Wakefield MAG October 2011 Newsletter

Dear Wakefield MAG member,

Welcome to the Wakefield MAG e-newsletter. If you can't attend our Wednesday meetings regularly, it's the next best thing to keep you up to date with what we are up to.


1) Cadwell Park Racing Rideout
2) National Demo (EU Hands Off Biking !!) Report
3) VJMC Show Presentation Evening
4) 10th Birthday Party
5) Wakefield MAG Christmas Do
6) Yorkshire AGM
7) 8th Biker Quiz Nite
8) MAP Donation
9) Forthcoming Events (for October and beyond)

1) Cadwell Park Racing Rideout

Check out the rideout report Here

2) National Demo (EU Hands Off Biking !!) Report

Check out the demo report Here

There is a critical vote by the MEP committee discussing these draconian EU Regulations, at the start of October. This demo, was to raise awareness of the sheer strength of feeling against this legislation and it has achieved that in spades. However, we now need as many people as possible to contact their MEP's and get them to support our call for this legislation to be rejected.

Your MEPs for Electoral Area Yorkshire & the Humber are as follows:

Edward McMillan-Scott
Boston Lodge
42 High Street
Boston Spa
North Yorkshire
LS23 6EA

Telephone: 01937 583 699
Email: edward.mcmillan-scott@europarl.europa.eu
Website: www.emcmillanscott.com
National Political Party: Liberal Democrats

Linda McAvan
Labour Constituency Office
79 High Street
South Yorkshire
S63 7Q

Telephone: 01709 875665
Email: lindamcavan@lindamcavanmep.org.uk
Website: www.lindamcavanmep.org.uk
National Political Party: Labour Party

Godfrey Bloom
108 Main Street
North Yorkshire

Telephone: 01757 630778
Email: gbloom@ukip.org
Website: www.godfreybloommep.co.uk
Website: www.ukip-ynl.org.uk
National Political Party: UK Independence Party

Diana Wallis
PO Box 176
East Yorkshire
HU15 1UX

Telephone: 01482 666898
Email: diana@dianawallismep.org.uk
Website: www.dianawallismep.org.uk
National Political Party: Liberal Democrats

Timothy Kirkhope
Beechwood Farm
Main Street
North Yorkshire

Telephone: 00 322 284 7321 EU Office
Email: timothy.kirkhope@europarl.europa.eu
Website: www.kirkhope.org.uk
National Political Party: Conservative Party

Andrew Brons
PO Box 116
LS27 9WW

Telephone: 01924 820946
Email: andrew.brons@europarl.europa.eu
Website: www.andrewbronsmep.eu
National Political Party: British National Party

Full details of the draconian EU legislation are outlined in the April 2011 newsletter

You may also wish to sign the on-line petition against anti-tampering measures on motorcycles: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/5334

Oh, and if you are reading this and are not already a MAG member, now is to time to join. More members means more lobbying power means more protection to allow you to continue to enjoy the lifestyle you know and love !!!

3) VJMC Show Presentation Evening

Check out the event report Here

4) 10th Birthday Party

A slight change to our 10th Birthday Party arrangements as advertised in last months newsletter.

The party is still on Saturday 14th January 2012, but instead of a band we are having a rock disco and karaoke (for those brave / drunk enough). The venue has also changed and will be our much loved HQ, the Grey Horse. Oh, and another notable change ... the party is FREE entry to all Wakefield MAG members and friends !!!!!

Come along and celebrate the most momentous occasion of Wakefield MAG's 10th Birthday !!!

5) Wakefield MAG Christmas Do

Wakefield MAG's 2011 Christmas Do will be held on Saturday 3rd of December (quite scarily close !!!!). This year we are going for a lunchtime Chinese 'All You Can Eat' buffet, at the Chinese Buffet in Trinity Walk. We will meet for the buffet at 13:00, then, following the buffet, we are going to do the 'world famous' Westgate Walk pub crawl, in the afternoon, starting in town, and working our way down Westgate. This gives lots of options for just coming for the meal, joining us at one of the Westgate Walk pubs, or both !!!!

The lunchtime buffet costs £6.95. Let me know as soon as possible if you want to come along to the buffet as we need numbers for the booking, which we will making in the next couple of weeks.

Hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there !!!! It already promises to be a scream.

6) Yorkshire AGM

The Yorkshire Region MAG Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 22nd October at Barnsley Rugby and Football Club (where Barnsley MAG meet), Shaw Lane, Barnsley, S70 6HZ. Meeting from 13:00 with the official proceedings starting at 13:30.

The AGM is your opportunity to hear about all the regions great achievements, as well as have a say in how the region is run. It's also the opportunity to vote for the forthcoming years regional officers:

Hope to see you there. 75 branch points awarded to all Wakefield MAG members who attend the AGM.

7) 8th Biker Quiz Nite

Our hotly contested annual biker quiz nite is at 8:00pm on Wednesday 23rd November 2011 at the Grey Horse, Kirkgate, Wakefield. Continuing last years popular revised format, there will be 60 questions, 30 of which will be motorcycle related and 30 will be general knowledge (but there will be a bike related link / theme somewhere, however tenuous).

Will Wakefield MAG win back the trophy from Sheffield & Rotherham MAG, last years winners (on the sudden death tie break question !!!). Can Leeds MAG win back the trophy which was theirs for five years on the trot ? Come along and find out !!!!!

£1 entry fee p.p. Team (Max. 5) or individual entry. Great prizes for the winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd), plus booby prize for the least number of correct answers and a FREE buffet at half time !!!!

Spread the word and I hope to see you there. Let's pack the place to the rafters !!! All proceeds to the MAG Fighting Fund.

8) MAP Donation

Magic Action Promotions (MAP), the events arm of Yorkshire MAG, which hosts the ITV, FYP & YPR bike rallies, take great pleasure in telling you we will be donating £70k to MAG (UK) and a further £5K to the Yorkshire region. This beats the 2010 donation so we have obviously done something right this year. We have kept some funds back to look after the company and a bit for just in case, but hopefully we will be able to donate that when we start selling tickets for the 2012 events in the new year.

These donations are vital for MAGs political lobbying activities, and indeed, for keeping MAG in the black in these difficult economic times.

The next MAP meeting is on the 6th of November and will be discussing the events in 2012 and to agree those pressing items that need to be sorted soon for the advertising etc. The meeting will be held at the Brighton Ferry Pub, Brieghton, Nr Selby, North Yorks, YO86DH, starting at 13:00 prompt. Tea and Coffee will be provided and bar meals they will be available on the day.

Every MAG member is more than welcome to attend the meeting and see how the MAP events are run, its more the merrier and MAP welcome you taking more of an interest or active role.

9) Forthcoming Events (for October and beyond)

Saturday 22nd October - Yorkshire AGM

See Above.

Friday 28th October - Leeds MAG Halloween Party

8:00pm - 11:00pm at the Parkfield Suite, 8 Parkfield Terrace, Stanningley, Leeds, LS28 6BS (10 mins walk from New Pudsey Train Station). Live Band (Little Rock). Beer £2.50 pint, Premium Beers £3. 200 Limit - Tickets £5 (available at the Wakefield MAG meetings), or pay on door if still available. Optional Fancy Dress - Prize for the best

Sunday 6th November - MAP Meeting

See Above. The meeting will be held at the Brighton Ferry Pub, Brieghton, Nr Selby, North Yorks, YO86DH, starting at 13:00 prompt.

Sunday 13th November - Wakefield MAG at the City of Wakefield Memorial Sunday Parade & Service

As we have for several years running now, we will be attending the City of Wakefield Memorial Sunday Parade & Service at the Wood Street War Memorial, to pay our respects. Meet from 10:30 onwards by the Queen Victoria statue, opposite Wood Street War Memorial

Wed 23rd November - Wakefield MAG 8th Annual Bikers Quiz Nite

See Above.

Saturday 3rd December - Wakefield MAG Christmas Do

See Above.

That's all for this month and I hope to see you all soon.

Ride Safe
Steve Travis
Wakefield MAG
0772 078 4734

Wakefield MAG meet at the Grey Horse, Kirkgate, Wakefield at 8:30pm every Wednesday. New (and Old) faces are always welcome.