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Photos online from Sundays meeting of the BWMBC

IMG_0723 James Ward

Photos are now online from Sundays meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club at Carrville.

The weather stayed dry, although it was damp and we managed to have a great meeting.

A warm welcome to new cub member James Ward (Photo above right) who was 6yrs earlier in the week. James has been watching his brother Matthew for the last couple of years and was really excited to finally be out on track.

Many Thanks to all who helped with the set up and taking down of the track, signing on of riders & marshalling.

Our own BikeWise North East Mini Moto Championship in conjunction with Karting North East, will be held on the morning of Sunday 23rd June – get ready for some fantastic racing from our club members

To view the photo’s please visit the club website by Clicking Here

Next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBCThe next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on  Sunday, 19th May at Carrville Park & Ride.

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

Weather forecast for tomorrow looks good but if you have any doubts about the weather then check the website before travelling as we will post any cancellation by 0900hrs

Karting North East (Warden Law) will be running their fortnightly sessions on  Monday 20th May   (1700hrs - 2000hrs).

North Yorks Police appeal for witnesses for two fatal motorcycle collisions

witnessappealMotorcyclist killed in A171 collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision between Whitby and Scarborough.

The collision, which occurred on the A171 at the Falcon Pub at around 10.20am on Sunday 12 May 2013, involved a silver Nissan X-trail and a white Yamaha motorcycle which was travelling towards Scarborough in company with another bike.

As a result of the collision, the rider of the white Yamaha, a 47-year-old man from Stockton, was seriously injured and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle prior to the incident to contact them with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 2 - and ask for Traffic Constable Paul Moon or Scarborough Roads Policing Group.

Please quote reference number 12130076094 when passing information about this incident.


Fatal road traffic collision on A169 at Lockton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died in a collision near Pickering.

The collision, involving a red Honda motorcycle and a silver Vauxhall Astra, occurred on the A169 Pickering to Whitby Road, at the Junction with Lockton Lane, in Lockton, at around 1.10pm on Sunday 12 May 2013.

At the time of the collision, the motorcycle was travelling from Pickering in the direction of Whitby.

The motorcyclist, a 51-year-old man from Redcar, was seriously injured in the collision. He was taken to Scarborough General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either vehicle prior to the incident, to contact them with information.

Anyone who can help officers with their enquiries is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 2 - and ask for Traffic Constable Neil Cholmondeley.

Alternatively, information can be emailed toneil.cholmondeley@northyorkshire.pnn,police.uk

Please quote reference number 12130076154 when making contact about this incident.

BT Sport confirmed for MotoGP deal in 2014

MGPIt’s been confirmed that BT Sport will have the rights to MotoGP coverage next year – leaving existing channels and their viewers potentially out in the cold.

The deal will see Eurosport and the BBC lose their rights to live MotoGP coverage for all three classes. And it means unless you’ve got access to BT Sport – either through BT Vision or Sky, although Virgin is also expected to do a deal – there may be no way of watching live GP coverage. Whatever your solution, it’s unlikely to be free.

Here’s BT Sport’s official line:

The five-year agreement will see MotoGP in the line-up of top sports on the new BT Sport channels. Motorcycle racing’s premier Championship will be part of BT Sport alongside other great sport, including Barclays Premier League and Aviva Premiership Rugby.

MotoGP fans won’t miss a minute of the action as race weekends will be covered in full starting from the free practices on the Friday and including full coverage of Moto2 and Moto3 as well as the elite category MotoGP. Coverage will be hosted on-site with additional studio coverage from BT Sport’s state of the art facilities at the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London. Fans will also be able to see races from the riders’ perspective and with more interactive features showing off the most technologically advanced bikes, giving UK fans a whole new MotoGP viewing experience, immersing them in every aspect of the Championship.

Manel Arroyo, Dorna Sports, Managing Director, said: “We’re proud that MotoGP will be part of such a huge and exciting project as BT Sport.”

Simon Green, Head of BT Sport, added: “The agreement with MotoGP is really exciting. We want BT Sport to offer a wide range of sports that appeal to many different audiences and MotoGP is a thrilling sport with a massive and committed fan base in the UK and Ireland.”

