Wakefield MAG October 2019 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) Yorkshire MAG AGM
2) MAG Annual General Conference
3) October Rideout
4) 2020 Rallies
5) Bingo Night
6) Yorkshire MAG Mugs
7) Wakefield MAG Christmas Raffle
9) Wakefield MAG 16th Annual Bikers Quiz Nite
10) Forthcoming Events (for October and beyond)

1) Yorkshire MAG AGM

The Yorkshire Region Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Sunday 22nd September at The Royal Hotel (Leeds MAG's HQ), Pudsey, LS28 8PR at 10:00 am. Wakefield MAG was represented at the Yorkshire AGM by Rep Steve Travis, Deputy Rep, Chas Milner, and Political Officer, Ian Whittaker. There are currently 945 paid up MAG members in the Yorkshire Region (up from 910 a couple of years ago), of which 82 are Wakefield members (designated by having a WF postcode), itself, consistent for the last couple of years.

It was agreed that a Yorkshire wide survey of members will be conducted to determine what the membership want from the Region. This will be launched shortly, and in the meantime, if you have any ideas for what to ask the Yorkshire membership, and any questions for the survey, we would be delighted to hear from you.

All committee posts were up for election, so your Yorkshire Region Committee for 2019/20 is:

Membership & Clubs remains with each branch to manage.

The Tony Berry Memorial Trophy was posthumously awarded to Justine Travis, Wakefield MAG's long standing Finance Officer, who sadly died of Ovarian Cancer on 31st May 2019.

Finally, a raffle held at the AGM raised £75 for MAG funds.

2) MAG Annual General Conference

Check out the event report Here.

3) October Rideout

The October Rideout is on Sunday 13th October. The destination will be decided at the meeting on Wednesday 10th October. However, wherever we go, we can promise it will be a Learner friendly route, spectacular scenery guaranteed, as is 10,000 acres of clear blue sky (honest !!!) and all are welcome. Put the date in your diary and keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for the destination. This will be our last organised rideout of 2019.

Usual meeting place and time - Meet 8:30am (leaving at 09:00am) at Redbeck Cafe, 339 Doncaster Road, Crofton, Wakefield, WF4 1RT. Hope to see you there.

4) 2020 Rallies

Tickets for the 2020 Yorkshire MAG Rallies are NOW ON SALE !!!

The confirmed dates for 2020 are:

Into The Valley and Yorkshire Pudding sold out last year (again) so book early and make sure you don't miss out.

Tickets will be available to buy as a Christmas gift, if you want this option then please put 'gift' in the ORDER NOTES section when ordering online, further details on this will be released very shortly - keep an eye on the booking and information site: www.mapevents.co.uk.

The branch will recieve it's allocation of tickets for sale at our weekly meetings early in the new year (if you buy from us you save on the booking and postage fees). However, if you do want to give rally tickets as a Christmas Present, then you will need to order these on-line at the above link.

5) Bingo Night

Oct 2019 Bingo Night

Eyes Down for another Fun Filled Night of Bingo !!! Cash and Prize Bingo, and lot's of hilarity guaranteed. All profits to the MAG Fighting Fund. The excitement starts at 20:00 at the Grey Horse, Kirkgate, Wakefield, on Wednesday 30th October.

Hope to see you there.

6) Yorkshire MAG Mugs

Yorkshire MAG Mugs

Look at these mighty fine beverage vessels ..... We have a stock of these for sale at the branch meetings and they are a snip at £5, with the profits going into the MAG coffers. Comment if you want one (or more, hell, why not have a set to go with your dinner service), and I'll bring them down to the Wednesday meetings. They would also make jolly nice stocking fillers for Christmas ... Just saying ;-)

7) Wakefield MAG Christmas Raffle

We are hosting a Christmas Raffle for 2019 with the chance to win a luxury hamper plus other prizes. The tickets are being printed and should be available to buy from mid-October. Tickets will be £1 each (although Chas prefers to sell a book at a time for £5 ;-) and will be drawn at the Wakefield MAG meeting on Wednesday 11th December at 20:30. All proceeds to the MAG Fighting Fund for the on-going protection of your freedom to ride your motorcycle. Please buy some and let's boost the MAG coffers.


