MAG was out in force at the Manchester Motorcycle Show on the weekend of 22nd-23rd March.
Staffing the stand were Tony, Joe, Mark and Phil from Blackpool MAG, along with help from Bill Green, the Red Rose MAG Rep and local biking phenomenon Jimmy Torrence, the Manchester MAG Rep. On Sunday, MAG’s Director of Comms & Public Affairs called in, and met a large number of representatives of the local and national motorcycle industry.
Lembit said ‘the Manchester MAG team are astoundingly efficient. Jimmy even gave me a lift to the show, and seemed to have a magic trick that made the traffic disappear on arrival and departure. Tony Cox and the team were fantastic at running a very lively stand, and almost a queue to buy raffle tickets for the motorbike prize. I often feel that Manchester is a role model in effective MAG campaigning, and I’m finding myself making the trip there ever more often – simply because they’ve got so many things going on.’
Tony adds, ‘I think we did have a good show. Lots of people have noticed the campaigning work that’s been going on. For example, many of the riders there had heard about us stopping the dangerous roundabout scheme in Bedford, and there was a general sense that MAG was getting on with things. I’m glad Lembit was able to call through. He’d been on the South Coast in the New Forest for another MAG event the day before, but fair’s fair, he said he’d turn up and he did. I’m feeling we’re doing well at getting ourselves out there. That’s something I hope will continue.’
Lembit added that he’s determined to make sure no part of the country is neglected. ‘If there’s something going on, let us know at HQ. If we can make it we will. I mean, going to biking events as part of my work is hardly a hardship – especially when everyone’s got their roles so well sorted! I left the Manchester Bike Show feeling very encouraged to be serving such a well organised and focussed team.’