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ShiNE Awards 2008 - BikeWise Mini-Bike Club shortlisted

BikeWise Mini-Bike Club has been shortlisted in the final six, of the 2008 SHINE Local Government Awards (Sharing Best Practice in the North East) in the category : The Engaging with Young People Award.
The a
wards are open to North East local authorities and fire and rescue services, as well as their employees. Local authorities can enter in partnership with other local authorities or external partners. The actual awards will recognise local authorities, fire and rescue service and their employees only.
The winner of the category will be announced at an awards ceremony held at Gateshead on the 6th March 2008.
BikeWise Mini-Bike Club was formed in 2007 in partnership with Durham County Council & County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service.

ShiNE Awards 2008 - BikeWise Mini-Bike Club shortlisted

BikeWise Mini-Bike Club has been shortlisted in the final six, of the 2008 SHINE Local Government Awards (Sharing Best Practice in the North East) in the category : The Engaging with Young People Award.
The a
wards are open to North East local authorities and fire and rescue services, as well as their employees. Local authorities can enter in partnership with other local authorities or external partners. The actual awards will recognise local authorities, fire and rescue service and their employees only.
The winner of the category will be announced at an awards ceremony held at Gateshead on the 6th March 2008.
BikeWise Mini-Bike Club was formed in 2007 in partnership with Durham County Council & County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service.

BikeWise Mini-Bike Club goes International !!

Andy & Jordan Hammill (both members of BikeWise Mini-Bike Club) found the following sites whilst looking on the internet.....

Le Journal Du Motard and PocketBike Magazine

Both Magazines show the picture of Durham's 'finest' riding the club mini-bikes at it's launch last year (Note : Mick Alder at the back...)
The translation roughly says :
"Usually the only contact between the police force and the pocketbikes consists with the arrest of their young pilots at the time of the use of these machines, which is, recall it, completely prohibited on the public highway. In order to stage with the problem of the lack of structure aiming at accomodating these pilot apprentices in a framed way, the English police force of Durham has just set up its own club open to all and even created its own stable of pilot-police officers!"

So looks like we'll have to call all our club members 'Pilots' from now on... (but we don't give 'air miles' with club membership !!)

BikeWise Mini-Bike Club goes International !!

Andy & Jordan Hammill found the following sites whilst looking on the internet.....


Le Journal Du Motard and PocketBike Magazine

Both Magazines show the picture of Durham's 'finest' riding the club mini-bikes at it's launch last year (Note : Mick Alder at the back...)
The translation roughly says :
"Usually the only contact between the police force and the pocketbikes consists with the arrest of their young pilots at the time of the use of these machines, which is, recall it, completely prohibited on the public highway. In order to stage with the problem of the lack of structure aiming at accomodating these pilot apprentices in a framed way, the English police force of Durham has just set up its own club open to all and even created its own stable of pilot-police officers!"

So looks like we'll have to call all our club members 'Pilots' from now on (but we don't give air miles with club membership !!)

Next Meeting - Sunday 17th February

Many Thanks to all who took part in our meeting on Sunday 27th January. The riders & their families/friends for supporting us.
A special 'Thank You' to , Andy, Andrew, Carl, Dave, Don, Ivor, Neil, Steve, Stuart & Tim who helped all day with the marshalling & also to the 'start box crew' of Jenky, Jordan, Simon & Tom who kept the riders flowing onto the track & worked quite a sweat up getting all the bikes running !!

Our 3rd indoor meeting of 2008 is to be held at Black & Deckers on Sunday 17th February.
1000hrs 'signing on' for a 1030hrs safety briefing/start.


Remember to bring some warm clothing & hot drinks, as it will be cold...

All members should have now received an email re the event and if you haven't already done so then sign up to facebook and join the BikeWise Mini-Bike Club Group for all the latest info and chat between members...
*** Look out for the photo's as John Attle (Sam & Josh's Grandad) was busy with his camera throughout the day and will forward me the photo's as soon as he can. ***

New Look -BikeWise News

Yes, this is the new header you will see when you 'log on' to BikeWise News....
The good news is you will see a lot more of it this spring/summer if you are travelling in the Durham Dales & surrounding area's as it will be on the back of Weardale & Arriva buses travelling through the Dales and surrounding area's. The 'Wait A Second' message is something that BikeWise has been promoting for a few years and came about as a a result of a fatal motorcycle accident we had to deal with - so Please... Wait A Second !!

