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Little Bimble out seeing as the weather looks reasonable okay, from start point to finish point about 135 miles.
Meeting at Petrol Station at Wolviston Services at the intersection of the A19/A689.
LEAVING WOLVISTON SERVICES AT 10AM.
Heading north East for about 48 miles and stopping for breakfast.
Then heading west before turning south towards our next refreshment stop which is about is about 65 miles away and near Crook.
From there back to the start point at Wolviston Services.
In all a total mileage of about 135 miles.
Please have full tanks at the start.
Will post on Face Book.

 

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Todays (25th July 2014) Darlington and Stockton Times.

 

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Today (21.07.14) we had a press call in Redcar to promote our trip to the Menin Gate at Ypres in Belgium where we have been honoured to take part in the wreath laying ceremony on Monday 28th July 2014 exactly 100 years since the outbreak of World War One.
In the foreground to the left is Brian Laverick, B500, centre and right Councillor Eric Howden and Dave Blissett both members of Redcar British Legion.
There are about fifty members of the Boundary Motorcycle Group going to the ceremony and they will take with them wreaths from Both Redcar and Cleveland Council, Redcar British Legion Association and Sedgefield Veterans Association.
In addition to the wreaths the Group will also be taking with them three hundred wooden cross’s to place at various World War One sites in France and Belgium.
A large number of the cross’s have come from Schools around the area.
The schools will later be supplied with an record and photograph of where the cross’s were placed.
The Group will also be taken with them a signed football, to place at the scene of the Football match that took place at Christmas in 1914.
Sedgefield Veterans Association have also arranged a Church Service that will take place at 9.15am on Saturday 26th July 2014, on the Green at Sedgefield to Bless the Wreaths and Cross’s and to wish all those going to the Menin Gate a safe journey.
The Mayors of Durham and Redcar will be in attendance as will the Lord Lieutenant.
Tyne Tees television will also be in attendance.
Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier. Please pass on the details of the service to all your contacts.
Please support our efforts.

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As a result of attended a meeting with our partners, Sedgefield Veterans Association there will be a  ‘Blessing of the Wreaths’ Service which will be held on the green at Sedgefield at 9.30am on Saturday 26th July 2014. before we travel to Ypres to take part in the 100th Anniversary of WW1 which will be held on the green at Sedgefield at 9.30am on Saturday 26th July 2014.

This is an excellent gesture from our friends and one which I hope everyone whether they are going or not to Ypres will with their families and friends attend.

There will be a number of local dignitaries as well as the Lord Lieutenant, attending along with our friends from the Veterans association.

The local press and Tyne Tees Television will be there to record the occasion and we also understand the BBC will also be there.

I have attached a number of maps and photographs to assist people. Parking arrangements have been made for both cars and bikes. Tim is making arrangements for there to be a ‘minder’ whilst the bikes are parked up.

The Veterans Association are well aware that we need to be on our way and as a result of that ask that we meet in Sedgefield at 9am. The Service will start prompt at 9.30am and it envisaged that the event will be concluded by 10am.

There will be light refreshments available at the Parish Hall and again I have informed our friends that in all probability people will be heading straight off.

We need our friends and families to turn up to mark this ‘once in a life time’ event and their support for our venture is paramount. Please ensure you pass details of this event to all your contacts and groups.

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Sgt. G Cummins was a Medical Officer in the Royal Army Corp during the 1914 – 1918 War. He kept a diary which was Army Book No 136. Sgt Cummins details his daily duties in the operating theatre then one day stops and copies the entries from a Soldiers diary. Here are some of the extracts. A full report can be found in the forum at http://www.boundary500.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,7487.0.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group are arranging a Ride in Honour that will start on Sunday 28th July 2014 and travel to the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium to mark the 100 year anniversary of World War One. Further details will be appearing here asap.

For the new dates please visit the forum at;

http://www.boundary500.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,7257.75.html

The prize money thanks to the generosity of Tony and Jane has just been raised.

