 0AR. 8pm.

11th – 13th July 2014- Team Sober MCC’s Pissed as a Newt Rally
£12 prebook only, Site TBC

Tuesday 15th July 2014- Leeds MAG 2nd July meeting
The Cross Keys, Britannia Road, Morley LS27 0AR. 8pm.

1st – 3rd August 2014- Yorkshire MAG The Yorkshire Pudding Rally Prebook only Tickets now on sale
£20 pre book only. Escrick Park estate, Escrick. North Yorkshire. Tickets available from Leeds MAG meetings

Leeds MAG Comedy, Curry and Cupcake night

At the last Leeds MAG AGM in February, I asked for fresh ideas for fundraising, to stop things getting stale…………step forward Helen Taylor with the idea of a comedy night!
A date of 23rd July was set and Lynn the landlady of our meeting pub offered to make a curry and it was also suggested that, with all the fantastic bakers in the ranks of the Leeds MAG ladies, cupcakes (buns!) would be made and sold. The plan was formed for the inaugural Leeds MAG Comedy, Curry and Cupcake night!
The main comedian, the brilliant Danny Pensive, offered to do an extremely discounted price if we were to include a charity in the recipients of any profit, so it was decided that we would split the money 50/50 between MAG and the NABD.
Helen managed to secure the services of four more comedians over the following few weeks and the interest around the night grew very quickly. On the day, Kate, our treasurer, made ninety six cupcakes and some of the other girls also dusted off their pinnies for the cause. The evening started with me arriving at The Cross Keys to find it turned into a comedy club! Tables and chairs laid out with a sound system in place on the stage.
People started to arrive from very early and soon the car park was overflowing with bikes and cars to the point that people were having to park in the chippy’s car park over the road.
After our MC for the night, Patrick Devine, had got things warmed up nicely we had a set each from two local up and coming comedians, Karl White and Simon D Heaven who both went down well. This was followed by a break for the curry supper, which was fantastic and roundly enjoyed by everyone.
Next up was the deadpan James Christopher and then the main attraction, Danny Pensive who absolutely brought the house down! The night was a roaring success, with lots of happy, smiling faces asking when the next one will be.
When we totted up we made £398 profit, so it was rounded up to make it £200 each for MAG and the NABD. A fantastic effort all round and extremely enjoyable to boot.
See you at the next one……
Manny

Leeds MAG “40 Years of action” day

After a week of wet and windy conditions, we awoke on Saturday 25th May to the weather that we’d ordered, which was blue skies and sunshine.
When we met up at Squires café and the car park was packed!
At 1pm we left in convoy to head to West Leeds Sports and Social club via a circuit of the city centre. Just over 200 bikes and trikes met up with the police escort on the outskirts of Leeds and we were treated to a lap and a half of the city centre loop, with waving pedestrians on every corner, then on to the venue for the days activities.
Upon arrival we all parked up and everyone started shedding the layers to lap up the scorching weather, whilst enjoying a beer and a burger, while the judges got busy choosing the winners of the bike show.
After an afternoon of chilling out the evening party commenced. We had planned a “battle of the bands” but were let down by one band on Thursday and then another on Friday, leaving us with just one new band called “Dirty Vinyl” who agreed to act as a support band at the last minute to the brilliant Suicide Blonde.
Everyone was very impressed with Dirty Vinyl and even more so, when it was announced at the end of their set that it was only their fourth gig! So we booked them for our Halloween party on the spot! – We’ve certainly unearthed a talent.
A rip roaring day was finished off at 3am, with an impromptu and very drunken game of killer (pool) which added another £20 to MAG funds after the winners Dawn and Sid donated their prizes to MAG.
Winners on the day were…… Best bike – Gary Hirst’s R1
Best Trike – Wooley’s Zetec
Best Custom – Anton Mack’s Harley
Best Scooter – Abby Benton’s Sinnis
Gary Strain memorial best in show – Gary Hirst’s R1
The “name the dog” was won by J. Butterfield who took “Shep” home with him!
Many other raffle prizes, donated by local dealers, were found new homes, apart from pink 261-265 and pink 251-255 (contact Manny to claim if you’re a winner)
The biggest winner though was MAG with the day raising just over £600 profit!
Well done to all the bikers who helped on the day and special mentions must go to Team Sober, GEMCC, Huddersfield MAG and the couple from Manchester who stayed all day and rode back home at midnight! Bring on the next 40 years!