This is British Eurosport’s reaction to the deal:

British Eurosport is disappointed that MotoGP series rights holder Dorna has decided to change its strategy from 2014 onwards in the UK  We are proud to have covered MotoGP for many years and thank our respected commentary team of Toby Moody, Julian Ryder, Neil Spalding and Steve Day along with the team behind the scenes for making that coverage so popular with bike fans.  At British Eurosport we are passionate supporters of motorcycle racing and it continues to be a cornerstone of the channel's output. In 2013, we added the Speedway European Championships and FIM Speedway Grand Prix to our offer of the MCE British Superbikes and World Superbike Championship. We will show every round of these four series live, in full and in HD until at least 2015 and we hold the exclusive live rights to those series in the UK.

The BBC said:

We believe that we have brought the sport to a new, wider audience. We would like to thank our production teams for the contribution they have made in raising the profile of the sport in the UK.  We are very proud of our Moto GP coverage and submitted a competitive bid to retain the broadcasting rights beyond our current contract. We will continue to bring great content to our audiences for the rest of this season.

HM Plant Honda by Padgett’s Motorcycles

padgettsTwo of the highest profile companies in international motorcycle sport are coming together for the 2013 North West 200 and Isle of Man TT.

Long time BikeWise supporter, HM Plant and Padgett’s Motorcycles are joining forces in their quest for further successes in the ultimate tests of teams’ and riders’ commitment to speed.

Under the official title of HM Plant Honda by Padgett’s Motorcycles, the team will be running 19 times TT winner and fastest man round the Island, John McGuinness in Superstock and Supersport alongside another multiple TT and NW200 winner, Bruce Anstey, who will also represent the team in the Superbike and Senior TT classes.

HM Plant Chairman John Jones said: “We’re delighted to be back in the paddock, this time with the supremely successful Padgett’s team and it’s going to be incredibly exciting to support them as they attempt to do the impossible and repeat their phenomenal clean sweep of the TT in 2010.”

Padgett’s Motorcycles team manager Clive Padgett was even more positive than usual about the team’s chances as a result of the new partnership: “HM Plant have a fantastic history of supporting top flight motorcycle teams and Padgett’s are proud to be their partner of choice for the 2013 North West 200 and Isle of Man TT. We are, and always will be, a family operation, but carrying such a great name on the fairings will be a massive boost to the team and we can’t wait to go out there and repay John’s faith in us by achieving further sporting success for his company.”

“Morecombe Missile” John McGuinness is a former HM Plant rider and an intrinsic part of the Padgett’s team, so much so he’s considered family. The announcement of the new partnership is a major boost to his aspirations for 2013: “HM Plant and Padgett’s are a dream team and I’m really looking forward to riding a black and orange bike again at the North West and the TT. It’s great to see a major corporation getting behind the Padgett’s team and recognising the unbelievable level of success they’ve achieved with limited resources.” McGuinness holds the TT lap record of 131.578mph, set in 2009 and the organisers have honoured his achievements by naming a section of the 37 and 3/4 mile circuit after him.

As a holder of 23 TT podiums and the only man to achieve at least one top-three finish at every TT, NW200 and Ulster GP held in the last ten years, New Zealand’s Bruce Anstey is the most successful roads racer in the last two years and one of a very select group whose record bears close comparison with McGuinness’: “Nobody has more experience of building a race winning bike for the roads than Clive and the team. With the backing of HM Plant the opportunities for winning in 2013 are better than ever.”

NW 200 Race Schedule :

Tuesday 14th May
Practice session 1
Roads close 9.30am to 2.30pm
Thursday 16th May
Practice session 2
Roads close 9.30am to 2.30pm
Evening racing
Roads close 5.15pm to 9.00pm
Supersport race 1 - Sponsored by Ballymoney Borough Council
Supertwin race 2 - Sponsored by Vauxhall
Superstock race 3 - Sponsored by LiveWire AV Ltd
Saturday 18th May
Vauxhall International 2013 Race Day
Roads close 10.00am to 6.30pm
Supersport race 4 - Sponsored by McKendry Fabrications fm Ltd
Superbike race 5 - Sponsored by EventServ
Supertwin race 6 - Sponsored by Anchor Complex, Portstewart
Superstock race 7 - Sponsored by CP Hire
NW200 Superbike race 8 - Sponsored by Vauxhall
BBC Northern Ireland will also provide live HD coverage which begins with the first practice session on Tuesday, followed by the practices and races on Thursday, and further races on Saturday, with television highlights following.