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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Meeting at Sizzlers 9.15am for a 10am start. (full tanks please) Sizzlers is located on the westbound carriage of the A66 near to the Sadberge turn-off. If you are travelling along the A66 from Darlington to get to Sizzlers you will have to go to the Long Newton interchange and join the westbound carriageway there. Will be travelling around the Darlington bypass and taking the A67 to Barnard Castle. Should be getting into Barny about 10.30am. Will be going down to the bridge. Over the bridge and on the B6277 towards Corthersone and onto the outskirts of Middleton-in-Teesdale where we will be turning left onto the B6276 and on towards Brough past selset reservoir. Into Brough and under the A66 turning right into Brough Castle car park and the ice cream parlour. From there down to Kirby Stephan and picking up the B6259 towards the junction with the A684. Follow the A684 towards Leyburn before picking up the A6108 to Brymor Ice Cream Parlour. From there back home via Bedale and Northallerton. About 140 miles tops.

Everyone welcome.

The following information concerns what is called a ‘P’ Pod. Basically the chair is individually moulded to suit individuals. Zoe’s Hospice have calculated the average size of their babies which therefore makes it more usable. Here is some more detailed information.

The reasons as to why this subject has been placed here can be found on the forum thread at:,6751.0.html


We are delighted to announce that the Boundary 500 Motorcycle group have become Patrons of our special hospice!
The group has tirelessly fundraised for Zoe’s Place for many years now, and their dedication and support has been invaluable.
The announcment was made at Kirkleatham Hall on Saturday the 18th of February when the group presented Mark Guidery, Chief Executive of Zoe’s Place with a cheque for £22,501.39 which was raised from the groups annual Santa Motorbike ride.
In December more than 100 bikers donned Santa suits and delighted the crowds young and old as they drove through Teesside in a spectacularly colourful cavalcade from Thornaby through to their final destination of Kirkleatham Hall. The riders all raised sponsorship which resulted in the fabulous donation which will be a huge help to the hospice.
To find out more about THE BOUNDARY 500 then visit our page dedicated to them on our site (see link below) and also visit their own website:
The Boundary 500 official page

On Saturday 18th February 2012 we held the presentation of the cheque from the Santa Ride to Zoes Baby Hospice. The amount raised was…….
What a fantastic amount. Grin Grin Grin Grin

Not content with that, Mark Guidery the Chief Executive of Zoe’s Baby Hospice announced that The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group are to be made Patrons of the Hospice. Again incredible news and is testimount to everyone’s endeavours over the last five and half years.

A message from the Durham Police Motorcycle Section re the 2011 event – followed by news and information regarding the proposed 2012 event.

Firstly a BIG – THANK YOU – for making our seventh Easter Egg Run the biggest yet.
The weather was perfect and thanks to the five hundred and thirty (530) of you, with internet access, who took the time to pre-register on our website.  It made it much easier for ourselves (and hopefully for you) at the start and we will also now be able to keep you informed via email as to ‘What’s Happening in the BikeWise ‘world’ in future.
A fantastic mix of riders on the day, with quite a few new ‘L’ riders joining in the ‘fun’ as well as some nice trike’s.
Some riders put some quite serious mileage in, to get to Durham for the ride and we really appreciate your support.
We’ve raised £982 for the Meningitis Research Foundation which is well up on the £780 raised last year and is a testament to the generosity of YOU – the bikers involved quite apart from the hundreds of Easter Eggs handed in, which we will distribute in the coming week.
In addition, it was fantastic to see so many people ‘camped out’ at the side of the road to cheer and wave to riders on many with deck chairs in place, clearly set up to enjoy the spectacle! In addition the Union jack flags were in evidence no doubt fuelled by the impending Royal wedding but it all added to the party atmosphere.
It’s great that the Easter Egg Run is becoming a social event not only for the motorcycle community, but also for the people of County Durham and Darlington who come out in force to cheer us on our way.
We were joined at HQ by as many as we could accommodate and riders were given a short road safety presentation by Sgt Iain Rodgers of the Durham Police Motorcycle Section, who invited riders to sign up to BikeWise Training and Durham Advanced Motorcyclists to enhance their riding skills.
The Easter Egg Run is organised by the BikeWise team, but we couldn’t do it without the support of the Cleveland Bike Section, Durham Advanced Motorcyclists, Durham County Council (particularly Donald Waller), Darlington based stunt rider Dave Coates, all the volunteers who help prepare police HQ and serve the teas and coffees, Tesco in Durham; who donated eggs and games and of course our own Chief Constable Jon Stoddart and the executive team of Durham Constabulary who have always supported the aims of BikeWise.
Please keep checking the website for photo’s and video’s of the event – we are working ‘feverishly in the background to get these uploaded onto the internet but it will take time and we cannot go any faster than our bandwidth allows !!
But the biggest thank you is to those of you who took part; your generosity is beyond doubt and without you none of this would happen, so once again – thank you all you all for your support and look forward to seeing you at the BikeWise Easter Egg Run on on Sunday 8th April 2012.

