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Fatal Motorcycle Accident

At approximately 5.25pm on Thursday 16th August 2007 on the A177 dual carriageway between Sedgefield and Thorpe Larches.
A red Honda CB400 was carrying out an overtaking manoeuvre, for some unknown reason the rider has lost control, the machine has come into contact with the grass verge, which has thrown the rider from the bike.
If anyone has seen this accident or has any information, can you please contact Pc Mick Bell, Durham Police's Accident Unit on 0191 3752159.

Another Ladies Ride out - Sunday 9th September

Due to popular demand and me getting a lot of ear rake from the girls I'm running another ride out.
It's on Sunday 9th September and it's a Durham Dales Run. We will be meeting at Durham Police HQ at Aykley Heads at 10.30am for a cuppa and explanation of the route and heading out at 11.00am.
Because it getting a bit colder it will be up to Hartside for a hot chocolate and a bite to eat in Middleton in Teesdale!
Hope you can all make it and if you need any more information just drop me an e-mail.
See you there. Ali

Photo's on-Line from, Wed 22nd August at Aykley Heads

Another good meeting, our first evening one at Police HQ on Wednesday 22nd August.
Good weather, good riding, plenty of track time.
Katie and Tom both had new bikes on display....
Dale was back from holidays, after missing BikeWise and was 'raring' to go.
Well done to Jordan who had been racing at Lanbaurgh in Cleveland the day before and had won a trophy (Need to see some pictures on the Blog !!)
Nice to see Simon travelling up from Stockton on his own motorbike to watch the event - hope to see you on your smaller version at the next meeting..
Enjoy the photo's and keep checking this site and your email for details of our next meeting.
See you soon
The 'BikeWise' Team
22nd August 2007

Recent Burglary at Motor Cross Direct-Chilton Ind Estate

The newly set up business of Motor Cross Direct was broken into between the evening of Thursday 9th August overnight to the morning of Friday 10th August.
The company which is situated in a unit on Chilton Ind. Estate had a large quantity of motor cross clothing, equipment, parts and accessories were stolen from the unit valued at over £16000.
Anyone with information relating to this burglary contact DC David Eames at Spennymoor C.I.D. or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Thank You - To Durham Advanced Motorcyclists

I'd like to say a big 'Thank You' to members of the Durham Advanced Motorcyclists who 'sprung' a surprise upon me at the 13th BikeWise event on the 29th July,which was my last as a serving Police Officer.
The first event was held in 1995 and on the same day we launched the Durham Advanced Motorcycle Group. It's chairman at that time was Mike Cope, who has been a stalwart of the group throughout the years and it was Mike who came up onto the stage at the end of the presentations to present me with a drawing of me on my Police bike - a Honda ST1300. There is a lovely inscription, from the group to me on the frame.
Throughout my years as motorcycle Sgt I have been privileged to help the group and to see it grow. D.A.M became so big at one point that it had to split and the Northumberland Advanced Motorcyclists group (N.A.M) were subsequently formed and also continue's to thrive.
Both these groups have trained hundreds of local motorcyclists in advanced riding techniques, based on the Police system of riding.
The Committee, Training officer, Senior Observers and Observers put countless hours into running the group and Mick Alder & Alison Bonar from the bike office also put a lot of their own time into helping with the group.
There are to many names within DAM to mention people individually but to all both past & present a big Thank You from Annie & myself for your kindness.
Although I am retiring from the Police Service, I fully intend to be actively involved with the group and to examine any future associates that the group put's through to test....
Bob Brown
Next Meeting for the BikeWise Mini-Bike Club Has Been Set.

The next BikeWise Mini-Bike Club meeting will take place at Durham Police HQ site on Wednesday 22nd August. Registration will be from 6pm and safety briefing will take place at 6.30pm.
This will be our first evening meeting but we will get at least a couple of hours practise in before it turns dark! Oh and keep your fingers crossed for the weather!!

Ladies Sunday 'Ride Out'

Hi Girls....
We're organising a ride out on Sunday August 5th for ladies of all riding abilities.
We will be meeting at the Washington Services (Southbound) A1M at 10.00am, then travelling to Bowburn Services just off junction 61 A1M for 10.30am. We will be leaving the services at 10.45am for our run out.
The run will cover all the aspects of an enjoyable ride out - good roads, good company, a good cuppa, good food and if the weathers nice a delicious ice cream!!

or telephone: 0191 3752399
Looking forward to seeing you there.
PC 569 Ali Bonar