New Look -BikeWise News

Yes, this is the new header you will see when you 'log on' to BikeWise News....
The good news is you will see a lot more of it this spring/summer if you are travelling in the Durham Dales & surrounding area's as it will be on the back of Weardale & Arriva buses travelling through the Dales and surrounding area's. The 'Wait A Second' message is something that BikeWise has been promoting for a few years and came about as a a result of a fatal motorcycle accident we had to deal with - so Please... Wait A Second !!

Become a fan of BikeWise

Become a fan of BikeWise on facebook.......
If you're already a member of the online 'facebook' community then search for BikeWise and you'll find our online facebook page which you can join.
All events will be entered onto the page and you will be able to confirm your attendance .... and also keep up with all our latest news.
If you're not a member then it's easy to join, just click on this link and you will soon be able to join our online community...
Tell your motorcycling friends to join and keep informed of whats happening up here in the North...
If you're already a member of the mini-bike club then you can ask to join the BikeWise Mini-Bike Club group on facebook

Become a fan of BikeWise

Become a fan of BikeWise on facebook.......
If you're already a member of the online 'facebook' community then search for BikeWise and you'll find our online facebook page which you can join.
All events will be entered onto the page and you will be able to confirm your attendance .... and also keep up with all our latest news.
If you're not a member then it's easy to join, just click on this link and you will soon be able to join our online community...
Tell your motorcycling friends to join and keep informed of whats happening up here in the North...

Photo's from 1st indoor meeting of 2008

The photo's from our 1st indoor meeting of 2008 at Black & Deckers, Spennymoor.
'Many Thanks' to John Attle for taking the photographs on the day.
Big Thank You to everybody for making the day such a success...
Some really smooth riding and a really nice atmosphere.
1st indoor meeting - 2008
Double Click on this image to view photographs

Next Meeting - Sunday 27th January 2008

Many Thanks to all who took part in our 1st meeting of 2008 on Sunday 6th January. The riders & their families for supporting us.
A special 'Thank You' to Neil, Andy, Andrew, Dave, Ivor & Stuart who helped all day with the marshalling & also to the 'start box crew' of Jordan, Simon, Jenky & Tom who kept the riders flowing onto the track & worked quite a sweat up getting all the bikes running !!

Our 2nd indoor meeting of 2008 is to be held at Black & Deckers on Sunday 27th January.
1000hrs 'signing on' for a 1030hrs safety briefing/start.


Remember to bring some warm clothing & hot drinks, as it will be cold...

All members should have now received an email re the event and if you haven't already done so then sign up to facebook and join the BikeWise Mini-Bike Club Group for all the latest info and chat between members...

Happy New Year.....

Happy New Year to you all......
Here's wishing you a safe 2008
Hopefully there will not be as much rain as in 2007 and we'll all be out on two wheels enjoying our motorcycling.
Now is an important time to maybe do a bit of maintenance on the bike, tyres, chains, brakes etc... to be ready for that nice dry day.....
Look out for us on the roads of Durham and have a chat with us to find out what is, or 'is not' happening in the area..
Remember... If you see any of the big yellow coloured road signs - Bends Dead Ahead and Roads To Die For .... They have been put there for a reason... (With the support of Durham County Council we will hopefully extend this scheme again this coming year)
Some new things planned for this year - watch this space.... and remember two important diary dates :
Easter Egg Run - Sunday 23rd March
BikeWise 2008 - Sunday 27th July

'Safe Riding' - 'The BikeWise Team'

Happy New Year.....

Our 1st meeting of 2008 is to be held at Black & Deckers on Sunday 6th January.
1000hrs 'signing on' for a 1030hrs safety briefing/start.

Remember to bring some warm clothing & hot drinks, as it will be cold...

All members should have now received an email re the event and if you haven't already done so then sign up to facebook and join the BikeWise Mini-Bike Club Group for all the latest info and chat between members...