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Welcome... I am delighted to welcome you to our latest issue of Sandal Living and the opening of Sandal Huddersfield. We have dedicated a number of pages within this edition to tell you about the incredible facilities that we have to offer our customers. Before you read it for yourself I must say that the Dealership exceeds all of our expectations and really does make a stunning gateway into Huddersfield. Huge accreditation must go to Tim Simons, Finance Director of Sandal who has overseen the project from start to finish.

Page 4 - 5 The stunning new Sandal Huddersfield Dealership Page 8 Made for the road, the new BMW 1 Series 3-door Page 9 Unreserved Luxury with the new BMW 7 Series Saloon Jason Carter, Operations Director

The planning of the new Dealership started when Sandal took over Almondbury in 2008 and we’ve worked incredibly hard to achieve the wonderful facility. Four years of planning certainly has been worth the wait. Please read for yourself on the next couple of pages but I urge you to call in and have a look yourself.

Page 10 - 14 A drive and stay to West Tanfield Page 16 History within reach at Sandal. The Olympic torch arrives at Sandal. Page 17 New BMW Approved Used Car App’s Page 18

As impressive as the facilities are, as a privately owned business our customers satisfaction is of the upmost importance. As always, you will receive a warm welcome at both our Dealerships, however, I am sure that we can always improve and I welcome your thoughts on how we can do so. If you do have any suggestions please email me at jasoncarter@sandalbmw.net

Introducing the new BMW 3 Series Touring

The opening of the new Huddersfield Dealership coincided with the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games of which the BMW Group were the official automotive partner. The games were a tremendous success and it has shown how ‘great’ Great Britain is. Now we have the Paralympics to look forward to, please look out for our sponsored Paralympian, Hannah Cockroft who is a strong candidate for a medal. Hannah is someone who has so much passion for her sport and we are really delighted to be able to support her. She was the first athlete to break a world record in the London 2012 stadium and has made the into Team GB.

Page 20 All Stand Please For The Mini Horn Section MINI Clubvan is go

To embrace the success of the games BMW has brought out a range of offers and as always Sandal have enhanced these further. We have highlighted some of these within this edition. These offers do make very attractive reading, especially when you consider you can drive a new BMW 116d Sport for only £280 deposit and £280 per month, just in time for the new '62' plate registration. MINI was also very heavily involved with the games under the Team GB banner. It was great to see a MINI in the opening ceremony, a real crowd pleaser. In addition the electric radio controlled MINI’s transporting some of the equipment around the arena were a great feature. As the games have closed, MINI have also introduced some finance plans with APR’s as low as 3.9%, please see later in this edition for full details. The opening of Sandal Huddersfield brings an additional advantage in terms of BMW and MINI Approved Used Cars. Huddersfield now has the ability to display more cars so Sandal are in an even stronger position to negotiate better prices and therefore pass these savings onto you, our customers. As always we are looking for BMW and MINI models so if you are considering selling your vehicle please contact John Kuster on 07834 163 753 I hope you enjoy reading this magazine and would ask if you use the companies advertising within, to let them know you saw their advert in Sandal Living. It's great to see some returning advertisers and I welcome some new ones. I know that the next issue is already filling up but if you would like to promote your business through Sandal Living please contact Greg Stainton on 01924 433500 to discuss the opportunity further. I look forward to welcoming you into our Dealerships soon and also hearing your feedback.

Page 19 Sandal Living....MINI The new Huddersfield MINI Dealership

Page 21 Like Us, Visit Us, Follow Us. Page 22 Spot on driving light offer MINI Scoops top prize Page 24 The BMW Ultimate Drive Event. Page 27 Sandal’s annual golf days Page 28 London 2012 Lifestyle Collection Page 30 - 31 Sandal Fashion Page 33 Sandal Bodyshops Page 34 The new BMW X1 - Get away with more Page 36 - 37 The Marathon Des Sables challenge Page 38 Restaurant Review

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Kind regards

For sales and enquiries Telephone: 01924 433515

Jason Carter Operations Director

email: mail@sandalliving.co.uk

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NOW OPEN....

98 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD1 6NN Sandal are delighted to announce the opening

Bays providing customers the chance to get to know

are safe and kept entertained within a dedicated

of the stunning new Huddersfield dealership

their new car, without the outside elements

children's area that is accessed exclusively from the

at 98 Leeds Road.

hindering the 'Sandal' experience.

lounge area.

The state of the art facility creates an outstanding

Within the dealership customers have a choice of

Behind the scenes, the new dealership is fitted with

gateway into Huddersfield. Situated within easy

where to relax with three separate café areas

18 Service work bays, five computer coding and

access to the M62 motorway, town centre and

available. A large central lounge area with

diagnostic bays, and MOT and KDS Wheel

adjacent to the Great Northern retail park, the

entertainment and refreshments including free WiFi

Alignment Bays. This facility being complemented

dealership also sits proudly near to the John Smith's

along with internet access terminals are provided,

by an onsite Bodyshop and Smart repair facility. The

Stadium, home of Huddersfield Town Football Club

whilst children can enjoy driving their own BMW on

dealership is a complete one stop shop for all your

and Huddersfield Giants, which can be seen from

the Xbox located in this café area.

motoring requirements.

the site.

For those wanting the best view, the Sports Café Bar

This development represents a significant multi

The customer facilities on offer are of the highest

is situated at the mezzanine level on your way to the

million pound investment in Huddersfield which also

standard including a two floor BMW Showroom

first floor, with panoramic views across the whole

provides a wonderful working environment of which

displaying over 50 New and Approved Used Cars. A

dealership. MINI lends its own special ambiance

Sandal and Huddersfield will be proud. In addition to

further 70 BMW Approved Used Cars are displayed

with free WiFi access and Xbox facilities.

our Wakefield dealership Sandal provides the finest

externally. Whilst integral to the building, MINI has its

Furthermore there are 10 separate LED screens to

representation of the BMW and MINI brands, not

own dedicated internal 12 car showroom with an

entertain and inform you whilst enjoying your 'bean

only in West Yorkshire but in the UK. Indeed, on a

external space to display over 30 MINI Cherished

to cup' coffee.

recent site visit the manufacturer itself deemed the

Used Cars.

Moreover, you will have the opportunity to discuss

dealership to be the flagship site in the UK.

For customers picking up their new vehicles, there

your vehicle requirements in the luxury and privacy of

Doors are open now and we are looking forward to

are dedicated BMW and MINI Internal Handover

one of the consulting lounges, whilst your children

welcoming you in our new showroom.

Contact Details: Tel: 01484 515515

Fax: 01484 518515

www.sandalhuddersfieldbmw.co.uk


Pictures from left to right: One of the Customer Waiting Areas - Service Reception - Main Reception - Sales Booth - Service Workshop Another of the Customer Waiting Areas - Our State of the Art Coffee Machine

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MADE FOR THE ROAD. THE NEW BMW 1 SERIES 3 DOOR The new BMW 1 Series range has expanded with the debut of the all-new 3-door Sports Hatch. The new, more spacious, efficient, better equipped and even sportier BMW 1 Series 3-door Sport Hatch arrives at Sandal in September, coinciding with the arrival of two new engine sizes, including the first ever 114i and the sensational new M135i. Inside, the new 3-door has a spacious cabin with more legroom and a high quality look and feel. The introduction of Sport and Urban models with their unique trims gives you the opportunity to express your personality, and the new 114i at just £17,300 OTR makes the BMW 1 Series even more affordable. Interestingly, the 114i is as powerful as the outgoing 116i but in achieving 49.6mpg combined and 132g/km of CO2 it is even more economical.

