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26th June 2011 – Date for your diary


BikeWise Mini Bike Club was formed in January 2007 and provides a facility throughout the year for young riders in our area to ride their motorcycle’s lawfully.

The club continues to grow and the first of our members took to the roads on two wheels last year after obtaining their driving licence and passing CBT with ACE Motorcycle Training of Durham through a scholarship partnership.

Some of our riders also headed North – over the border into Scotland to successfully compete in the Scottish Mini Moto Championship.

This year four of our club members are regularly competing in the championship and achieving some great results.

With support from the Durham Agency Against Crime and Karting North East at Warden Law (under the new ownership of Peugeot works rally driver Guy Wilks, who finished 3rd in this yrs 100th Monte Carlo Rally) we are pleased to announce that Round 3 of the Scottish Mini Moto Championship will travel south of the border, crossing over into England for the first time, so that other members of our club can take part in the championship and race against our Scottish mini moto friends.

Signing on / scrutineering will start at 12noon, followed by practice, qualifying and racing from 2pm –7pm

Please, put this one in your diary and come along to Karting North East at Warden Law Motorsports Centre, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR3 2PR to watch our young local riders having fun on their motorcycles – these young people are the future of motorcycling in the North East and need your support

There is plenty of good tarmac parking at the site and it may be that you might want to organize a karting session with a few of your friends with the new fleet of karts that have just been purchased

For the ‘feet up brigade’ the centre has just launched a Trials Club with some fun sections for all ages and ability's

For more details of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club visit their site at :

Happy Birthday to Kai

Many Thanks to Paul Henshaw from the BikeWise Mini Bike Club for sending this drawing of Kai Emmerson – who is fourteen (14) today.
Kai is a long standing member of the Mini Bike Club and also competes successfully in the Scottish Mini Moto championship
Kai was due to celebrate his birthday with club members at our meeting today (22/05/2011) but due to the heavy rain early this morning the meeting had to be cancelled.
Paul’s line drawings of motorcycle racers are excellent and we like to view his book which has been signed by most of the racers he’s drawn.
Paul has drawn this picture of Kai, specially for his birthday….
So Thanks to Paul and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kai, hope you have a great birthday and look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

HM Plant Honda Racing welcomes BikeWise Mini Bike Club To Croft

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Once again the HM Plant Honda Racing Team put in that extra effort during a very busy practice schedule, showing great community ‘spirit’ in inviting the next generation of motorcyclists from our area, the BikeWise Mini Bike Club, down to Croft last night, to meet it’s star riders.
Team Manager Havier Beltran,  introduced the riders :
reigning BSB champion Ryuichi Kiyonari
Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne
Superstock rider Jason O’Halloran
Honda TT Legends rider (and 15 times TT winner) John McGuinness
The riders answered questions from our club members and then posed for photographs and signed autographs on helmets , jackets , T-shirts etc before leaving each club member with signed photographs.
A fantastic and memorable night for our young riders, which will hopefully inspire some of them who are now racing themselves, onto emulating the Honda ‘stars’ in the future…….
‘Many Thanks’ -  to Havier and the riders for giving the club such a special night and we hope that they all can step up onto the podium after their respective races and take the silverware away from this weekends races.
Picture above shows club members with riders from Left to Right : Shane Byrne, Jason O’Halloran, Kyo and John McGuinness 

Easter Egg Run Video’s now online

Video taken at South Road, Durham

Video Taken at North Road, Darlington

Video taken at Greenfield Way, Newton Aycliffe

Video taken at Southfield Way, Durham (Approach to University Hospital)

Photo’s online from Sundays Mini Bike Meeting

Many Thanks to all who attended the  meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club, on Sunday  (1st May).
The weather was fantastic and we had a great meeting, with some new faces, whilst some of our regulars had travelled to Scotland to race in the  Scottish Mini Moto Championship
Some safe, smooth, quick riding by our members, and once again a big Thank You to all who helped out with the marshalling / signing on.
Photo's are now online and can be viewed by clicking on this link. (Thanks to John Attle)
REMEMBER that Warden Law is running it’s Mini Bike session tomorrow night – Monday 2nd May 5pm – 8.30pm.