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We have been using the car park at Thornaby New Town Centre for some years now and a system has developed whereby everything works extremely well but we still need volunteers to help out. 
It is great for people to just turn up but if was not for the people who turn up early and control the situation things would not go well.
By now every rider will have received a comprehensive list of final instructions but just in case they have not been read this is what takes place.

The traffic lights at the junction of Mitchell Avenue and Allensway there are people directing bikes onto Allensway. Usually this is by Mal and his team.

The roundabout at Allensway and the New Town Centre Car park is manned directing riders into the car Park.

As riders enter the car park the Riders of Trikes. Motorcycle and Sidecars and Boats!!!! are directed into the layby which wil;l; have been coned and taped off. Davey and Chloe have been in charge of this post in the past.

If the riders are not destined for the layby they are directed down towards Lidls where they ride onto the paved area and turn right down towards the Lidl Store entrance. It is crucial here that riders are  aware of pedestrians and that also they park their bikes close together as room is at a premium. Normally Wilky and myself have taken responsibility for this.
When this area is full riders are then directed around the Brewhouse Cafe and alongside the entrance to the Eagle Hotel.
This route will be heavily pedestrianised and it is essential that the utmost care is taken. Volunteers will be need to control this area and the other areas mentioned.

If volunteers can attend at 9am that would be great so that we can control where bikes are left.

Just before the procession starts of the Trikes riders will be called forward to the area where the Police Bikes are parked. When the Police Bikes move from this area that is where the procession bikes will exit. The Trikes and other three wheeled bikes are asked top join the procession once every twenty bikes. Juice the Green Santa normally takes on this role and it allows us to spread out the three wheeled vehicles throughout the procession.

The procession will leave the car park at a very slow pace because otherwise the procession will be drawn out with large gaps. As the procession leaves the car park the lead Fire Engine will move in front of the bikes and lead the procession. Also for the first time there will be a Police Interceptor Car driven by Spike and accompanying him a TV crew.

The procession will move very slowly on to Mitchell Avenue and when the last Bike passes the Open Top bus on Mitchel Avenue that will follow the procession.

Due to a restricted number of Police Motorcycle taking part this year there may be occasion for the procession to come to a very slow ride or stop. to allow the Police Bikes to overtake and man certain Hazards.

Areas that have been identified for this as per the instructions have been the dual carriageway Stockton Road prior to turning left onto Church Road. Then there is the Wilderness Road as we approach Newport Road Roundabout and then on the Trunk Road prior to turning left over Coastham Bridge.

Also please ensure you are aware of the staggered riding position which is explained in your copy of the final instructions. We need to ride close together but safely. Ride smoothly and don’t leave gaps.

On arriving at Kirkleatham please park close together to ensure everyone can access the car park.

 

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Members will be aware that since the Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group was started back in June 2006 each year we used to hold a ‘Weekend Event’ whereby members could take part in either the 500 mile ride of the Challenge or the 130 mile Classic.
These event have proved extremely popular and over the years we have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for The Great North Air Ambulance.
Experience has shown that to arrange these events has called upon the services of members which has required an awful amount of time and commitment.
Experience has also shown that the date that would be arranged was not always convenient for everyone.
To this end the Great North Air Ambulance has now taken over the running of the 500 Mile Challenge and the 130 mile Classic.
This means that these two events can be entered at a time and date to suit you.
Today I met with the Air Ambulance and they have provided a booklet which publicise a number of events one being about the Boundary 500.
This booklet will shortly be posted/circulated.

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This is an ideal opportunity for you to become involved in the Groups aims and declarations at a time and pace suited to you.
The relevant section within the Air Ambulance that relates to the event entry forms etc. can be found at the following link.

https://www.greatnorthairambulance.co.uk/…/ch…/boundary-500/

There are a number of events arranged this year and it will be good to see members participating in either of these two events for which the Boundary 500 has become synonymous with.
People have copied our format but these are the real deal.

Dont forget this is an excellent opportunity for you to arrange something. Please post your dates and time on the forum and that way other people can also become involved.

I look forward to your response and many thanks for your continued support.

Everyone is welcome to take part in these events and you do not have to be a member of the Group.

Each year we dress up in fancy dress and visit some residential homes in the Thornaby area to deliver Easter eggs to the residents. I know a lot of Groups takes eggs to Children’s wards but we feel that the elderly are the forgotten generation and when they see us we always have lots of smiles especially from those that do not receive many visitors.

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As reported previously members of the Group have taken part in a five hundred mile ride to visit the three  Zoe’s Baby Hospices located in Middlesbrough, Coventry and Liverpool. Well done guys.

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The entries  for the  annual Boundary 500 Motorcycle Santa Ride which takes place to raise much needed funds for Zoe’s Baby Hospice are going really fast and it looks like we will have to bring forward the closing date for entries should this trend continue. We are limited to 160 motorcycles so do not delay get your entry forms in now. The forms can be downloaded from the Group web site at;  http://www.boundary500.co.uk/entry-forms/

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Congratulations to Mark, Craig and Bernie for riding 505 miles to raise funds for Zoe’s Baby Hospice. The ride is the forerunner of the new SOS Challenge that will be available for people to enter starting January 2016.

The ride involves visiting the three Zoe’s Baby Hospices which are located in Middlesbrough, Coventry and Liverpool. There is a Just giving page at if you would be so kind as to make a donation. Its costs three hundred pounds a day to look after one of the Babies so please give generously. The link is at; https://www.justgiving.com/zoes500/

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The entry forms for this years Santa Ride in aid of Zoes Baby Hospice can now be downloaded from the web site at http://www.boundary500.co.uk/entry-forms/

Don’t delay as we are restricted to 160 Motorcycle. First come first served.

Santa Ride 2015

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