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TT Legends will debut on ITV4 at 8.30pm on Monday 4th February, 2013

There are a couple of new televisual highlights coming up for motorcycle fans in February on ITV4!
One is a documentary series about motorcycle TT racing which does what it says on the tin - details the 'behind the scenes world' of the TT - from the viewpoint of the Honda TT Legends Team.

This will feature HM Plant sponsored TT Legend : John McGuinness who has been a regular visitor to BikeWise over the years through his connection with HM Plant
 
This film was made by Gaucho Productions, who were given exclusive access to the Honda TT Legends team during the tough 2012 season. The film crew followed the racers, both out on the track and between races, as they competed in the World Endurance Championship and raced in the Isle of Man TT, the NW200, the Le Mans 24-hour and the Suzuka 8-hour. The documentary team followed them when they were not racing, filming them when they were relaxing and recovering after the races and finding out about these ordinary but extraordinary men. The series is in-depth and fly on the wall, lasting for eight episodes, and shows all the highs and lows of this dedicated team as they moved through the season, taking on some of the toughest motorcycle races out there. John McGuinness John McGuinness AKA 'The Morecombe Missile' who is an ex brickie and mussel picker who obviously fancied a bit of a career change, is in the Honda TT Legends team. He is famous for winning the Isle of Man TT a staggering nineteen times! Other members of the Team are the Aussie Cameron Donald who has won the TT twice and Simon Andrews who was the fastest newcomer in the TT in 2011 - pretty impressive form for all three racers.
Featuring action from the World Endurance Championship, The Isle of Man TT, and the North West 200 and the Suzuka 8-hour, the eight part series will hit the screens on ITV4 on Monday 4 February. Given the characters in the team, it’s going to be interesting and entertaining in equal measure.
Make sure you don’t miss out!

TT Legends is an eight-part series which will debut on ITV4 at 8.30pm on Monday 4th February, 2013.

The other treat is a one-off documentary called 'Grand Prix Racer' which was filmed during the 2012 Manx Grand Prix, and gives an in-depth insight into this famous and gruelling race. Grand Prix Racer will air on Tuesday 5th February at 8pm so don't let the two-for-one pizza in the pub tempt you out on Monday or Tuesday in early February, sit back and enjoy the ride!

Next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBCThe next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be at QC Space, Peterlee this Saturday, 2nd February.


Usual start time of 1030hrs with signing on from 1000hrs.


(We will not be able to train any new starters indoors as we do not have the space.)

Today’s Meeting : Cancelled

Cancel-BWMBCToday’s meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club has had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.

Road conditions in the Durham area are treacherous and it would not be safe to travel to Peterlee in order to run the meeting.

Hopefully we can (subject to weather & availability of the premises), reschedule the meeting to next Saturday.

Please check the website next week for further info.

Mini Moto Racing ??

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As Polini have now stopped making Midi sized adult minimotos, Alan McIntosh, the Polini UK importer has now taken on another franchise, the company is DM. So if you’re in the market for a new production bike or open class bike, or want to take up Mini Moto Racing on a quality bike then contact Alan McIntosh : http://www.polini.co.uk/   (For more information call 0131 654 0786)

DM have amassed over 50 Italian and European championship titles since they started so have a proven record in the world of Minimoto racing.

With bike racing and track days becoming so expensive, why not consider an affordable form of racing, easy to transport and you can really have a lot of fun as some of our BWMBC riders show in this video from Karting NE at Warden Law.

Alan McIntosh runs an eight series Scottish Mini Moto Championship : http://www.polini.co.uk/scottish_minimoto_championship/index.htm


Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBCThe next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be at QC Space, Peterlee this Saturday, 26th January.


Usual start time of 1030hrs with signing on from 1000hrs.

The weather forecast for Friday night is showing snow in our area so please check your emails before travelling on Saturday morning. If the roads are too bad to take the van and trailer out then we will have to cancel.

We will make a decision and post an email and notice on the website before 0900hrs.

Fingers crossed....


(We will not be able to train any new starters indoors as we do not have the space.)

Lanchester Centurions : Ben Hur Rally

Ben Hur Rally

Lanchester Centurions MCC are to host their 18th Ben Hur Rally on the weekend of May 10th – 12th 2013

The Ben Hur Rally has, for many many years, been a favourite & core weekend for bikers on the rally calendar.  You can now pay for tickets securely by Paypal  by clicking  HERE.  Due to licensing restrictions, there is a strict 499 limit to ticket sales.

Centurions are now in their 21st year on the road,  and extend an invitation to bikers & trikers to come and celebrate with them.  

Please remember the rally is pre-book only.

For further details please visit their website at : http://www.lanchestercenturions.net/

New motorcycle rules coming into force

DVLA Rule ChangesNew rules affecting motorcyclists in Great Britain will be introduced from Saturday 19 January 2013.

They include changes to motorcycles you can ride and the age you have to be to ride them.

This also affects the rules for the motorcycle you use for your practical riding test. Your test will be cancelled and you may lose your fee if your vehicle doesn't meet the new rules.

Minimum age to ride larger motorcycles increasing

Access to more powerful motorcycles will be staged subject to competence, age and previous experience.

The minimum age to ride the largest motorcycles without previous experience is rising from 21 to 24.

Please view the video below for full details :

 

Photo’s now online from Saturdays meeting of the BWMBC

05012013Photo’s are now online on the BikeWise Mini Bike Club website from Saturdays meeting at QC Space, Peterlee.
This was our first indoor meeting of 2013 and whilst cold it was great to be able to run a meeting without worrying about the weather.
Some fantastic riding by our riders on a slippery surface.

Lots of new mini moto’s and riding equipment on display – Santa obviously thought well of our riders and they must have been doing something right throughout the year

MANY THANKS to all who attended and to those who come along to help marshal, etc even though they have no family members riding at the event.

To view the photo’s CLICK HERE and then click on the relevant thumbnail image for the 5th January 2013

Many Thanks to John Attle for taking the photo’s

Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBCThe next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be at QC Space, Peterlee on Saturday 5th January 2013


Usual start time of 1030hrs with signing on from 1000hrs.

We will not be able to train any new starters indoors as we do not have the space.

Happy New Year…

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Happy New Year...

Here's wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe 2013.