Over 7000 brave poor weather for Farmyard Party

MAG event a success despite poor weather

OVER 7000 hardy bikers braved diabolical weather last weekend to make MAG's 21st Farmyard Party Motorcycle Rally in North Yorkshire. Despite Met. Office warnings of extreme weather in the region, motorcycle riders poured into Duncombe Park close to the town of Helmsley.

Besides being one of the group's major fund raisers, this year's Farmyard Party

provided the launch pad for MAG's new revitalised image. The site, including the

main stage area, was decorated with banners and bunting displaying the new logo and messages which proclaimed MAG as "The Heart and Soul of Biking" and posed the question to people, "Are you passionate enough?"

Significantly, people were queuing up to join MAG. New members and lapsed members were joining because they could see that MAG was broadening its appeal to all bikers of all persuasions. Over 200 brand new memberships were processed over the weekend.

National Chairman Jane Chisholm explained; "MAG is refreshing its image in order to make a bold statement to all motorcyclists that MAG is here for everyone. Whether you ride a twist and go, step though or the latest sports bike, MAG will represent you.

"Anti biking legislation does not differentiate between motorcycle types, we are all

affected and subject to prejudice and misinformation peddled by an anti biking

brigade. The relaunch is a wake up call to all motorcyclists everywhere to come and join us. This is a most exciting time in the development of MAG."