First prize is now a minimum of £120

Second prize is now a minimum of £80

Third prize is now a minimum of £40

Tony and Jane from Securall one of the Groups sponsors; http://www.secureall.co.uk/ have matched the money donated by the Boundary.

First prize will now be a minimum of £120

Second prize will now be a minimum of £80

Third prize will now be a minimum of £40

This is a fantastic gesture by Tony and Jane and is much appreciated.

The threads on the forum regarding this event can be found at;

http://www.boundary500.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,7256.0.html

http://www.boundary500.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,7257.0.html

Boundary Navigational Event.

 

I think everyone will agree that 2012 in relation to the weather has been a bit of a mixed bag with more events cancelled than I can remember and not forgetting a lot of financial uncertainties I think we need to have some sort of social event to make things a bit more upbeat.

I know some of you SORN your bikes at the end of September so am proposing the following.

The Boundary Navigational Event will take place on Saturday 29th September and Sunday 30th September 2012.

The reason for two dates because some people can make Saturday’s, some can only make Sundays, so I think that it is logical that people can choose their date when to take part.

Logistics.

The Start and finish location will be the car park at Kirkleatham Hall Redcar.

The start times still have to be finalised but we are looking between 9am and 10am, both days.

The Closing times will be between 5pm and 7pm.

If I get the mileages right the closing times will allow for a steady ride with ample opportunity to take refreshment stops and not have an event that becomes an endurance adventure.

Entrants will be issued with a sheet of paper that contains a photocopy of eight map locations to visit. The locations will be readily identifiable

Each entrant will be required to visit 75% of those locations by the shortest route. The photocopy map locations will have an arrow on them indicating an area to go to.

Each location will have a question that requires answering. The answer to that question can be found in the area marked by the arrow.

Entrants will also be given a photograph of something that they should see on their route. Entrants will need to record the location of the photograph subject matter.

Marks will be given for each correct answer. The answer that is given must match exactly the one that I will have recorded. Any deviation  will result in a deduction of score. Obviously if it’s the wrong answer there will be no score.

Due to the fact that different bikes record different mileages I will ride the shortest route to six locations on two different makes of bike and take the average.

Any deviation of an entrants mileage either above or below will result in minor deductions.

Entry forms will be available from me by email or made available at Lillie’s Cafe on a Tuesday night commencing Tuesday 18th September.

There will be an entrance fee of £2 per bike or trike.

Once I have received the completed entry forms,  I will issue that person with a list of places to visit.

The earlier entry forms are received, the better. This issuing of the locations to visit, will allow people lots of time to plan the shortest route to the six locations they are going to visit and in what order.

When you attend on either the Saturday or the Sunday you will be given the list of questions for all 8 locations.

You then marry up the locations with the questions of the ones you are going to visit.

Having read all that you will now be asking what do we get.

First Place will receive a minimum of £60.

Second Place will receive a minimum of £40

Third Place will receive a minimum of £20.

If we have any sponsors out there that would like to add to the prize money please email me.

To be eligible to receive these prizes you must attend the presentation evening on Saturday 27th October 2012 because that is when the results will be announced.

I will read out the highest placed person and if they are not there then I will continue until we have a first second and third.

Tickets for the presentation evening can be obtained from the secretary Karen.

If anyone has any comments then please feel free to contact me. One thing to bear in mind that there is some good money up for grabs so if you arrive at a location and you find the answer keep it to yourself.

I have entered a number of similar events and it is not unusual for people to park their bikes some distance from the clue and walk back. People see bikes and automatically park in the same location and think the answer to the question lies at that location.

The person who originally parked up then states that he can’t find it and says he’s moving onto the next clue after all its only a bit of fun. I think some people call it gamesmanship and I can readily think of a couple of likely characters.

One thing that cannot be done though is to interfere with the answers in any way shape or form.

I will lock this thread so that the information is readily accessible. I will start another thread and would appreciate if there is any interest and if so please stipulate your preferred date.

As stated entry forms will be available from Tuesday 18th September. I will need to get my skates on to sort the locations etc.

Link to the thread on the forum at;  http://www.boundary500.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,7256.0.html

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