Event Reports

13th Yorkshire Pudding Rally - Friday 5th - Sunday 7th August 2016

What a cracking rally .... the Yorkshire Pudding Rally never fails to disappoint, and the 13th YPR lived up to expectations ... and then some.

A few of us arrived on the Thursday evening, and set up in our little Wakefield MAG village, just next to the main gate.

Wakefield MAG Village

Martin from Leeds MAG camped up in our village too, hoping to get a bit of piece and quiet as he had some night marshalling shifts ..... oh dear, not a huge amount of piece and quiet was going to be had camping next to a partying Wakey crew ... Schoolboy Error Martin !!!

Most of our members did some marshalling shifts on the Friday, whilst still leaving ample time for liquid refreshment and enjoyment of the many delights and attractions on offer.

Dave doing a marshalling stint on the gate

MAP excelled themselves with the attractions this year by organising a flypast by a WWII Lancaster bomber. Actually ..... they didn't organise this, but it was still a magnificent sight (and sound).

The Flypast

Saturday involved a wander into the village for liquid refreshment for a good number of our contingent.


Others had marshal shifts to cover, including Steve & Justine on the Bike Show.

Bike Show

Over 30 bikes entered the show and the quality was outstanding. If you think you recognise the Triumph Speed Triple with knobbly tyres, you aren't wrong, as it won Best in show at our Wakefield MAG May Day Gala Bike Show back in May.

Saturday evening was a blurred and hazy mix of bands and banter, all washed down by several pints of foaming real ale ... the Real Ale bar was very popular, and ran out of most barrels by mid evening.

In the main marquee

Sunday we all descended en-masse to a cafe near the York Designer Outlet .... not cheap, but probably the best cooked breakfast near a rally site, probably ever !!!!

All in all, another cracking YPR, great weather, great company, a great and memorable weekend with the Wakefield MAG family.

A huge thanks to the many Wakefield MAG members who helped marshal the event over the weekend, as these events cant run without all the volunteer marshals and their heroic and most splendid efforts.