At the top of the range, the new BMW M135i, the first petrol engine variant in the new BMW M Performance range, delivers outstanding performance. Devised with the expertise of BMW M GmbH performance division, it achieves 0-62mph in just 5.1 seconds (4.9 seconds with the optional 8-speed automatic transmission) yet EfficientDynamics technologies such as Auto Start-Stop and ECO PRO mean it emits only 188g/km of CO2 and fuel consumption is a class-leading 35.3mpg combined. Call Sandal Huddersfield on 01484 515515 or Sandal Wakefield on 01924 433500 or visit sandalbmw.co.uk for more details.

BMW Select example: BMW 116d Sport 3 door Term of agreement

47 monthly payments

On the road cash price*

Customer deposit

Dealer deposit contribution

Total deposit

Total amount of credit

48 months

£288.00

£21,595.00

£288.00

£1685.28

£1,973.28

£19,621.72

Option to purchase fee^

Optional final payment

Total amount payable

Rate of interest

Representative

£10.00

£8,825.73

£24,335.01

4.9% Fixed

4.9% APR

Official fuel economy figures for the BMW 116d Sport 3dr: Extra Urban 58.9 (4.8 1/100km). Urban 39.2 (7.2 1/100km). Combined 49.6 (5.7 1/100km). CO2 emissions 132 g/km. Offer available on BMW 116d Sport 3dr models ordered and delivered by 30 September 2012, subject to availability. Finance example is based on a BMW Select agreement for the model stated, a BMW 116i Sport 3dr with a contract mileage of 32,000 miles and excess mileage charge of 5.75p per mile. ^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. *On the road cash price is based is based on manufacturers recommended retail price and includes 3 year BMW dealer warranty, BMW Emergency services, 12 months road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Prices are correct at time of publication August 2012 and are subject to change without notice. Retail customers only. Finance is subject to credit acceptance and available to over 18s in the UK only (excluding the Channel Islands). Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Advertised finance is provided by BMW Financial Services (BMW FS). Whilst we have close links with BMW FS and commonly introduce customers to BMW FS, we do not work exclusively with BMW FS. †Test drive subject to status and availability. BMW EfficientDynamics reduces emissions without compromising performance developments and is standard across the model range.

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UNRESERVED LUXURY.

The finest BMW flagship model yet, the new BMW 7 Series, also arrives this autumn. Designed to exceed expectations, it combines sporting elegance, superb refinement and luxurious comfort with efficient, high performance engines. Flawlessly executed design and perfectly balanced proportions lie at the heart of its sporty, elegant stance. New LED headlights ensure this model projects a distinctive appearance day and night. And the whisperquiet interior is the ultimate in luxury and technology. Additional self-levelling air suspension cocoons front and rear passengers against road noise while Dakota or Exclusive Nappa leather as standard, new variablecolour ambient lighting and optional 'Comfort' seats provide an undeniably relaxing ride. The redeveloped engine line-up affords even greater levels of power and efficiency. A combination of EfficientDynamic technologies, such as Auto Start-Stop and brake energy regeneration channelled through the intelligent eight-speed automatic transmission, delivers an overall outstanding performance with class-leading efficiency. The 730d, for instance, achieves 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds, 50.4mpg combined and just 148g/km of CO2 Also, the new model is the first BMW 7 Series in the UK to feature an ActiveHybrid variant in both standard and long-wheelbase guises. For more information on the new BMW 7 Series, visit sandalbmw.co.uk or call 01484 515515 or 01924 433500.

Contract Hire from only £659 per month plus £2,150 deposit Official fuel economy figures for the BMW 730d SE: Extra Urban 51.4mpg (5.5l/100km). Urban 31.4mpg (9.0l/100km). Combined 41.5mpg (6.8l/100km). CO2 emissions 178g/km. *Offer available to business users only, figures exclude VAT. Hiring example is based on a 42 month BMW Contract Hire agreement with a deposit of £2,150.99 followed by 41 monthly rentals of £659.00 and a contract mileage of 28,000 miles. Mileage charge in excess of contract mileage 9.75 pence per mile for the model stated, a BMW 730d SE. Vehicle condition charges may apply at end of agreement. Figures are correct at time of going to publication and are subject to change without notice. All hiring is subject to status and available to over 18s in the UK only (excluding the Channel Islands). Guarantees and indemnities may be required. We can arrange finance and hiring facilities for you.


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A drive and stay to West Tanfield, North Yorkshire with Greg Stainton

Since our last 'Drive to' proved so popular with Sandal Living readers, Sandal's Marketing Manager thought it would be great to extend the 'drive to' feature and include his families first ever camping experience. Greg was invited to 'go camping' with some friends of the family, a daunting experience that provided the start of an interesting adventure. Let's face it, camping isn't for everyone but you never know what may happen when you keep an open mind! Camping in the UK is a little bit of a gamble, especially when the jet stream isn't doing what it should, bringing the wettest July on record. This trip had been booked since April, and in April it sounded like a great idea. After careful research into tents and equipment Greg made the purchase of a four man (or in this case, one man, one woman, two children and a Dalmatian), four sleeping bags, two double airbeds.....you get the idea, a lot of equipment, so much, that a large car would be needed. Fortunately for Greg, Sandal have a superb range of demonstrator vehicles and Sandal agreed to loan him a stunning 520d M Sport Touring. Not only would this provide lots of space but would also provide lots of style, comfort and some

lovely thought out features which became apparent over the weekend in the middle of July. Car packed and ready? Check.... family ready? Check.... beautiful weather? Check... of course not, heavy rain all morning. Not a problem, at least everyone had a 'dry' run setting the tent up the week before and of course loads and loads of clothes, towels and rainproof's. All that was left was to put the postcode into the inbuilt satellite navigation and set off. The automatic windscreen wipers were put to the test on the journey up via the A1, but wait, was that some brighter sky ahead, the weather forecasters were quoting the 'start' of the summer, down south, but could it happen in North Yorkshire? The automatic windscreen wipers stopped, they worked perfectly and didn't come again for the whole weekend, someone was looking after the Stainton Family. Arrival at the campsite and all passengers were fully relaxed. The mix of motorway and twisting, turning B-roads put the load-eating BMW through its paces. The 520d's engine is responsive and power is fed to the rear wheels smoothly when needed. This is a big car but feels extremely confident with little roll around the corners, a joy to experience. Cruising on the A1 at 70 miles per hour the rev clock was a fair way under 2000 revs


incredible eight speed automatic gearbox fitted to this demonstrator. Revs this low mean excellent efficiency, so much so, for the first time ever, an automatic gearbox can be more efficient than a manual. Another triumph for the BMW engineers. So everyone's arrived relaxed, the tent is next but where to park? First thought was next to the River Ure, a little noisy after all the rain, but at least the rain had stopped. Put it over there, (slightly away from the noise) was suggested, job done, tent up, and fortunately as easy as the practice run. Next, the air beds, the family needed to be comfy. The tent pack came with its own electric air pump running from the 12v power sockets and the great thing, there's a socket in the boot of this Touring model, it was as if someone put it there for moments just like these! Beds up in a matter of minutes and not a drop of sweat to be seen, this camping lark was starting to look good, even the sun started to make a bit of an appearance. The other campers started to arrive just as the Stainton Family were tucking into true camping food, hot dogs! The BMW got

