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Police Motorcycles from Cuba

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Cuba 4   Cuba 1

Many Thanks to Mick Alder from BikeWise Training for these pictures of Cuban Police Yamaha Virago’s.

Mick pointed out that all the riders were wearing ‘spurs’ on the back of their boots ??

Is that to kick the engine and squeeze a bit more ‘horsepower’ out of it !!

For more pictures of Police Bikes from around the World – please visit the gallery page of the BikeWise website and click on the thumbnail picture

http://www.bikewise.org.uk/galleries/

Honda VFR1200-SEG2   BMWR1150RS-Honda VFR1200-SEG

A couple of pictures of the Met Police’s Special Escort Group Honda VFR1200’s, which are replacing the BMW R1150RS bike’s they have used for a number of years. Expect to see a lot of the Honda’s this coming summer with the Olympic Games being held in London and lots of high profile escorts being done by the SEG. See more British Police bikes in the British Police Motorcycles gallery

If you’re out and about with your camera then please take some photo’s of Police Motorcycles in the UK or anywhere in the world and forward them to us at durham.bikewise@gmail.com with a few words as to where you took the picture etc. and we’ll upload it into our galleries

Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBCThe next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on Saturday 25th February 2012 at QC Space, Peterlee.

(See Where we Meet on the website for location)

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

Please note that we cannot train new members at this indoor venue due to restrictions on space but you are more than welcome to come along and watch. As soon as we get outdoors again at Carville (March/April time) we will be able to train new members to ride

See you all on SATURDAY

Return VAT on Air Ambulance fuel payments.

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29349

The Air Ambulance Service is forced to meet rising fuel prices year on year including VAT.

The Air Ambulance Service have saved successive governments millions and millions of pounds funded by charitable donations given by the general public to run what has proven to be an essential service.

Whilst the Lifeboat Service has been exempt from VAT on fuel costs since 1977, a similar privilege has not been afforded to the Air Ambulance Service; We call on the government to have an urgent review of this situation and in doing so We call on the government to return in the form of grants to Air Ambulance Service providers all the future VAT which the Treasury collects from them so that the Air Ambulance Service is in practice exempt from paying VAT in the same way as the Lifeboat Service.

Sign this petition

MCN Fantasy Road Racing 2012

FRR-boxMCN Fantasy Road Race, in association with MCE Insurance is back for 2012 !

Once again the game is totally FREE to play. All you have to do is pick a six-man team of riders, comprising the stars of MotoGP, World Superbikes and British Superbikes, then just sit back and let them win you some fantastic prizes!
 
 





The game starts at 04:00 GMT on Saturday, 25 February and once again there will be some fantastic prizes up for grabs. Official prize details will to be announced soon, on the prizes page.

FZ8The top prize is Yamaha's brilliant FZ8 (worth £6,999) - so give yourself a chance of winning and enter your team of riders today!
For more information on prizes, just click here.
REMEMBER: Your BSB performance will be put to the test, too, in the MCE BSB Game Round competition, with the two highest scoring MCE BSB riders for each Game Round winning special prizes


Once you’ve registered then join the BikeWise League – so that we can all share in the fun.


The PIN number you need to enter the BikeWise  league is : 711  (Tell all your friends)


Last year, BikeWise Training’s Bob Brown, was top our own BikeWise league, after a ‘gruelling’ season, managing a multi million pound budget and some of the world’s best motorcycle racers. Bob only wishes that Sunderland would finish top of the Premier Football League (in his dreams perhaps)

If you want to look at your racer’s in action then check out our Moto GP and WSB photo galleries on the new BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk/galleries/  (photo’s will be added as the season progresses)
So – register your team and enter our league – it’s all FREE and you could have a lot of fun and win a bike or tickets to a BSB round

Photo’s online from the latest meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

Photo’s are now online from the latest meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club which was held at our new indoor venue at QC Space, Peterlee on Saturday 4th February .

 

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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 – your help and support is greatly appreciated as we couldn't run the events without you.

The date of our next meeting is Saturday 25th February.

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

Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBCThe next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on Saturday 4th February 2012 at QC Space, Peterlee. (See Where we Meet on the website for location)

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

Please note that we cannot train new members at this indoor venue due to restrictions on space but you are more than welcome to come along and watch. As soon as we get outdoors again at Carville (March/April time) we will be able to train new members to ride

See you all on SATURDAY

Dave Coates will be riding at BikeWise 2012

 

DCOnce again our local Darlington based world record holder - Dave Coates will be performing at BikeWise 2012 on his Yamaha's.


This is Dave's 17th consecutive BikeWise - a fantastic achievement and we are now seeing second and third generations of families enjoying the skills that Dave shows on two wheels - long may it continue.

Dave will be performing a couple of shows during the day ( times to be finalized and published later on this site ) and he will be available at his van throughout the day for autograph's, photo's and any questions you might like to put to him...

 


 

 

 

To learn more about Dave visit his website at : http://www.davecoates.co.uk/

To read more about what's happening at BikeWise 2012 which is being held on Sunday 1st July, please CLICK HERE

Cannon Motorsports to bring their 1996cc V-Rod to BikeWise 2012

nat-fin-2011-2Chris Hannam of Cannon Motorsports from Leeds are to bring their

1996cc topfuel blown nitro V-Rod to BikeWise 2012.

This bike is normally run at Santa Pod Raceway where it has achieved best runs of :

best et 1/4 mile et 7.12 @ 200 mph

best 1/8 mile et 4.50 @ 169 mph………

Great opportunity to have a close up look at a Drag Bike and to talk to rider Chris Hannam to find out more about drag racing

 

 

 

Further details of the bike are shown below :

opcon supercharger  : can run up to 90 percent nitromethane : 1996cc 45 degree v twin : 4 valve overhead cam : 800 bhp plus : gearbox  2 speed b&j trans : multistage clutch 3 plate clutch : fuel system , 18 gallon waterman pump with bdk valve controlled by ams 1000 (to be updated to the new 2000 over winter) : msd harley ignition : 100″ chassie : pm wheels and brakes : racepak v300 datalogging  : bike weight 1000 lbs  with rider 1400lbs

To read more about what's happening at BikeWise 2012 which is being held on Sunday 1st July, please CLICK HERE