Event Reports

Wakefield MAG May Day Bike Show - Monday 6th May 2024

Wakefield MAG May Day Bike Show
Wakefield May Day Gala

Our advance party arrived at the site at 09:00am to set up our MAG stand, in the same prominent spot as we have used for a good number of years: an elevated slightly sloping plot above the main arena, highly visible from the entire site, and conveniently next to the access road.

We quickly erected our stand and our sail flag and populated the stand with lots of MAG promotional material, leaflets, posters, copies of the Road magazine, and a few Wakefield MAG products for sale.

Wakefield MAG May Day Bike Show
Wakefield MAG May Day Bike Show
Wakefield MAG May Day Bike Show

We also set out our tombola game, raffling prizes most of the branch had donated. The Haynes 'Build an Engine' kit was very kindly donated to the tombola by a random stranger who just walked up to our stand and said 'you can have this, hope it makes you some money' - awesome !!!

This year we had invested in some better trophies for the show winners - wooden shield and plaques as opposed to certificates in frames as we have used in previous years.

Wakefield MAG May Day Bike Show

So, with our stand all set up, we then waited for the show entrants to start rolling in. And roll in they did from about 10:30 onwards, lots of coming and goings throughout the day and at one point we counted 35 bikes in attendance.

Some bikes in the Show

The bike show judging started around 2:00pm and we had 6 show winners and an Overall Best in Show to find. We had a panel of 3 judges this year, but as always, the judges decisions were difficult (downright impossible !!) as there was some quality machinery on display, but we eventually came up with a consensus. With the winners decided, it was time for the prize giving at 2:30pm .... cue drum roll: