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Sep 06

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BrianCharles says:

Motorcycle Group Release CD to Raise Money for Charity

A group of motorcyclists has received the blessing of pre-eminent folk duo The Proclaimers and now look set to launch one of the year’s most unlikely attempts at making the pop charts.

The Boundary 500 Motorcycle group has enlisted the help of North-East band The Happy Cats, fronted by ex-Lindisfarne vocalist Marty Craggs, in re-recording I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers’ signature song.

Sales of the song will raise money for two of the region’s best-loved charities, the Great North Air Ambulance Service and Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

The lyrics of the song have been changed to reflect the bikers’ dedication to the two causes, and the song itself has been given the new title I’m Gonna Ride (500 Miles).

Brian Laverick, founder of the Boundary 500 group, said: “It’s been a lot of hard work putting this together, but the end product is something I think we can be really proud of.  Song sales of about 3,000 in the week should see us enter the top 40 which would be a phenomenal achievement in itself, but would also raise lots of money for these two great charities. Lets make it a Christmas No 1”

The Boundary 500 was established to support GNAAS and takes its name from the approximate distance around the boundary area of the air ambulance charity. Every year, bikers from the group ride the 500 mile journey to boost fundraising. It has raised more than £310,000 for GNAAS and £106,000 for Zoë’s Place since it began.

In a statement, Charlie and Craig Reid, of the Proclaimers, said: “Our very best wishes to the Happy Cats’  and the Boundary 500 Motorcycle Group"

The song is available for 79p via iTunes from Monday, and in CD and DVD format for £3 at

I Tunes at,

and you tube



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Nov 12

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pauljar21 says:

Great effort B500

Outstanding effort, great work for a great cause. At only 79p it would be rude not to download it

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Jun 04

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CD Support for Air Ambulance

When did you last face a bill for £900,000 for a gearbox and then be chuffed to find a reconditioned unit for £225,000 ---- well the ANGELS who run the Air Ambulance haver just done that !

This essential service to us is 100% charity funded and if you can't afford 79p then at least post a nice supporting comment on the iTunes site where the CD is available for download



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Nov 12

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wilkyman2 says:

Boundary 500 CD Single

Come on Everybody - you know it makes sense :smile

Gawd forbid any of us actually ever need an air ambulance BUT you know that somebody reading this, one day will.

Come on, it has to be worth 79p of everbody's money - even if you don't like the song, spend 79p on this one :sunglasses:

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Nov 12

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annyam says:

Boundary CD

really great cd,:smile

please buy it or download it and help raise money for the 2 charities

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