10-02-2017 Fields of Dreams for bikers; Booking website opens for three ‘parties with a purpose’
MAG has launched ticket sales for three iconic Yorkshire MAG motorcycle rallies. Pete Walker, who heads up the Yorkshire MAG rallies, has invited all riders in the UK and elsewhere to book their places at Into The Valley,’ ‘Farmyard’ and ‘Yorkshire Pudding’ in the North of England.
Pete says ‘our motto and ethos at the Yorkshire MAG rallies is parties with a purpose, which sums up what our bike rallies mean to us. We put together three big gatherings of like-minded people who come to celebrate the motorcycling lifestyle to the full, partying in beautiful surroundings with more entertainment then ever before and in a safe and secure atmosphere. Our motorcycle rallies are exceptional value for money, and help protect your lifestyle by funding the Motorcycle Action Group. We try to cater for the numerous styles of the motorcycling culture in the UK and abroad, with bikers of all ages and at all stages of their motorcycling life catered for.’
For 2017, the organisers are making significant improvements to the events based on feedback from thousands who responded to a survey with views and suggestions. One change is making limited car passes available for qualified riders who, for whatever reason, would find it too hard to attend on two wheels. Also, if the weather looks like it won’t be ‘bike-friendly,’ there will be an announcement on social media and the website that ticket-holders may arrive by car – so no need to weather-watch.
‘So, if you want to party with a purpose,’ adds Pete, ‘and help keep your lifestyle alive for those coming of age to carry it on into the future, choose MAG rallies; choose a future for motorcycling; choose life on two wheels and celebrate it in some Yorkshire fields of dreams.
We WILL build it. Will YOU come?’
Contact MAP at 0800 988 3199 or www.farmyardparty.com
Notes on the Yorkshire MAG rallies
INTO THE VALLEY RE-INVENTED: 28th-30th April North Yorkshire
This event moves to a more sheltered, and warmer, location. There are high walls keeping the wind off the camping area and two large, linked, heated brick-built Victorian Barns, one of which will be the main bar and eating area, open 24 hours a day. The entertainment begins on Friday afternoon. Beer is priced from £2.00 a pint throughout the weekend. There will also be a limited number of car passes available so those who are not able to ride to the event for whatever reason can still attend. The event will also make provision for car travel if the weather is against us – watch for announcements on social media and at www.farmyardparty.com
Pre-book event. Full weekend tickets: £25. Saturday-only tickets: £18 (limited number available). Kids: FREE (must be pre-booked). Car Passes (limited): £20. PLEASE NOTE: copy of driving licence with full bike entitlement required to obtain a car pass.
FARMYARD PARTY: 16th-18th June
Helmsley, North Yorkshire
This giant of a rally, now in its 31st year, is the “jewel in the crown”
of the rally calendar. This year the music is even more diverse, and with more acoustic sounds, starting early on Friday afternoon. We’ve also got additional motorcycle-related events over the weekend. With over thirty acts, the famous Smacked Arse comedy show courtesy of Rick Hulse, and three options for camping – the field with fires, the one without and the ‘glamping village’ – this is set to be the most eclectic Farmyard yet in the rally’s history.
Full weekend tickets: £37 pre-book, £50 on the gate. Thursday: £5 BUT
can only be booked with full weekend ticket. Saturday-only ticket: £25
(limited number available). Kids: FREE (must be pre-booked). Car Passes (limited): £20. PLEASE NOTE: copy of driving licence with full bike entitlement required to obtain a car pass. Call 0800 988 3199. If the weather is poor, we’ll allow riders to arrive by car – watch for announcements on social media and at www.farmyardparty.com
YORKSHIRE PUDDING: 4th-6th August
Escrick, near York
This rally still sells out on pre-book ticket sales so it’s a case of first-come, first-served. It has two marquees for entertainment, one hosting a big stage with bands playing both nights, and a comedy show during the day on Saturday. It also boasts great traders, top-class food and exceptionally clean facilities.
Pre-book event. Full weekend tickets: £25. Saturday-only tickets: £18 (limited number available). Kids: FREE (must be pre-booked). Car passes will not be permitted, apart from Blue Badge holders.
To book or make enquiries, call 0800 988 3199 or visit the website: www.farmyardparty.com