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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Can the people who have not yet returned their sponsorship money from the Santa Ride please do so as soon as possible. Many thanks there are some excellent amounts coming in.

Have managed to once again secure an excellent deal for our annual New Year Party.


The Boundary annual New Year’s Party will take place on Saturday 12h January 2013. It will be our way of letting the New Year in, a little later than normal but still a great night.


The event will be held at Blackwell Grange Hotel, at Darlington, Co Durham. The web details for the hotel are at, The Hotel organisation have agreed to an excellent rate as a thank you for your efforts involved with the Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group.


The details of the package are;

1.   The bar will be open from 2.30pm – 1am, where mainline drink prices will be subsidised. There will also be snacks like sandwiches and chips also at a reduced rate.

2.   You will have free use of the swimming pool and leisure facilities.

3.   Your accommodation and breakfast are included.

4.   Bottles of wine will be available at a reduced rate from normal hotel prices.

5.   The evening meal will start about 8pm and will consist of a hot/cold buffet, followed by a sweet, mince pies and coffee.

6.   There will be crackers, party hats and balloons and a superb raffle.

7.   The will be a disco following the meal which will go onto to 1am. For those wanting a quieter time there are ample places at the hotel if the disco is not your thing.

8.   In the morning there will be coffee available should you have to wait for a place in the restaurant.

9.   A Sunday morning paper will be available.

10.   The all in cost is £45 each.

In order to book your place(s) you need to phone the hotel on 01325 509955 between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask to speak to Lindsey Watson in Functions and mention The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group. You will need to pay a deposit and the remainder  in November 2012. There will be a supplement  for single use of a room. (single supplements are not cheap and will cost in the region of £59 for one person. Simple take a friend to make it cheaper) Room upgrades are available.

This is an excellent deal so do not dither get it booked In order to have the use of the ‘Round Table’ seating plan we have to restrict the numbers to 160.


The Boundary500 Team.

This year’s 500 mile Challenge will take place on Saturday 16th June 2012 and the 125 mile Classic which is open to any age of motorcycle will take place on Sunday 17th June 2012.

As per last year the events will be based at Kirkleatham Hall Redcar where there will be free camping. Further details about the weekend will be appearing on the forum.

The entry forms for the Challenge and Classic can now be downloaded from the web site at;

Please feel free to pass the details on to anyone who would like to take part.


Rider Training.

One of the classroom dates  for Module 3 ie 25th February is nearly full but there is plenty of room on the 3rd March.,6560.15.html


The Boundary500 Team.

Just to let everyone know that last night’s event was a huge success. The raffle broke all previous records and we raised a fantastic one thousand and five pounds and 72 pence. Next year’s event will be on Saturday 12th January 2013. Places are already going fast and again we will have to limit numbers to around 150 ish. First come first served. Further details will appear on the forum.



The Boundary500 Team.

The details of the Group Holiday to Ireland for four nights in May can be found at,

All the bed and breakfast accommodation has gone but there are still free camping places available.

So far there are 36 people booked. The special ferry deal with Stenna Line is £70 return for rider and bike and £112 for Rider, pillion and bike return. We are also taking a trailer to help with bags so if you are interested visit the thread on the forum.

The village who are our hosts are pulling out all the stops for us and it promises to be an excellent adventure.

Wednesday 29th February 2012

Update 46 people are now booked on this holiday, nstill room for those who are camping.

Thursday 26th April 2012.

Update 54 people are now booked and we are full. Let the good times role.

Having checked out the weather forecast the latest clothing is available.




The Boundary500 Team.

We are now taking names of those who want to take part in the Groups Rider Training Programme during 2012.
The course gives an excellent insight into defensive riding.
That extra information could not only save your life but have you and your bike working in harmony and give you that ‘Grin Factor’.
The course whilst very informative is run in a very friendly and informal environment.
If you want to know more or take part please visit the forum thread at;;board=53.0
This is an excellent course at minimal cost and so far 30 people have completed it, some of whom have gone on to pass the Institute of Advanced Motorists Test.
On completion of the course certificates will be awarded by a local V.I.P at a presentation ceremony.

The Boundary500 Team.

John and Dot Johnson who run Hadrian V-Twin Tours and Rentals have been supporters of the Boundary Group over the years.

John has been to see me and handed over two bottles of ‘Jack Daniels’.

John and Dot had intended to be at the Boundary New Year party but cannot now attend.

It had been intended to have a quiz at the New Year Party but with everything else we do the logistics of sorting out the winners would have been too time consuming.

 John has set two questions.

 Question No 1:

 What were the total miles travelled on Combined USA Tours in 2011.

  • Cowboys and Canyons.                  10 Days.
  • Golden Gate.                                       14 Days.
  • Route 66 Special.                              18 Days.
  • Sturgis Ultimate Road Trip.          21 Days.


Question No 2.

 Total Bike Miles Travelled on Route 66 Tour 2011.

 The Quiz will close on Tuesday 29th February 2012.


 Only one prize per person.

 Having entered and to receive one of these bottles you need to be at Lillie’s Cafe, Kirkleatham Hall, Redcar  at the time of the draw which will be at 7pm on Tuesday 6th March 2012.

 To take part email your answers to in the following format.

 Re John & Dots Quiz.



 Answer to Question 1.

 Answer to Question 2.


Having waited for so long. Peter Robinson from one of our sponsors Tillstons, at last gets to  try out the helicopter


Members of The Boundary 500 overseen by the NE Air Ambulance Helicopter



Brian pulling Mike up a hill on the Coast2Coast’

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Challenge: 0
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