Pictured above: Sandal’s 520d M Sport Touring Demonstrator in situ at Sleningford Watermill Caravan & Camping Park, North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3HQ. Telephone: 01765 635201 www.sleningfordwatermill.co.uk Sandal Living 11


a lot of admiring looks from the other campers (whose cars were full to bursting). They couldn't believe we have got four people, a dog and all the necessary equipment in. To be honest that bit wasn't hard, the under floor storage certainly helped. A great design feature. Everyone was settled in and the exploring of the campsite began. All facilities were on offer, toilets (a little walk away) washing up area, showers, laundrette, a small shop. The site (Sleningford Watermill Caravan & Camping Park, North Stainley) is a David Bellamy Conservation Gold Award and a AA Four Pennants site, which in terms of camp sites counts for a lot. A perfect introduction as a first time camp site. Beautiful scenery, friendly staff, the River Ure flowing right through it, a sandy beach, a beach, yes a beach, one part with pebbles and another with lovely soft sand, the children were really happy with the thought of building sand castles, swimming in the river and spending time with some of their friends. In fact as everyone retired to bed under a stunning star infested night sky all was looking rosy. The first night was cold, really cold. The cold was only felt from the head as this was the only part showing from the 'Mummy' style sleeping bags. Woolley hats and hoodies fixed that problem and a reasonable night's sleep was had by all. Clear blue sky, bacon sandwiches and pots of coffee from the portable stove started the morning off. Now the kids wanted to do something, blow up next doors dingy and head to river. Getting real value from the tent set, the electric pump was used again. The engine was left running as everyone thought the boat would take ages to inflate. Not so, it was quick. The campsite was very quiet, just like the 520d's engine, in fact it was that quiet that it took some time after the dingy was blown up to remember it was still running. A trip into West Tanfield and their extremely well stocked Post Office was needed to get some extra stocks. The village is like stepping back in time. There is a monument called the Marmion Tower. This impressive gatehouse formed the principal entrance to a lost manor house, described in the 1530's by Leland as possessing 'a fair tourid gate and a haule of squarid stone'.

Marmion Tower.

The gatehouse is battlemented in the fashion of a castle and access is free. In 1513 the manor passed to Elizabeth Parr,


Left: One of the local farmers fields. Below: The Bull Inn’s Beer Garden.

grandmother of Queen Karerine Parr, last wife of Henry VIII. The tower is now in the care of English Heritage and is free to enter and explore. West Tanfield has two lovely 'British' pubs, The Bruce Arms and the Bull Inn. It was the latter, with it's wonderful river side Pub garden that the Stainton's lunched at. The menu, a very traditional 'Pub Food' affair with favourites like Scampi, Lasagne and Gammon. Some of the dishes were served 'in the basket' a dying trend but great to see here. The village is on the edge of both the Yorkshire Dales and the Vale of York. There are plenty of enjoyable walks, The Sanctuary Cross walk in Ripon and the Mosaic Walk starting at Kirkby Malzeard moor are just two. If the camping trip was longer, a trip to Lightwater Valley would have been on the cards as it is only 2 miles from the camp site, but time had caught up and it was time to pack the car up again. The split tail gate makes loading a doddle. Lift the full boot for the larger items and then just the glass section for quick access. Another item that proved useful was how much cooler the interior of the car was with the sun protection glass. The car had been sitting in the sun for a few hours when the youngest of the party wanted a nap and climbed into the back seat, it was noticeably cooler than the front of the car. Some people think it's only for style but without doubt sun protection glass has a practical benefit too. The journey home was quiet, the children fell asleep from all the fresh air, probably dreaming of their next camping trip.

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Camping made easy: The BMW 520d M Sport Touring Overview Model: 520d M Sport Touring OTR Price: From £35,760 Fuel: Diesel BIK (%): 20% (20%) CO2 (g/km): 134 (133) Combined fuel consumption (mpg): 55.4 (55.4) Performance (hp): 184 0-62mph (secs): 8.3 (8.3) Sandal Demonstrator Spec

BMW 520d M Sport Touring Auto in Alpine White with Black Dakota Leather upholstery Additional Specification includes:• 19" Double Spoke Style 351M Alloy Wheels • Media Package - BMW Professional • Automatic Transmission • Sun Protection Glass • 5 Years / 60,000 Miles Service Inclusive This demonstrator is available for sale. For further information or to arrange a test drive please contact Sandal Wakefield on 01924 433500.

BMW Select example: BMW 520d M Sport Touring Term of agreement

47 monthly payments

On the road cash price*

Customer deposit

Dealer deposit contribution

BMW deposit contribution

Total deposit

Total amount of credit

48 months

£499.00

£35,975.00

£1,499.00

£2,859.36

£1,250.00

£5,608.36

£30,366.64

Option to purchase fee^

Optional final payment

Total amount payable

Rate of interest

Representative

£10.00

£11,858.50

£40,919.86

5.9% Fixed

5.9% APR

If you would like to arrange a test drive in this or any other BMW model please contact Sandal Huddersfield on 01484 515515 or Sandal Wakefield on 01924 433500. Offer available on BMW 520d M Sport Touring models ordered and delivered before 30 September 2012, subject to availability. Finance example is based on a BMW Select agreement for the model stated, a BMW 520d M Sport Touring, with a contract mileage of 32,000 miles and excess mileage charge of 7.35p per mile. ^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. *On the road cash price is based is based on manufacturers recommended retail price and includes 3 year BMW dealer warranty, BMW Emergency services, 12 months road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Prices are correct at time of publication August 2012 and are subject to change without notice. Retail customers only. Finance is subject to credit acceptance and available to over 18s in the UK only (excluding the Channel Islands). Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Advertised finance is provided by BMW Financial Services (BMW FS). Whilst we have close links with BMW FS and commonly introduce customers to BMW FS, we do not work exclusively with BMW FS. †Test drive subject to status and availability. BMW EfficientDynamics reduces emissions without compromising performance developments and is standard across the model range..


