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6th Jan 2015 Meeting

Happy new year to everyone,

This coming Tuesday (6th) is our first meeting of 2015 @ The Royal Hotel, Pudsey (LS28 8PR) from 8pm.

We’ve got plenty of things to chat about and the Demo ride to start planning, so why not start the year by coming along and joining in with your local group – without the members involvement there is no group! Tuesday 20th Jan is the Leeds MAG AGM @ The Royal, Pudsey – all positions are up for re election (Leeds MAG Roles On The Committee).

If you’d like to get more involved with the running of Leeds MAG put yourself forward – you’ll be made more than welcome.

We now have tickets for our “Evening with Austin Vince” event on sale. They’re available from Squires Cafe, Leeds MAG meetings or on our website using paypal (oooooo get us getting all posh). For anyone that hasn’t heard of Austin Vince, he did the longest land route (44,000 miles)around the world in the shortest possible time with 6 mates, with no backup, financial support, sat nav etc. and was one of the inspirations for Ewan and Charlie’s Long Way Round trip. For anyone who hasn’t seen one of his talks, you’re in for a treat and we can potentially raise good money for MAG, so your support is needed – at £7.50 its a bargain night out.

The upcoming events list is filling up nicely – again, your support is needed to make all our events a success. Here’s hoping that 2015 brings plenty of dry roads and good riding.

Ride safe

2015 Meetings and Events



18th Jan – Yorkshire MAG and MAP Regional meetings. MAG meeting @ 11 am, MAP meeting at 1 pm. Both held at The Breighton Ferry, Breighton, Bubwith, Selby YO8 6DH.  (Google Maps link)

20th January – Leeds MAG AGM @ The Royal Hotel (LS28 8PR) from 8pm. All positions are up for re-election, so if you fancy helping to run your local MAG group, put yourself forward. Don’t forget to bring your MAG membership card to be allow you to vote


8th February – Leeds MAG Bargain Hunt – a fundraiser with a difference! Pop along at 12 noon to buy one item from Otley car boot sale for a maximum of a fiver. Meet back in “The Bowling Green” pub in Otley town centre at 1.30pm prompt to appraise (take the mickey out of) the purchases. Then each person does their own write up to sell the item and we put them all on eBay. The person that makes the most money will win a prize and all money raised will go to MAG

15th February – Leeds MAG annual Fred Hill run from Squires to The Sun Inn at Norwood. Meeting from 10.30am to leave at 11.30am prompt to ride in convoy to The Sun to remember the sacrifice made by MAG campaigner, Fred in 1984.


21st March – Leeds MAG presents “A right Royal Spring party” from 8pm @ The Royal Hotel (LS28 8PR) Rock DJ, free entry, raffle, great selection of real ales. All profits go to MAG

25th March – Leeds MAG Easter egg run to Lineham Farm childrens centre. Meet at Cardigan Fields car park from 6pm to leave at 6.30 prompt to ride to the farm for 7pm. Bring as many Easter eggs as you want

31st March – 4th Leeds MAG Comedy, Curry and Cake night @ The Cross Keys in Morley from 7.30pm. Tickets £5 from Leeds MAG meetings or on the door


3rd – 6th April – East Leeds Lions Easter Rally full details @

10th-12th April – MAG AGC hosted by the South West Region. Full details as soon as we have them but we will be riding down for it en masse. Camping is available nearby. Should be a fun weekend 😉

18th April 2015 – Leeds MAG presents “An evening with Austin Vince” Before Ewan and Charlie there was Mondo Enduro – 6 mates with DR250’s going around the world on a shoestring. This is the hilarious and inspiring one man show that is sure to get you thinking that maybe you could do “the big trip” (or if not, just laugh your head off at the scrapes encountered along the way) @ Squires from 8pm. Tickets £7.50 at MAG meetings or buy online for £8 + postage. Includes camping – food and bar till late.

24th – 26th April Team Sober’s Newt in Shining Armour full details @


1st, 2nd, 3rd May 2015 – Into The Valley – South Dalton nr Market Weighton – tickets on sale now from

23rd May 2015 – Leeds MAG Demo Ride – May 2015 – Leeds MAG Demo Ride – Meeting at Squires (LS25 5LX) from 12 noon to leave at 1pm prompt to ride through Leeds city centre then head up to The New Inn at Eccup (LS16 8AU) for a bike show, food and drink. Camping is available at £5 which includes a full English breakfast. Fingers crossed for better weather than last years monsoon……


5th, 6th, 7th June – GEMCC Sapphire and Steel Rally @ The Sloop Inn, Temple Hirst, Doncaster, United Kingdom

19th, 20th, 21st June – Farmyard Party – Duncombe Park , Helmsley – tickets on sale now from


New date! 31st July, 1st, 2nd August – Yorkshire pudding Rally – Escrick nr York – tickets on sale from


Coming soon…

Fred Hill Ride – 15th Feb 2015

Fred Hill made his peaceful protest against the helmet law from 1976 until his death on 10th February 1984, in Pentonville prison, aged 74. This was halfway through the last of his 31 prison sentences.

Fred Hill Ride 2015

Fred’s uncompromising stance on the helmet law thrust him to the forefront of riders rights as he refused to wear a helmet or pay the fines for doing so.

It must be remembered that the helmet law on itself is NOT the issue. The issue was and still is the individual’s right to freedom of choice.

MAG’s ethos of let the rider decide is as relevant now as it ever was, especially considering the current EU meddling!

Sunday 15th February 2015

Meeting from 10.30am at Squires Café LS25 5LX  (Google Maps link)

Leaving @ 11.30am prompt to ride to The Sun Inn at Norwood HG3 1SZ (Google Maps link)

The ride is a learner friendly route and everyone is welcome to join us.

Mondo Enduro – An Evening with Austin Vince

Join us at Squires Cafe on 18th April 2015 at 7.30 for an evening with Austin Vince. FREE camping!

Before mobile phones. Before sat navs. Before Ewan & Charlie.
7 friends with 7 bikes had a plan… To ride the world!
No sponsorship, no backup, no factory support, no chance… or was there?
The hilarious & inspiring tale of one of the last true motorcycle adventures

Mondo Enduro Poster

Tickets available in advance or on the door from Squires for £7.50. Over 16s only.

Lineham Farm Christmas Toy Run 2014

Leeds Motorcycle Action Group has a long history of supporting Lineham Farm Childrens Centre near Eccup. Its role is to provide respite breaks and activity holidays for the children of Leeds and the surrounding area.

Our annual Christmas toy run saw eleven bikes meeting on a cold but dry evening at our usual meeting place of Cardigan Fields car park on Kirkstall Road. At the same time another group from the East Leeds Lions (eight bikes) were meeting at the other side of Leeds, the aim being to meet at Lineham Farm.

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After an uneventful ride through the Leeds rush hour we met at Lineham and warmed ourselves with hot coffee and mince pies before a performance from the children in attendance, which everyone enjoyed greatly.
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Then it was through to the lounge and the kids were given a present each which we enjoyed watching them gleefully open. (the surplus presents were given to the following group of kids)

After the presents came the part that always seems to get everyone grinning – letting the kids sit on the bikes. Some brave souls even let the kids rev their bikes or sound their horns.


After 10 minutes or so we all headed back off home with the cheers of the happy kids ringing in our ears.

Thanks must go to all the bikers that made it – Merry Christmas.

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

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

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.