Winn Solicitors are one of the main sponsors of The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group. Together they have designed the following ‘Crash Card’ which has proved extremely useful to its members.

The card which folds in two, enables full details of the parties involved to be recorded. There are easy step by step instructions which ensure you know what to do.

There is an individual ‘Claim Line’ to ring which is free; 0800 988 6286. When you do ring this number ensure that you mention the Boundary Motorcycle Group.

Whilst the cards have been designed for motorcyclists it matters not what vehicle you are driving/riding. Winn’s will keep you right.

The people who have used this service have been really impressed with the professionalism and guidance given by Winn’s.

Make sure you always keep a ‘Crash Card’ with you.

If you require a ‘Crash Card’ please contact the Group secretary at,




The cards when folded measure 10.5cm x 7.5cm

Road Accident Claims.


If you’ve been injured in a accident on the road and need to make a road accident claim, you’ve come to the right place. Winn Solicitors has helped thousands of people make road accident claims over the years.

Whether you’re a car or lorry driver, motorcyclist, pedestrian or cyclist who has been involved in a road accident; you may be able to make a

road accident claim

for any personal injury, loss or damage to any equipment, clothing or possessions that you suffered as a result of the road accident. Our solicitors provide a no win no fee compensation guarantee so you can rest assured that you’ll receive 100% of the compensation claim awarded to you as a result of the injuries and losses sustained in the road accident.

Most road accident claims for compensation are made against other road users, but there are other circumstances under which a successful road accident claim can be made. Accidents caused by unfit road surfaces, the actions of children, animals or other pedestrians are all valid circumstances under which a road accident claim for personal injury compensation can be made.

Winn Solicitors will:

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Contact details
Winn Solicitors Ltd
Brinkburn Street
DX: 60958 Byker
Tel: 0191 276 1000
Fax: 0191 265 7969


SecureAll is designed based on the needs and demands of caravanners, motorhome and boat owners. It combines a range of customer services with unique Access Control offering real peace of mind for your caravan and its contents. We hope you enjoy becoming a member and remain with us because you are happy with the level of security and service provided. Some of what we offer:
Access 24 hours 7 days (By arrangement)
Full CCTV coverage
Completely fenced site
Member only access control
Designated plots
Lighting throughout
Full range of services
Designed purposely for caravans, motorhomes and boats
700 storage pitches
Vermin control in operation
Fire extinguishers on site

Dot forget to mention the Boundary when talking to Tony.

Postal Address:
SecureALL Ltd,
Allens West,
Durham Lane,
Stockton on Tees,
TS16 0RW
Email Address:
Phone Number:
01642 896464

Zoes Baby Hospice are holding a ‘Catwalk & Cocktail’ Extravaganza at 7pm on Thursday 15th March 2012. It will be held at The Whinstone View Lodge & Bistro at Great Ayton. Tickets are price at £15 each and includes a complimentary cocktail, canapes and a fashion show. For further information and tickets contact Zoe’s on 01642 457985 or email,

Return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.

Responsible department: Her Majesty’s Treasury

The Air Ambulance Service is forced to meet rising fuel prices year on year including VAT. The Air Ambulance Service have saved successive governments millions and millions of pounds funded by charitable donations given by the general public to run what has proven to be an essential service. Whilst the Lifeboat Service has been exempt from VAT on fuel costs since 1977, a similar privilege has not been afforded to the Air Ambulance Service; We call on the government to have an urgent review of this situation and in doing so We call on the government to return in the form of grants to Air Ambulance Service providers all the future VAT which the Treasury collects from them so that the Air Ambulance Service is in practice exempt from paying VAT in the same way as the Lifeboat Service. The link is at;

This is a very special event with a ‘Bubbly’ reception, first class menu and excellent entertainment. It is being held at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park, Newcastle. For more information ring 01325 487 263

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