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HISTORY WAS WITHIN REACH AT SANDAL. What a day Saturday 23 June turned out to be! Just a day before the Olympic Torch Relay passed within a few miles of Huddersfield and two days before it hit the streets in Wakefield, Sandal celebrated the momentous occasion in our dealerships with our own Olympic Torch Relay event. We were absolutely thrilled to see so many of our customers bringing the London 2012 Games to life. We were lucky enough to have a London 2012 Olympic Torch in the dealership for just a few hours and over 800 customers at the Dealerships were able to have their photograph taken holding the Torch. Everyone was in great spirits and particularly enjoyed meeting our local athletes, Emily Freeman and Hannah Cockroft. We were able to secure a pair of tickets to a London 2012 event inside the Olympic Park and our winning customers secured tickets that included the 100m women’s final on Saturday 4th August, one of the highlights of the Games. A live draw every half hour to win four pairs of Men's Group C London 2012 Football Tickets to see Brazil v New Zealand were also up for grabs. Seven sets were given away on the day. Colouring competitions, face painter and Wii Mario and Sonic at London 2012 games challenge were all set up for our younger guests, we even had our own Ice Cream Van with complimentary refreshments. One of our customers attending brought in her very own torch from the 1992 Barcelona Torch Relay to proudly show off next to the golden torch of this year’s games. Jason Carter told Sandal Living “We introduced a ticketing system so customers could enjoy our facilities and not have to queue. The atmosphere was fabulous, it was great to see so many customers and their families in our showrooms enjoying the event. They all were given a souvenir photo of themselves holding the torch, a great memento of what really is a once in a lifetime event.” At Sandal we hold a number of customer events throughout the year. If you are interested in receiving information on such events, please contact our marketing team on 01924 433500 or via marketing@sandalbmw.net 16 Sandal Living

Top Left: One of the many groups holding a part of history at the photo opportunity Top Right: Ice Cream and Face Painting for all that attended Middle Right: An orderly queue of customers waiting for their chance to hold the Torch Below: Joanne Clarida (one of our customers who took part in the 1992 Barcelona Torch Relay with her own torch)


NEW APP HELPS YOU FIND YOUR NEW BMW APPROVED USED CAR WHILE YOU’RE ON THE MOVE. BMW Approved Used Cars are meticulously prepared by Sandal BMW Approved Technicians. They undergo over 120 checks and come with a minimum 12 month warranty and 12 month Roadside Assistance for complete reassurance.

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service and you can part exchange your current vehicle.

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BMW Approved Used Car programme, please call into one of

you can access Sandal’s own iPhone and iPad App by

our dealerships.

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INTRODUCING THE NEW BMW 3 SERIES TOURING. There's plenty to discover in the new BMW 3 Series Touring, with its range of efficient yet powerful petrol and diesel engines, class-leading luggage space and innovative new features, such as an automatic opening and closing tailgate. You'll also be able to explore the wide range of model variants that include the Sport, Modern and Luxury models. Following the winning formula of its predecessor, its 495 litre load capacity is the largest in its class and 35 litres bigger than the outgoing car. The innovative 40:20:40 split rear seat allows you to create 1,500 litres of overall space. Other practical features include an area under the boot floor to store the parcel shelf so it's always at hand should you need it. From the tip of the nose to the B-pillar, the 3 Series Touring is exactly the same as its Saloon sibling, an expressive front end, accentuated by the 37mm wider track over the previous generation model, creates the perfect foundation for the front styling. Twin headlamps, with LED accent lights, combine with the gently forward sloping BMW kidney grille to generate a purposeful face, further highlighted by the additional outer air intakes below the headlamps and the sweeping lines of the bonnet that converge on the grille. From the side, the new 3 Series Touring is defined by the sweeping silhouette, with its smoothly sloping roofline and glasshouse that extends to the rear of the vehicle. The new car is 97mm longer overall and 50mm longer in the wheelbase

than before and that, together with the steeply raked D-pillars, angle of the rear window and the traditional ‘Hofmeister kink’, adds a real sense of forward motion to the profile. At the rear, the spoiler ‘peak’ that accentuates the long roofline, together with the horizontal lines and L-shaped lights set far out to the edges, combine with the 48mm wider track to plant the design on the road. The interior design of the new BMW 3 Series Touring is identical to that of the recently introduced 3 Series Saloon. It’s a cockpit with a traditional BMW driver focus creating a sporty interior ambience that is conducive to driving enjoyment. The clear, circular dials and the flatscreen monitor for the iDrive system integrated into the dashboard structure, define the instrument panel. The iDrive controller is mounted within easy reach of the driver down on the centre console. More than ever, the cabin of the new 3 Series Touring demonstrates BMW’s commitment to quality, both in the range of materials used and the way the vehicle is assembled. This strength in depth is illustrated and personalised by the large range of interior trims and upholstery materials that can be combined in different ways. To find out more contact either Sandal Huddersfield on 01484 515515 or Sandal Wakefield on 01924 433500.

BMW Select example for the new BMW 320d Sport Touring

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Term of agreement

47 monthly payments

On the road cash price*

Customer deposit

48 months

£399.00

£30,380.00

£1,599.00

Dealer deposit contribution

Total deposit

Total amount of credit

Option to purchase fee^

£2,429.75

£4,028.75

£26,351.25

£10.00

Optional final payment

Total amount payable

Rate of interest

Representative

£12,089.06

£34,870.81

5.9% Fixed

5.9% APR

Official fuel economy figures for the BMW 320d Sport Touring: Extra Urban 70.6 (3.9 1/100km). Urban 47.1 (6.0 1/100km). Combined 58.9 (4.8 1/100km). CO2 emissions 125g/km.

Offer available on BMW 320d Sport Touring models ordered and delivered by 30 September 2012, subject to availability. Finance example is based on a BMW Select agreement for the model stated, a BMW 320d Sport Touring, with a contract mileage of 32,000 miles and excess mileage charge of 7.76p per mile. ^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. *On the road cash price is based is based on manufacturers recommended retail price and includes 3 year BMW dealer warranty, BMW Emergency services, 12 months road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Prices are correct at time of publication August 2012 and are subject to change without notice. Retail customers only. Finance is subject to credit acceptance and available to over 18s in the UK only (excluding the Channel Islands). Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Advertised finance is provided by BMW Financial Services (BMW FS). Whilst we have close links with BMW FS and commonly introduce customers to BMW FS, we do not work exclusively with BMW FS. †Test drive subject to status and availability. BMW EfficientDynamics reduces emissions without compromising performance developments and is standard across the model range..


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WELCOME. Welcome to another exciting edition of Sandal Living....MINI. We have news about our stunning new dealership in Huddersfield and other things MINI. Over the next few pages we are showcasing some of the current new car offers available including a very low 3.9% APR offer. We have reviewed these latest manufacturer deals and enhanced them further by offering even more support to customers, bigger Sandal Deposit contributions on MINI Select resulting in LOW PAYMENTS and LOW DEPOSITS. In addition to this we have included MINI’s Service Pack TLC in the price, thus saving you the first 5 Years / 50,000 miles of servicing costs, when you buy a new MINI from Sandal. You see at Sandal you can have your cake and eat it at the same time. If you require any further information, or for your own personalised finance quotation please contact us. I know that the team are up to speed with these offers and are always on hand to help. Thanks to our new dealership, Sandal MINI Huddersfield can display more Cherished Used Cars so that means our group buying power has increased. Now our Cherished Used MINI’s offer even better value, please visit www.sandalmini.co.uk for our full stock list. Every MINI Cherished Car benefits from a Minimum of 12 months MINI Warranty, MINI Emergency Service Cover across the UK and Continental Europe, 12 months MOT and MOT Cover. In addition all our vehicles have Full service history and Independent vehicle history and mileage checks.

IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT 98 Leeds Road HUDDERSFIELD. Sandal MINI’s new home is as stylish as the MINI range and we can’t wait to show it off. With so many MINI models you’ll be spoilt for choice but we have the room to show them all off. The new dealership has 12 internal showroom spaces over two floors with external spaces to display over 30 MINI Cherished Used Cars. We have lots of customer parking, a spacious lounge area where you can chill-out and have a coffee from our ‘real’ bean coffee machine. We have free WiFi and Xbox games on hand as well. Customers picking up their new MINI will be kept happy in a dedicated MINI Internal Handover Bay which provides customers the chance to get to know their new MINI without the outside elements hindering the 'Sandal' experience.

Please call into our dealerships soon for that friendly Sandal welcome. Kind regards Jason Carter Operations Director 32

Our Contact Details: 98 Leeds Road, Huddersfield HD1 6NN Tel: 01484 416000 Fax: 01484 416001 www.sandalhuddersfieldmini.co.uk


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ALL STAND PLEASE FOR THE MINI HORN SECTION In support of Team GB, MINI teamed up with the Lo n d o n P h i l h a r m o n i c Orchestra ahead of the London 2012 Games to create a rousing rendition of God Save the Queen using just MINI horns. The MINI Orchestra was made up of nine musicians from the London Philharmonic horn section, who usually play wind and brass instruments including the clarinet, trumpet and trombone. In the MINI Orchestra they played the horns of nine red, white and blue MINI London 2012 spe cial editions. The MINI Orchestra was conducted by Gareth Newman, who said ‘It’s the first time that we’ve attempted to play a piece using just car horns, and it was a fun and unique experience.” Jochen Goller, Director, MINI UK said, “MINI is best known for highly tuned, sweet sounding engines,

so we are delighted to discover that a patriotic harmony can be created with the car’s horn. We hope that this rendition of God Save the Queen helped rally Team GB to their victories.” The MINI Orchestra film can be viewed at: tinyurl.com/cwjwwbk The MINI Orchestra is the latest in a series of MINI Team GB adventures. As an official partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB over the last year and a half MINI has created inspirational events and fun activities to encourage the nation to really get behind the home teams' athletes and demonstrate its support. These have included the M I N I Ro a r, t h e M I N I Britalian Job and the iconic London-Brighton MINI drive.

In the last edition of Sandal Living....MINI we told you about the MINI Clubvan Concept, well we are delighted to inform you that it is going into production. The world’s first premium compact delivery van has five doors, but only two seats. That means outstanding levels of practicality and storage, making it the perfect new member of the team for any business with an eye for style. Key to the Clubvan’s appeal is its spacious load bay. It extends from the wide-opening double doors at the back of the vehicle to a sturdy internal bulkhead immediately behind the driver and passenger seats. This is made from a solid aluminium lower section with a steel mesh upper, and stowed cargo can also be accessed through the two rear doors or via the Clubdoor on the driver’s side. Contact our sales team for further information on 01484 416000 or 01924 202299.


MAGICAL NUMBERS FROM £159 PER MONTH It’s true. You can get into a brand new MINI First with MINI tlc (5 years or 50,000 miles servicing) for £149 a month.

To check out our MINI trio and discuss any of these magic numbers, pop down to Sandal or call 01484 416000 or 01924 202299.

Nipping at its heels is the mighty MINI Cooper Hatch with Pepper Pack and tlc for just £178 a month.

mini first hatch £149 PER MONTH with MINI tlc (5 years or 50,000 miles servicing)

mini COOPER HATCH £178 PER MONTH with Pepper Pack and MINI tlc *Examples are based on a 48 month Contract Hire (MINI select also available APR 3.9%) agreement for the models shown, a MINI First with MINI tlc with a customer deposit of £1,699 contract mileage 32,000 and excess mileage charge of 2.4p per mile and a MINI Cooper Hatch with Pepper Pack, MINI tlc, customer Deposit £1,999, contract mileage 32,000 and excess mileage charge of 3.0p per mile. ^MINI tlc provides scheduled service cover for 5 years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first) at MINI Workshops; maintenance items (e.g. tyres, brake pads and 2nd brake fluid change) not covered; not transferable to another vehicle. Figures are correct at time of publication (July 2012) and are subject to change without notice. Hiring is subject to status and available in the UK only (excl. the Channel Islands). Individuals must be 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Advertised hire facilities provided by MINI Financial Services, Bartley Way, Hook, Hampshire RG27 9UF. Retail customers only, when ordered between 20 August and 30 September and registered by 30 November 2012.

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THERE’S PLENTY TO DISCOVER AT THE BMW ULTIMATE DRIVE EVENT. SANDAL HUDDERSFIELD AND WAKEFIELD 22-23 SEPTEMBER 2012. On this special weekend Sandal are launching not one, not two... but four new models to the BMW range. We will be showcasing the new BMW 1 Series 3 door, the new 3 Series Touring, the new X1 and the new BMW 7 Series. FROM EVERYTHING FOR A MODERN LIFESTYLE...

...TO THE ACCESSIBLE...

...AND THE VERSATILE...

...AND THE UNRESERVED.

THE NEW BMW 3 SERIES TOURING.

THE NEW BMW 1 SERIES 3-DOOR SPORTS HATCH

THE NEW BMW X1.

THE NEW BMW 7 SERIES.

The new BMW 3 Series Touring

You’ll also find the new, more

For a life full of possibilities, the versatile new BMW X1 effortlessly accommodates your lifestyle. Whether it’s a family holiday or weekly hobby, you’ll find ample room for all. You’ll also discover a fresh new look with a more sculpted exterior design, improved levels of standard specification and two new models offering a choice of Sport or xLine.

Then there’s the pinnacle of the BMW model range – the perfectly balanced new BMW 7 Series, designed to exceed expectations. It combines sporting elegance and superb refinement with efficient, high performance engines. The whisper-quiet interior is the ultimate in luxury and technology, while new optional Adaptive LED headlights give it a distinctive appearance day and night.

delivers a revelation at every turn.

spacious BMW 1 Series 3-door

Discover class-leading luggage

Sports Hatch with even more

space plus an automatic opening

legroom, higher standard

and closing tailgate for quick and

specification and even sportier

easy getaways. There’s also a

performance. And the new

range of petrol and diesel

model sees the introduction of

engines that offer more power,

two new engines including the

yet still achieve greater economy

efficient BMW 114i through to

and lower emissions.

the sensational BMW M135i.

Visit Sandal Huddersfield or Sandal Wakefield on 22 or 23 September and enter our free prize draw for your chance to win a BMW for every season and tickets to BMW hospitality events throughout the year all courtesy of Sandal and BMW. RSVP by calling us on 01484 515515 or 01924 433500 or visit www.sandalhuddersfieldbmw.co.uk/ultimate or www.sandalwakefieldbmw.co.uk/ultimate 24 Sandal Living


FACTS vs FIGURES.

