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BikeWise 2010 – Tomorrow….. Sunday 25th July

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   BikeWise 2010 is tomorrow

 Yes, Sunday 25th July……

  Police HQ, Aykley Heads,Durham

  at 1000hrs.

  Click on the picture for more details

HM Plant line-up confirmed

Steve Plater John McGuinness Havier Beltram Josh Brookes Glenn Richards

HM Plant Honda Racing have confirmed their line up for this weekends BikeWise 2010 Show……

Steve Plater, John McGuinness, Team Manager Harvey Beltran, Josh Brookes & Glenn Richards

will be at the show with the HM Plant Honda Racing Truck and the riders bikes.

The riders will be available throughout the day for you to meet and get autographs / photographs.

For further details of the team visit : HM Plant Honda Racing

Honda Racing is sponsored by local Hebburn based firm HM Plant Ltd

What's on at BikeWise 2010

Bikewise Web Button 2010 BikeWise celebrates it's 16th year of running in 2010.
It will soon be with us on Sunday 25th July....
Put the date in your diary..
Email your friends with this link (http://bikewise2010.blogspot.com/) and click on the picture to find out all about BikeWise 2010
Look forward to seeing you at the regions biggest and longest running bike event

Ridewell 2010

Cleveland Police's 10th  'Ridewell' event takes place on Sunday 11th July - Due to ongoing development at Preston Hall, the Ridewell team are proud to announce that this years event will be held at the prestigious Wynyard Hall.
This year will see a stunning motorcycle display from the IMPS. For those not familiar with the team they consist of riders in ages from as low as 5years old! performing amazing stunts. The Imps have performed all over the UK and this summer will be performing at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the Highland Tattoo at Inverness and at St Truiden Belgium together with a number of other events.
Also this year we are pleased to announce that not one but two of the Countrys most popular and successful Race Teams will be returning to Ridewell for the second year, albeit one in different livery. Rob McElnea is bringing his new look Rob Mac Racing team here for the day so come along and meet the team and take a close look at some of the Race Bikes which will be competing in this years British Superbike Championship in the hands of Dan Linfoot and Ian Lowry.
Also here on the day will be the new look Swan Racing Hondas, previously Hydrex Honda. The bikes you will see will be campaigned this year in the British Superbike Championship by Stuart Easton and James Ellison. Come along and have a look at the bikes and speak to some of the riders.

More Information can be obtained from Steve Darby or Kevin Keay located at Cleveland Police Motorcycle Section on 01642 301574 or email: ridewell@cleveland.pnn.police.uk

Stormin The Castle

Our local Bikeshow is back to it's traditional home of Witton Castle for it's 20th running on the 3rd, 4th & 5th September.
As well as top bands performing throughout the weekend there is, on the Saturday afternoon the Custom Bike Show. As the name implies this is a bike show for custom & classic bikes (and trikes). 
This includes any motorcycle which has been extensively modified, preferably by the owner. It must involve more than the fitting of one or two small custom parts.
A machine which has been carefully rebuilt to standard specifications does not fall into the Custom category. Neither do bikes which can be bought from specialist ‘Branded’ companies on a ‘made to order’ basis.
The Classic Section includes anything which was manufactured over 25 years ago.


“Bikes of Notable Interest” An area, just outside the main show, will be provided where bikes which do not fit the show categories, and are ineligible to be judged in the show, can be displayed.
Entry
To enter the bike in the show, bring it along to the Show Control between 9.00am and 4.00pm on the Saturday of the event.
 ALL BIKES MUST HAVE:- A CURRENT ROAD TAX DISC AND BE RIDDEN ONTO THE SITE.
For full details of the event visit the website at : http://storminthecastle.co.uk/news/custom-bike-show/


To download the poster image above visit : http://storminthecastle.co.uk/images/flyer.pdf

The evolution of a Swan Honda (Polini) - BikeWise Mini Bike Club

BikeWise Mini Bike Club member Paul Henshaw and his dad Mick have been busy turning a red coloured Polini 910 into a Swan Honda replica. This is how they did it :"Before painting starts, the original Polini bodywork needs to be prepared by removing all stickers and rubbing down the original paintwork. Parts are then primed using a good quality primer. A poor start will only result in a poor finish. After the primer has cured, the parts are then given a white base coat (picture 1). "Before painting starts, the original Polini bodywork needs to be prepared by removing all stickers and rubbing down the original paintwork. Parts are then primed using a good quality primer. A poor start will only result in a poor finish. After the primer has cured, the parts are then given a white base coat (picture 1). The main base colour of this particular paint scheme is yellow, so after the white base coat has dried, it is rubbed down and given three coats of yellow. Then we begin with the graphics (picture 2) starting at the top or bottom, leaving the middle to last (pictures 3 and 4).When the parts are dry enough to handle, we then mask off the middle colour (pictures 5 and 6).After allowing the graphics to dry, any lettering and pinstriping are then airbrushed on. The parts are then checked making sure everything lines up and is correct before lacquering (picture 7).All of the paintwork is protected with a good 3 to 4 coats of good quality 2K lacquer (pictures 8-11).2K lacquer only needs 24 hours to dry before handling, so the bike can be reassembled the next day. All paints used on this bike are from House of Kolor, which all carry health warnings.Pictures 12 and 13 show bike before and after."