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Leeds MAG AGM – 20th Jan 2015

Tomorrow is the Leeds MAG AGM at The Royal Hotel (LS28 8PR) from 8pm in the function room upstairs.

I’ve attached the minutes of last years meeting which has all the committee positions on it. I encourage anyone that wants to get involved to step forward and join the team that runs MAG in Leeds and Bradford.

I’ve also updated the events list. Don’t forget that you can order your tickets for our Austin Vince evening (Mondo Enduro – google it) on the Leeds MAG website. It’s sure to be a great evening and will be a great fundraiser for MAG if we can sell out.

Hope to see as many of you as possible tomorrow.

Ride safe
Manny

Bargain Hunt – 8th Feb 2015

Bargain Hunt Poster

Pop along at 12 noon to Otley car boot sale www.otleycarbootsale.co.uk (Google Maps)

Buy one item for a maximum of a fiver.

Meet in “The Bowling Green” pub, 18 Bondgate, Otley, LS21 3AB (Google Maps) at 1.15pm 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.

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
Manny

2015 Meetings and Events

PLEASE NOTE THAT LEEDS MAG WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT ALL OF THESE EVENTS IN SOME CAPACITY. IF YOU FANCY COMING TO ANY EVENT BUT FEEL THAT YOU WON’T KNOW ANYONE / HAVE NO ONE TO RIDE THERE WITH / NO ONE TO CAMP WITH / SHARE A TAXI ETC, JUST DROP US A LINE AS WE’RE ALWAYS HAPPY TO HAVE MORE FOLK JOIN US ON THE SOCIAL SCENE – YOU WON’T REGRET IT 😉

January

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

February

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.

March

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

April

3rd – 6th April – East Leeds Lions Easter Rally full details @ eastleedslions.co.uk

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 @ teamsobermcc.co.uk

May

1st, 2nd, 3rd May 2015 – Into The Valley – South Dalton nr Market Weighton – tickets on sale now from http://www.farmyardparty.com/

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……

June

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 http://www.farmyardparty.com/

July

New date! 31st July, 1st, 2nd August – Yorkshire pudding Rally – Escrick nr York – tickets on sale from http://www.farmyardparty.com/

August

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.

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