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The Great North Air Ambulance are holding a charity, ‘Its a knockout Event’ and family fun day. There are two dates and locations;

1.  Sunday 1st July 2012 at Penrith Rugby Club.

2.  Sunday 8th July 2012, Darlington Rugby Club.

So if someone wants to enter a team please ring the Air Ambulance Staff on 01325 487263

or if you want to donate a pound, text GNAA22 £1 to 70070

If anyone does enter a team let us know so we can help with the publicity.

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.
The prizes up for grabs are two bottles of Jack Daniels. To make the most of the prizes you can only win one bottle.

The Honda NC700X ticks both the box’s in being either a commute or week end bike. Listed below are the specifications. If you fancy a test ride of one pop in to Tillstons at Stockton. Remember to mention the Boundary for that special deal, I don’t think you will be disappointed with either the performance or price.


2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000


The Launch of the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 will take place at Tillston’s, Yarm Lane, Stockton on Saturday 11th February 2012. Please come and have a look at this outstanding bike. As normal hot drinks will be available. We look forward to seeing you.

Press Release from Suzuki

Suzuki has today announced pricing and availability for the soon to be launched 2012 GSX-R1000 and despite major technical innovations and revisions for the new model, pricing remains extremely competitive amongst its peers at £10 ,999.

With the new GSX-R1000 set for UK customer launch on Saturday 11th February, UK dealers are already taking deposits for the flagship GSX-R that has had major revisions for 2012, offering heightened performance and a reduction in weight to make it the best GSX-R1000 to date.

Suzuki GB´s Paul de Lusignan announced the pricing, commenting, “With UK dealers set to showcase the new GSX-R1000 nationwide on 11th February, we´re delighted to announce the recommended retail price too. Despite the new GSX-R1000 being subject to considerable technical enhancements and with an impressive specification that includes Brembo Monobloc calipers and Showa Big Piston Forks, we´re pleased to bring this model to the UK at such a competitive price.”

The 2012 GSX-R1000 will be launched to press on 8th February in Miami, USA, with participating dealers welcoming customers from the following Saturday. As well as the new GSX-R on display, participating dealers will also have details on the rest of the 2012 range, including the GSR750 ABS and V-Strom 650 ABS, as well as special editions of the Intruder M1800R and Burgman 400. Selected models are also available on low-rate finance with Cashback too – for more information on this offer visit

For more information on the 2012 GSX-R1000 visit


For further information  from Suzuki visit;

Original Post is from Malcolm Grey.

Given the degree of support that bikers in general have given our armed forces whether it is supporting the people of Wooton Basset, attending charity functions to raise money or simply wearing your ‘Help the Heroes’ armband, I thought I would bring this little known fact to your attention.

There is a very small scale but never the less heartfelt ceremony occurring evertime there is a repatriation flight from Afganistan.

The ceremony takes place outside St.Edmunds Church by the War Memorial at 11.00am on the day of the repatriation flight. Members of the local Veterans Association gather informally, about 10.50am. They wear civilian clothes but proudly wear berets with their old regimental badges. The Union Flag flies on the nearby flag pole. A short service ensues. The names of the dead soldiers arriving that day are read out. A short poem is read about the debt we all owe to the armed services. The flag is lowered to half mast. A CD player plays background military music. There is a pause as the church clock strikes 11.00am, then two minutes silence, followed by the Last Post. And that’s it.

When are the repatriation flights? Wooton Basset council website announces details of these sad flights a couple of days ahead, as does the Northern Echo.

I’m personally not aware of anywhere else having ceremonies such as this.
But I’m proud to relate that this ceremony is right on our doorstep and is held in Sedgefield, County Durham.

I take my hat off to the Sedgfield Veterans’ Association for their compassion and initiative. I also understand that any like minded individual would not be turned away from attending on of these ceremonies.

Malcolm first penned the above back in May 2009. Since then The Boundary Motorcycle Group are proud of the excellent relationship they have with  the Sedgefield Veterans Association.

