The Boundary 500 motorcycle ride earns over £25,000 for Zoe’s Place

Published date: 6 May 2022
Fundraising news Middlesbrough

In November 2022, hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts again descended on to the roads of Teesside to take part on the Boundary 500 motorbike ride – all in aid of our hospice.

On lookers revelled and clapped in excitement as traditional, vintage, side-car motorcycles and scooters whizzed passed them! (closely followed by police cars, a double decker bus and a fire engine)

Riders set off just outside Thornaby Town Centre

What’s more, drivers were all head to toe in festive clothing, from Santa and Mrs Claus to the Grinch and gingerbread man.

Event organiser and friend of Zoe’s Place Brian Laverick said: “We do this for the kids who visit the charity. They do extremely good work for local families, so the Santa ride is out of appreciation for all of that really.”

“Due to COVID and bad weather conditions, this is the first we’ve done in a few years, but I’m really happy we managed to get it up and running again.”

“Everyone who participates want to earn as much money as possible. It’s a real friendly feeling before we set off as well. My biking family really are unbelievable – as are those who cheer us on.”

All in all, this year’s ride made our charity over £25,000, which we’re absolutely thrilled with. We’d like to thank every single rider who contributed AND everyone who lined the route across Thornaby, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Kirkleatham.

We’d also like to thank local authorities, Cleveland Police, and volunteers – because without their support, the event wouldn’t be possible.

If you’d like to take part in the Boundary 500 Santa ride in 2023, you can! Just keep an eye on our social media pages. We’ll be posting registration links and giving additional information about the ride in due course.

Brian Laverick (right) , with Boundary friends, our clinical team and children who visit the hospice.

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