Facts? The sleek new BMW 3 Series Saloon might be bigger than its predecessor with more cabin space and more standard equipment,

BMW Select example for the new BMW 318d Sport Saloon Term of agreement

47 monthly payments

On the road cash price*

Customer deposit

48 months

£359.00

£27,980.00

£359.00

Figures? How about 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds with an astounding 61.4mpg? More economy comes from BMW Select finance that provides

Dealer deposit contribution

Total deposit

Total amount of credit

Option to purchase fee^

you with attractive monthly payments and an appealing rate of finance. It’s what we like to call BMW Economics.

£2,513.59

£2,872.59

£25,107.41

£10.00

but its lightweight engineering means that fuel consumption has actually been reduced and the CO₂ emissions are now lower.

Official fuel economy figures for the new BMW 3 Series Saloon range: Urban 25.4-56.5mpg (11.15.0l/100km). Extra Urban 46.3-80.7mpg (6.1-3.5l/100km). Combined 35.8-68.9mpg (7.9-4.1l/100km). CO2 emissions 186-109g/km.

Sandal Wakefield

Dewsbury Road, Wakefield WF2 9BE 01924 433500 www.sandalwakefieldbmw.co.uk

Optional final payment

Total amount payable

Rate of interest

Representative

£11,030.50

£30,776.09

3.9% Fixed

3.9% APR

Sandal Huddersfield

98 Leeds Road, Huddersfield HD1 6NN 01484 515515 www.sandalhuddersfieldbmw.co.uk

Offer available on BMW 318d Sport Saloon models ordered and delivered by 30 September 2012, subject to availability. Finance example is based on a BMW Select agreement for the model stated, a BMW 318d Sport Saloon, with a contract mileage of 32,000 miles and excess mileage charge of 7.05p per mile. ^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. *On the road cash price is based is based on manufacturers recommended retail price and includes 3 year BMW dealer warranty, BMW Emergency services, 12 months road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Prices are correct at time of publication August 2012 and are subject to change without notice. Retail customers only. Finance is subject to credit acceptance and available to over 18s in the UK only (excluding the Channel Islands). Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Advertised finance is provided by BMW Financial Services (BMW FS). Whilst we have close links with BMW FS and commonly introduce customers to BMW FS, we do not work exclusively with BMW FS. †Test drive subject to status and availability. BMW EfficientDynamics reduces emissions without compromising performance developments and is standard across the model range..


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Sandal's Annual Golf Day was yet another Tee'rrific day. Record numbers of customers played in the 2012 Sandal Annual Golf Days. Huddersfield was held at the wonderful course at Meltham on Thursday 28 June 2012 and Wakefield customers played at the Normanton Golf course on Thursday 5 July 2012. Both days' weather forecast was for torrential rain all day, but somehow it managed to stay reasonably dry with only a couple of showers. That's the only thing that Sandal cannot arrange, so how lucky we all were! What Sandal do arrange for our customers is a day that provides great golf with fantastic hospitality all courtesy of Sandal BMW and MINI. Players also receive some wonderful complimentary golf gifts on the day. During registration, bacon sandwiches and refreshments were served and a shotgun start of 18 holes started at 1pm. One particular shot, landed only inches from a hole in one, if only it went in it would have earned the player a brand new BMW 1 Series, but that's golf! Stories of 'good' and 'bad' golf were banded around whilst having drinks on the club's patio areas before presentations and an exquisite three course meal. The top six players from the day went through to the first round of the BMW Golf Cup International at Royal Birkdale. With around 100,000 amateur golfers, the BMW Golf Cup is the most renowned and largest international tournament series for amateurs. Congratulations to Paul Chambers who came 3rd and qualifies for the next round, held at Turnberry. We will bring you news on how Paul gets on in the next issue of Sandal Living and of course via sandalbmw.co.uk. If you are a Sandal Sales or Service customer and haven't yet been invited to our golf day, call our Marketing Team on 01924 433500 who will ensure that you receive an invitation to our 2013 event.

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LONDON 2012 LIFESTYLE CLOTHING.

To celebrate the success of London 2012 Games, Sandal have reduced the prices of the unique BMW London 2012 Lifestyle Collection. BMW joined forces with Adidas, the Official Sportswear Partner of London 2012, to create an exclusive and practical memento of the Games so you can continue to show your allegiance to Team GB and BMW. UNIQUE COLLECTION. The Limited Edition range comprises of men's and ladies' polo shirts, a fantastic unisex jacket sourced exclusively for the collection, stylish baseball cap and handy gym sack all bearing the BMW roundel, London 2012 logo and famous Adidas stripes. WEATHER PROOF FABRIC.

Prices reduced to celebrate the success of London 2012 Games.

The unisex jacket is available in five sizes and made from Adidas Terrex material to be wind, water and snow proof. The polo shirts come in light or dark blue and are made from high quality cotton. SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS. After the games finished Sandal has seen sales increase dramatically but still have a small number of items available for sale which are now reduced in price. Please contact your local Sandal Dealership.

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Fashion Reflecting nature's autumnal hues, this season's fashion colours range from subtle naturals, greys and golds to vibrant burnt orange, red and purple. "Boxy" hip-length knitwear and longer-length semi-fitted collarless cardigan-jackets come in a variety of colours and textures, and form the basis of most casualwear collections. This autumn also sees the return of the suit/trouser-suit, the new short fitted hip-length jacket adding femininity to sharp tailoring. Skirts are narrow and range from well above the knee to mid-calf. Trousers, although predominantly still narrow, also

feature softer peg-topped styles with wide or narrow hemlines. Brighten your working day by adding a vibrant coloured 3/4 trench coat to your working wardrobe. Soft golds, silvers, rich purples and wines are also perfect for autumn or winter weddings, and are highly featured in most collections this season. These colours look perfect in any wedding tableau, and are easily accessorized with this seasons gold, bronze, or pewter shoes and handbags. The casualwear and coat are from the autumn/winter 2012 Luisa Cerano collections, and the wedding outfit is from this season's Linea Raffaelli collection. All are available from Helen Sykes Fashions of Leeds.


Navy/Ivory Twist Baseball Shawl Collar Knit £69 Longsleeve White Dobby Shirt £60 Dark Blue Washed Dobby Chino £70.

Pictured is a small section of the menswear ranges available from Bruno Venezia at Helen Sykes Fashions of Leeds.


Sandal Approved Bodyshop x2 Wakefield and now in Huddersfield.

One of the key points within the new Huddersfield Dealership is the installation of a dedicated Bodyshop equipped with the latest BMW compliant products. In addition to the Sandal BMW Approved Bodyshop on Thornes Lane, Wakefield, Sandal can carry out all types of repair more efficiently and to the highest possible standards including: • Insurance repairs • Minor knocks and scratches repaired from £25 • Dent removal from £30 • Alloy wheels repaired or recoloured from £45 • Glass repair • 24 hour Vehicle recovery service • Free Accident Management & legal advice service

Remember it’s your choice – not your insurer’s major and minor repairs, small scuffs, larger dents, stone chips, bumper scuffs, windscreen chips and cracks, alloy wheel repairs, and interior wear and tears

If your vehicle is damaged, most insurance companies allow you to specify where it is to be repaired – even if the insurance company operates its own approved repairer scheme. By insisting that your vehicle is repaired at our BMW / MINI Approved Bodyshop, you can be sure that it will receive the best quality repair available. Keith Bailey, Bodyshop Manager at Sandal, advises: “While your vehicle is in for repair with us, you can relax in the knowledge that you have the best experts on hand. All our technicians are highly trained and use advanced BMW and MINI repair techniques, equipment, paint, ovens and specialist alignment jigs. We use only Genuine Parts and BMW / MINI ColourSystem paint to ensure an exact fit and match with your vehicle.” From minor repairs to accident damage, let our Approved Bodyshops restore your vehicle to perfection. For more information on the range of services available, please contact Keith Bailey at Wakefield on 01924 333200 or Mark Huggins at Huddersfield on 01484 515515.

