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Merry Xmas & Best Wishes for the New Year

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Well it’s that time of year again, 2011 almost gone and it gives us a chance to quickly reflect on what’s been happening in the BikeWise ‘world’ and look forward to what 2012 has to bring.

We started the year off with the launch of the new BikeWise website, followed by our biggest Easter Egg Run, then our 17th annual  BikeWise Show and finally our Mystery Ride out for the GNAA. We’ve also spent a lot of time up in the Durham Dales meeting and talking to fellow motorcyclists.

BikeWise Training continues to receive support from Durham County Council and Bob & Mick have  been very busy over the summer months with riders on Training days.

The BikeWise Mini Bike Club continues to thrive with new riders joining on a regular basis. Some of the riders have completed very successfully in the Scottish Mini Bike Championship and we look forward to what they can achieve next year. These young riders are the future motorcyclists of this region and it is great that we can help and support them as they set out on this path.

On the downside we have had two motorcycle fatalities within the County this year and our thoughts go out to their families at this difficult time of the year. These deaths though make us more determined to promote the BikeWise message to even more motorcyclists in our region in the future.

So 2012 is almost here, it will be a difficult year in the policing world with the Olympics being held in the UK and the subsequent abstractions to deal with it, however we do have  some dates for your diary :

BikeWise Easter Egg Run – Sunday 8th April 2012 -  Click Here to read more and to register online

BikeWise Show – Sunday 1st July 2012

BikeWise Mini Bike Club runs meetings throughout the year, further details can be obtained by clicking on the Mini Bike Club from the homepage.

BikeWise Training takes bookings all year round, but the Trainings Days are ran from approx. March – October (dependant upon weather), why not click on BikeWise Training on the homepage and read what people think of our Training days and perhaps ‘Raise Your Standards’ in 2012

Our Events section of the website should be able to keep you up to date with motorcycling events around the world. If you know of an event that’s not on there then drop us an email and we’ll put it on the calendar.

Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for the New Year from all the BikeWise ‘team’

Xmas Meeting Photo’s now online

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Photo’s are now online from the Xmas meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club which was held at our new indoor venue at QC Space, Peterlee on Saturday 17th December .

A great turnout on the day and some hard work had been put into Xmas costumes and decorations for our riders and their bikes.

Another year done and another successful year for the mini bike club, riders come & go but we always have a ‘hardcore’ of families who support the club (even after there own children have left the club).

The club is coming up five years old in January and it continues to grow and thrive due to this support, it would be wrong to name people but you know how much your support is appreciated by the BikeWise ‘team’

 

‘Many Thanks’ to all who helped build (and take down) the track, for signing riders on and marshalling throughout the day. We couldn't run the events without your support.

It was great to welcome Chairman of Durham County Council, Dennis Morgan to our event as he handed out gifts to our riders. The club was initially supported by former chairman of the council Albert Nugent who provided funds and support in the early days and Dennis has subsequently supported the club in the later years. The skills our members are achieving now in riding their mini bikes will help them in the future when they eventually start riding / driving on Durham's roads. Councillor Morgan spoke about Durham’s road safety record and how he was proud of what our riders were achieving.

The date of our next meeting is Saturday 14th January 2012 at QC Space although there is an indoor mini bike session at :

PPIK at Leeds  on Thursday 29th December 6pm – 10pm. For further info contact PPIK on 0845 12 606 13 or email them on info@ppik.net

 

To view the pictures of the Xmas meeting, please CLICK HERE and then click on the relevant thumbnail image. (Thanks to John Attle)

Best wishes to all our members for Xmas look forward to seeing you all in 2012 (I’ve no doubt there’ll be lots of new ‘gear’ that Santa has brought)

Highway Code joins Twitter & Facebook

official-highway-codeThe Official Highway Code has joined Twitter and Facebook to share reminders about the rules for road users.

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The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. Knowing and applying the rules contained in The Highway Code could significantly reduce road casualties.

The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, particularly children, older or disabled people, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders.

Government slashes motoring Red Tape

sornMotorcyclists with bikes kept off-road will no longer have to fill in a SORN declaration form every year following a Government announcement.

Owners will only have to fill in a Statutory Off-Road Notification once instead of annually.

The need for a paper licence counterpart is also to be scrapped from 2015 in changes aimed at cutting red tape for motorists.

Transport Secretary Justine Greening said: “Motorists shouldn’t have to keep numerous bits of paper just to prove they can drive and have bought insurance – we live in a digital age and we need to embrace that.

“Reducing the number of rules and regulations in our life is absolutely vital to removing barriers to economic growth and increasing individual freedoms. This whole process just proves that there’s so much sitting on our statute books that at the very least needs a good spring clean or can be scrapped entirely.”

Following a vigorous process of challenge, both by the public and within Whitehall, a total of 142 road transport regulations will now be scrapped or improved.

For further details visit : http://www.dft.gov.uk/news/press-releases/dft-press-20111215

Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club–TOMORROW

 

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MBCThe next meeting(s) of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on Saturday 17rd December 2011 at QC Space, Peterlee. (See Where we Meet on the website for location)

Signing on at 1000hrs for a 1030hrs safety brief/start

Will be be short on staff on Saturday so any help at the beginning and end of the day will be appreciated.

 

 

This is our XMAS meeting so hopefully our riders will be getting into the festive spirit as they have in previous years

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See you all on SATURDAY

Photo’s now online from Mini Bike Club Meeting

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Photo’s are now online from the last meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club which was held at our new indoor venue at QC Space, Peterlee on Saturday 3rd December .

Initially the floor was quite slippery, but very soon our riders were adapting to the conditions and riding smoothly and safely, it was great to see so many smiling faces amongst them when it came to leaving time.

We were short of staff on Saturday so, ‘Many Thanks’ to all who helped build (and take down) the track, for signing riders on and marshalling throughout the day.

We couldn't run the events without your support.

The date of our next meeting is Saturday 17th December – our Xmas meeting, so please get some tinsel out and start decorating your bike or yourself so that we can have a fun meeting.

To view the pictures of the indoor meeting, please CLICK HERE and then click on the relevant thumbnail image.

‘Border Raiders’–2011 from the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

L to R : Andrew Thornton, James Alderson, Jack Hoy & Rishon Hickey

Some BikeWise Mini Bike Club members took part in this years Scottish Mini Moto Championship and returned home with a fine collection of silverware. Above picture shows some of our trophy winners with their bikes and below shows them receiving their awards up in Scotland, from BSB racer Stuart Easton.

The BikeWise ‘team’ are really proud of all our club members achievements this year. For some of the members it was their first ‘taste’ of racing when the championship was brought down to North East Karting at Warden Law for the 3rd round.

Championship results for 2011 are shown below these pictures.

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Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBCThe next meeting(s) of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on Saturday 3rd December 2011 at QC Space, Peterlee. (See Where we Meet on the website for location)

Signing on at 1000hrs for a 1030hrs safety brief/start

Will be be short on staff on Saturday so any help at the beginning and end of the day will be appreciated.

 

This is our new indoor venue for the winter months and we have been very lucky to obtain the use of the premises but we will have to leave it immaculate when we leave as the premises is in use on the Sunday.

We are also going to have to pay for the electric we use for the lighting so will have to increase our ‘subs’ for the winter months by £1.

If any of our riders who were up at Scotland last week for the presentation are coming along then please can you bring with you the trophies you have won so that we can get a picture of you all with them for the club website.

See you all on SATURDAY