The date for the AGM of MAP regarding the Into the Valley, Farmyard Party and the Yorkshire Pudding is going to be on Saturday the 12th of October. It is going to be held at Beverley Cricket Club, Recreation Park Ln (off Norwood), Beverley HU17 9HW. There will be camping and rooms available at local B&Bs. If you wish to camp over, breakfast can be purchased on Sunday morning at Jayne and Grahams cafe a short walk or ride away with free bike parking in the market square, it's a very nice cafe called Cafe V and opens at 9am. Graham is putting a Yorkshire MAG special full breakfast for £5.00.

The MAP meeting MAP will start at 1.30pm and will consist of the company AGM, Donation to MAG, and a debrief of the 3 rallies. This will finish for around tea time and then will have entertainment on the night with a solo artist Adam Lynch and then a bunch of nutters called Black Kez whilst sinking a few beers in celebration of Anji's Birthday and a job well done.

MAP will supply the tea / coffee and lunch from 12.00 pm on the Saturday.

The organisers need to know numbers for both the AGM and also the night time party that everyone is invited to attend. Please confirm via email (Marshal Admin) before the 8th of October.

N.B. The MAP AGM is restricted to event marshals only of the ITV, FYP & YPR Yorkshire MAG (MAP) rallies.

9) Wakefield MAG 16th Annual Bikers Quiz Nite

Quiz flyer

The legendary and hugely popular Wakefield MAG Bikers Quiz Nite is coming up very soon !!!

The quiz will be held at 8:00pm on Wednesday 27th November 2019 at the Grey Horse, Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 4EJ. We wont mess with a winning formula so it's the same tried and tested 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). The quiz is hotly contested throughout Yorkshire and the prestigious roll of honour is:

Who will win in 2019 ? .... Leeds Again Probably !

Open to All. £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 just for a change ....... All proceeds to the MAG Fighting Fund ;-)

10) Forthcoming Events (for October and beyond)

Saturday 12th October - Magic Action Promotions Annual General Meeting

See Above.

Sunday 13th October - Wakefield MAG Rideout (Destination: TBA)

See Above. Meet 8:30am (leaving at 09:00am) at Redbeck Cafe, 339 Doncaster Road, Crofton, Wakefield, WF4 1RT.

Wednesday 30th October - Bingo

See Above. 20:00 in the Grey Horse, Kirkgate, Wakefield

Sunday 10th November - Remembrance Sunday

Wakefield MAG will be attending en-masse the City of Wakefield Remembrance Sunday Memorial Service on Sunday 10th November. We have attended this service for more years now than we care to remember, to honour the fallen from our own area, in our own area. We will again be laying a Wakefield MAG wreath at the war memorial, that we have on order from the Royal British Legion. Following the Wakefield Service, we will be attending (at the invitation of the RBLR), the parade and service in nearby Mirfield - The role of the motorcyclists, is to lead the procession through Mirfield, with the marching bands, service personnel, cadets, veterans, and everyone else following on behind. The remembrance parade culminates in an afternoon service at Mirfield War Memorial. The Mirfield parade usually gets covered in the BBC Look North News that evening.
We will remember them
Meet 10:50 (or earlier) at the Wood Street War Memorial in Wakefield for the City of Wakefield Remembrance Sunday Memorial Service. We will then be riding over to the Old Colonial pub in Mirfield, to meet up at 13:00ish with the Royal British Legion Riders (RBLR). We will be leaving the pub at 13:30 for a ride to the Mirfield parade which starts at 14:00, followed by the service at Mirfield War Memorial. As a thank you for attending, food is laid on afterwards at the Old Colonial by landlord Tim. Hope you can attend both and let's have a big turnout of bikes to honour the fallen from all armed conflicts, and to show our respect.

Wednesday 27th November - Wakefield MAG 16th Annual Bikers Quiz Nite

See Above. 20:00 in the Grey Horse, Kirkgate, Wakefield

Saturday 7th December - Wakefield MAG Christmas Do

A date for your diary. Venue TBC (but don't be surprised if it's the Smokehouse BBQ on Wood Street again ;-)

See the events page for further details and more !!!

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

Ride Safe .. Ride Free
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.