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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!