The latest picture of which there are unfortunately plenty more on this web site was taken at the repatriation Service held at Sedgefield on 11am on Tuesday 7th February 2012 and was for Lance Corporal Gajbahadur Gurung killed in Afghanistan.

He was number 397. Our condolences to his family. The question to ask is how long and how many more.

The Boundary Classic is open to any age of bike and  takes place on Sunday 17th June2012.

The event covers a distance of 130 miles around the North Yorkshire Moors.

Entrance fee is £3 per Rider/Pillion, who are asked to raise a minimum of £20 sponsorship each.

Riders receive an Air Ambulance T shirt, Badge and Boundary mug.

The ride starts and finishes at Kirkleatham Hall, Redcar. TS10 5NW

Please help us raise  money to secure the financial future of The Great North Air Ambulance Service. Your life may depend on it.

The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Challenge takes place on the weekend of Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2012. The Challenge is a 500 mile ride around the area covered by the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Riders can take one or two days to complete the event. The entrance fee is £3 per rider/pillion who are asked to raise a minimum of £20 sponsorship each.

Each entrant receives an Air Ambulance T shirt, badge and mug. Riders and pillions will also receive a free bacon bun and a cuppa at the start of their ride.

The start and finish is Kirkleatham Hall, Redcar. TS10 5NW where there is free camping available.

It is also proposed to have a start and finish in Cumbria, details of which will be circulated asap.

For further details contact the Group Secretary at; or download the entry forms from the web site at;


Once again we are indebted to Marty for arranged and providing, ‘The First on Scene First Aid’ course which will take place on Sunday 18th March 2012, starting at 9am and finish around 4pm.

These courses have been run over the last three years and those who have attended will tell you that not only is it a first class course but a real good laugh as well. Marty assures me that he has a new set of jokes.

The First on scene First Aid Course was designed by the Boundary and Marty and is active and practical in nature. Students will receive ‘class-room tuition’ but will spend a significant proportion of their time in the open, dressed in their motorcycle clothing dealing with a variety of incidents they may come across whilst out and about on their motorcycles.

Not only does the course deal with Basic Life Skills but looks at practical problems/solutions in making a ‘scene safe’.

The course will be held in the Community engagement building attached to Stranton fire station in Stockton Street, Hartlepool.
The building is a large blue porta-cabin style within the fire station with access from the front off Stockton street next to the station appliance bays; right hand side as you look at the station; and access from the station yard off Clark street.

There is no parking on site for cars inside the station yard, bikes will be allowed in. There is parking in Clark street and four parking bays near the access door at the front of the building one being a disabled bay; this can be used as we will have the building to ourselves.

Please do not go to the station for information or access Marty will be there from 0830. If you come in the station yard on foot, walk straight towards the blue building and come in the side door, not the one near the cars.

If you come into the yard on a bike, park as close to the rear of the fire engine next to the blue building. If you come to the front the first door up the ramp will be open come in and ring the bell.

The cost of the course is £15 . There will be tea/coffee and biscuits available but you will be required to bring their lunch with them.

It is better if people come on bikes with their gear on for obvious reasons. If people have to come by car please bring you motorcycle riding gear including helmet with you.

The course will be to HSE standards and accredited. The course is classed as an Emergency first aid certificate.

There are twelve places available and its on a first come first served basis. Add your names to the thread on the forum at;,6332.0.html



The tin and bucket collections we have held during 2011 raised an amazing £4763.80p

There were a lot of Boundary members at Tillstons, Stockton for the launch of the new Kawasaki Versys 1000. A good night was had. When it came to the draw Totty’s name got pulled out but because he had left he was no longer eligible to go forward to the National draw. The Kawasaki man said he would sort him out a fleece though.
So there was another draw and guess who’s name came out Karen. She was presented with a limited edition bike book. We then had a nervous wait whilst the national draw took place. The format for that was each shop in the country had a winner. There was now a national draw where the dealers names were drawn out. Unfortunately Karen missed out but it was great to be part of it. The first prize was a Kawasaki of your choice for two months and you had to ride to the Bruno Grand Prix in Czechoslovakia all expenes paid. Here is a picture of Karen trying out one of the bikes. Well done Karen.

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