Sandal are delighted to announce that the Wakefield Bodyshop was nominated as a finalist in the ‘British Bodyshop Awards’ in the category of ‘Operational Excellence’. Keith Bailey commented “We are really proud to have made it as a finalist. Out of the many Bodyshop’s in the country it’s great to be rewarded for all the hard work and dedication the team put in.”


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THE NEW BMW X1: GET AWAY W With a refreshed look, higher standard specification, quality interior, two new model variants and enhanced efficiency, you'll get a lot more out of the new BMW X1, especially those who live life to the full, as this versatile new model easily accommodates a couple of sets of golf clubs, camping gear or ample luggage for a family holiday. The resourceful standard specification includes such conveniences as roof rails, multifunction steering wheel and the ability to plug in your iPod via the Bluetooth and USB interface. Enjoy class-leading performance from the latest generation diesel engines and benefit from more mpg thanks to standard Auto Start-Stop and Drive Performance Control with selectable ECO PRO mode. Every rear-wheel drive X1 now emits less than 130g/km of CO2, and with the option of a new eight-speed automatic gearbox combined with BMW’s award-winning EfficientDynamics technologies, the new BMW X1 range is more efficient than ever before. The two new models: Sport and xLine join the existing SE and M Sport specifications and receive an increase in standard equipment, further enhancing the value. Priced from £24,660 for the BMW X1 sDrive18d, the new BMW X1 is on sale now. To book a test drive or for further information please contact Sandal Huddersfield on 01484 515515 or Sandal Wakefield on 01924 433500.

BMW Select example for the new BMW X1 xDrive18d M Sport Term of agreement

47 monthly payments

On the road cash price*

Customer deposit

BMW deposit contribution

48 months

£399.00

£29,150.00

£399.00

£750.00

Dealer deposit contribution

Total deposit

Total amount of credit

Option to purchase fee^

£2,433.74

£3,582.74

£25,567.26

£10.00

Optional final payment

Total amount payable

Rate of interest

Representative

£11,102.50

£33,438.24

5.9% Fixed

5.9% APR

Official fuel economy figures for the BMW X1 xDrive18d M Sport: Extra Urban 58.9 (4.8 1/100km). Urban 43.5 (6.5 1/100km). Combined 51.4 (5.5 1/100km). CO2 emissions 144g/km.

Offer available on BMW X1 xDrive18d M Sport models ordered and delivered before 30 September 2012, subject to availability. Finance example is based on a BMW Select agreement for the model stated, a BMW X1 xDrive18d M Sport, with a contract mileage of 32,000 miles and excess mileage charge of 7.50p per mile. ^Option to purchase fee and optional final payment payable at the end of the agreement if you decide to purchase the vehicle. Excess mileage charges and vehicle condition charges may be payable if you return the vehicle. *On the road cash price is based is based on manufacturers recommended retail price and includes 3 year BMW dealer warranty, BMW Emergency services, 12 months road fund licence, vehicle first registration fee, delivery, number plates and VAT. Prices are correct at time of publication August 2012 and are subject to change without notice. Retail customers only. Finance is subject to credit acceptance and available to over 18s in the UK only (excluding the Channel Islands). Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Advertised finance is provided by BMW Financial Services (BMW FS). Whilst we have close links with BMW FS and commonly introduce customers to BMW FS, we do not work exclusively with BMW FS. †Test drive subject to status and availability. BMW EfficientDynamics reduces emissions without compromising performance developments and is standard across the model range.


WITH MORE. If you are looking at transforming your garden, the Totties team have the knowledge and expertise to help.

Special Bistro Evenings

with Live Music Last Saturday of every month 3 Course £21.95 Booking Advisable

• Bistro menu changes seasonally • All fresh locally sourced produce • Light Bites, Sandwiches & Cakes • Lavazza Coffee • Comprehensive Wine List • Bottled Beers & Italian Lagers • Yummy Yorkshire Ice Cream • Outside Eating Area (Weather Permitting) • Gluten Free Food (approved by the Celiac Society website) • 3 Course Traditional Sunday Lunch £12.95 Open all Bank Holidays

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Their Garden Maintenance Service is remarkably flexible, encompassing everything from general tidying, to full garden design, planting and paving. Green fingered types can opt for a one-off visit, or regular maintenance. Contact Lisa or Martin for more information and they’ll be more than happy to offer you advice and a free quotation. Telephone 01484 683363. The onsite coffee shop and restaurant ‘The Olive Tree’ is proving very popular, thanks in part to it’s regular Bistro Evenings with live music. Held on the last Saturday of every month, they afford diners the opportunity to enjoy a three course, candlelit meal with table service and some spectacular views. Book now on 01484 680227

Traditional Garden Centre & Nursery Soak up the fantastic views whist browsing our large array of plants, trees, shrubs and gifts • Autumn Bedding • Spring Bulbs • Roses • Conifers • Bareroot Hedging Plants • SIA & Parlane Gifts • Candles & Room Diffusers • Handmade Greeting Cards

All our staff are trained Horticulturists Expert advise always available Garden Maintenance & Landscaping Service • Hedges • Lawns • Trees • Paths & Patios • Planting & Pruning • Sand • Gravel • Topsoil All Backed by our motto:“If it grows here, it grows anywhere” For advise and free quotes please speak with Martin or Lisa

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Sandal Sales Manager, Mathew Crowhurst trains for the Marathon Des Sables What does our Wakefield BMW Sales Manager like to do when away from running a busy sales department and ensuring the satisfaction of our customers? Well you might be surprised to learn that he is preparing to compete in what is often described as the hardest footrace in the world. Ever fancied running 250km across the Moroccon Sahara desert, across barren desert plains, mountains and huge sand dune fields whilst carrying everything from food to something to sleep on for over 6 days and over 6 marathons in temperatures often exceeding 100°F!? So why should anyone want to put themselves through such a challenge and commit to the thousands of hours of training and sacrifices such an event requires? We were similarly confused and in between his commitments to Sandal BMW and his training we caught up with Mathew to ask him quite why he's doing this (and secretly to see if he's a little bit mad!!).

