TRF:Hi Mario. It's been a busy year for you and the rest of the Directors. Some of our members might not know what the situation is with our affiliation with MAG. Can you let us know what's going on?
Sure. The TRF have partnerships with a range of organisations whose values are closely aligned with our own, such as the Land Access & Recreation Association (LARA) and the Auto Cycle Union (ACU). The TRF board of Directors voted to expand this partnership to include Motorcycle Action Group (MAG).
TRF:Who is MAG? Why would the TRF look to affiliate with them?
Mario:Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) campaigns to protect and promote the interests and rights of all motorcycle riders, including trail riders. We were particularly interested in their heritage of campaigning, it was a good fit for what the direction that the TRF are currently is trying to achieve.
TRF:What are the benefits to our members? Does it change anything on a day to day basis?
Mario:Day to day it's business as usual. TRF members will be heading out on their trail bikes to enjoy Green Roads. A lot of MAG's influence is made at a political level. However, in addition to this TRF members will now have access to MAG member benefits, which include:
Bikesure Bike Insurance
A full list can be accessed here.
TRF:What does the MAG get out of being affiliated to us?
TRF:What's coming up for the TRF? Any big news we can get a sneak preview of?