“How do you arrive to be an official entrant of the 2014 Marathon Des Sables?” I guess I reached a point around 4 years ago when I thought, I'm in my late-thirties, I've not done much in the way of exercise for ages, I'm joining a Gym! I guess it was one of those “New Year's Resolution” type intentions for which I was secretly convinced would fade away after a few visits. The opposite transpired and soon I was running some decent distances and enjoyed pushing myself just that bit further to see where my limits were. I continued this steady training for 2 years, juggling my desire to train with the usual commitments of a career and a family with 2 young children, when one night I watched a documentary about Eddie Izzard when he ran all around the UK in aid of Comic Relief. I thought, “if he can do that, how 36 Sandal Living

hard can it be?” So in June 2010 I set off from Hornsea on the East Coast with the final destination of Liverpool. I ran across the North of England, over the Pennines, (where I added 5 miles to my journey by getting lost) I finished four days later, exhausted but with a huge sense of achievement having covered 155 miles, the equivalent of 6 Marathons. In doing so I raised nearly £1,000 for the local hospice. Ever since that run I've read numerous books on ultradistance running and been drawn-in by the odd documentary, and again and again one race kept being mentioned as the ultimate challenge, that was the Marathon des Sables.

“How easy is it to gain a place on the Marathon Des Sables considering the difficulty of the race and do you need to prove you're fit enough for the challenge?” Places for the race are filled some 2 years in advance and within 90 minutes of the applications opening. I am quite fortunate to secure a place as the UK only receives around 200 places out of 800 worldwide places. In theory anybody may enter the race, but you are required to supply ECG tests and medical records to the race organisers prior to the race. Of course, a place on the start line is no guarantee that you will reach the end, so most competitors ensure they are of sufficient fitness themselves to tackle the race!

“You raised funds for a local hospice when you ran from coast to coast, are you intending on raising any money for charity this time?” Other than my personal desire to compete in the race, I have always intended to do this to raise as much funds as possible for Yorkshire Cancer Research, a charity who tirelessly work towards finding a cure for Cancer, a disease which has touched all our lives. I have committed to YCR that I will raise at least £10,000 in participating in the race. This commitment makes getting up at 5am to run around the streets of West Yorkshire in the pouring rain, slightly more bearable!


“You mention there that you are often out and about training at 5am, what training are you undertaking to ensure you can compete the race?” As the race is still well over a year away, I'm not yet doing any specific training geared towards the conditions I will endure during the race, (in fact this will be the most difficult part of the training. How can I replicate running in temperatures over 100°F in Yorkshire? I'm not sure the local Gym will be too happy if I take a treadmill into the Sauna!). For the last few months I have gradually increased the running distances to around 40-50 miles per week, and supplemented this with Spinning (Cycle Fit) classes, weight training and recently swimming to keep my fitness levels high. When the race is around 12 months away I will embark on a more specific training plan to prepare me for the fitness I will need during the race, including running somewhere between 80-100 miles per week.

“Well, that's some commitment! We wish you every success in your training over the coming months. We will report on your progress as the race approaches through this magazine and on sandalbmw.co.uk, however in the meantime how can our customers keep up to date with your progress and how can they help with your fundraising?” I have a website which will be following my training and fundraising called DESERTRUN.CO.UK which I hope people will find sufficiently interesting to pop back from time to time and in doing so keep my motivation going through the inevitable difficult times. There are links on the site to my fundraising site through Just Giving, whereby donations can be made directly to Yorkshire Cancer Research and in a totally 100% secure environment, Alternatively they can text donations straight from their mobile phones. Any contributions, however small, will be hugely appreciated and go towards a worthy cause.

To help with Mathew’s fundraising please visit www.desertrun.co.uk or by texting CROW88 and your £? Amount to 70070​e.g. CROW88 £10

FACTS MdS (Marathon of the Sands) Competitors must carry all personal belongings and food for the entire event in their backpack. Water and tents are supplied by the organizers. In 1994, Mauro Prosperi, a police officer from Rome, got lost in a sandstorm and wandered several hundred kilometres off course. He managed to live for the next nine days on a diet of boiled urine and dead bats. He lost over 13kg (30lbs) during his ordeal but returned to Morocco to race twice more. Three competitors have died during the race. As of 2009, Lahcen Ahansal from Morocco had won 10 titles, and his brother Mohammed Ahansal 3 titles.

10mph, usually making a hissing or screaming noise whilst chasing Humans to relieve themselves in their shade from the desert sun. Competitors must carry a full survival pack including Flare, compass and VENOM PUMP!

YORKSHIRE CANCER RESEARCH Working in Yorkshire to beat cancer. Yorkshire Cancer Research is one of many cancer charities in the UK that work every day towards finding cures for different forms of the disease. They are the UK's largest regional medical research charity, funding cancer research that is carried out by world-class scientists and clinicians across Yorkshire and providing cancer information to help local people beat cancer.

In the 2009 race, there was heavy rain in the two days before the start of the race, causing the first and last day's stages to be cancelled due to flooding. This had never before occurred during the history of the MdS. To compensate, the 'long stage' was the longest in the race's history at 66 miles.

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Sandal Living.... Restaurant Review a world of quality, innovation and value! In this edition of Sandal Living our restaurant review took Marketing Manager Greg Stainton to Halifax and the award winning 'Design House' to sample their delights on a very wet Friday lunchtime. We will all remember this summer as the wettest in history and on the journey to Halifax the weather lived up to it's promise. We needed the quickest dash into the restaurant, any 100 metre athlete would have been proud. At least the welcome was warm. The restaurant has a very modern design with a long bar and comfy seating areas. As we passed the bar area, one diner had just had a steak sandwich delivered (from the bar menu). Looking very tasty, instantly it made the mouth water. I felt that good things were to come. We were seated in the restaurant area which had a wonderful menu. Two important things to note. One - The menu is changed every couple of months, not just a small change but as our waiter told us, virtually everything, which must keep the chefs busy and on their toes.

Design House Restaurant

Two - The price of the set menus. Lunch £8.95 / Dinner £13.95 for two courses (starter and main). On the menu you have the option of paying an upgrade on certain dishes, but it was the £8.50 lunch I stuck with. You can nearly spend that at a fast food restaurant but here you are provided with quality food from not a one, but a two AA Rosette restaurant. Sticking with the set menu didn't disappoint. I had a duo of freshly prepared soups followed by chicken sausage, leek bread and butter pudding, whipped potato with a jus. Remember this was for £8.95. My colleague went for de constructed smoked haddock chowder with a £3.45 supplement and a very interesting sounding roulade of rabbit, lightly spiced potato and cauliflower and curry bubbles for an additional £4.45. Big spender I know, but that meal was just £16.65. Incredible value. The menu is worth a look at and is available online to view. Booking is advisable due the incredible value this restaurant offers. The bar offers a great selection of drinks to accompany your meal.

A warm welcome to Design House Restaurant in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Modern...sophisticated... relaxed.... or a little bit chic.... you choose! Here at the Design House our goal is simple, to provide an amazing quality dining experience that will satisfy whatever your tastes. We keep our menu simple and change it frequently to represent the best quality seasonal produce available locally and to make sure we can keep a keen eye on delivering the same first class dining experience people have come to expect at a price that makes us one of the most affordable restaurants in the area (lunch from just £8.95 for 2 Courses and Dinner from only £13.95 for 2 Courses) The service and atmosphere is relaxed but attentive and if you have any special requirements we’re always happy to help, just let us know when you make your booking. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dean Clough Arts & Business Centre, Halifax HX3 5AX

Telephone 01422 383242

designhouserestaurant.co.uk



Sandal Living Summer 2012