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Appeal for witnesses–Northumbria Police

NorthumbriaPolice are appealing for witnesses after a motorbike passenger died in a collision in Washington.

The collision happened at 11.30am on Sunday, April 26, on Heworth Road at the junction to Inkerman Road , Concord, between a motorbike and a car.

The motorbike passenger, a 23-year-old woman, was taken to hospital where she later died.

The driver of the car was not injured.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 503 26/04/15.

Appeal for witnessess – Northumbria

NorthumbriaPolice are appealing for witnesses after a motorbike rider died in a collision in Newcastle.

The collision happened at 1.50pm on Friday, April 24, on Brunton Road in Kenton Bankfoot between a motorbike and a car.

The rider of the motorbike, a 35-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was not injured.

The road was closed for a short time to allow the incident to be dealt with and so enquiries could be carried out.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 618 240415.

Photos online from last meeting of the BWMBC

IMG_3091Photos are now on the website from the last meeting of the club on Sunday 19th April at Carrville.

There are two albums for the day as John Attle took photos on the morning and then his camera broke, so I (Bob Brown) took some in the afternoon in case John didn't get any pictures off his camera.

A great fun day after a miserable (damp / drizzle)  start.

Please CLICK HERE   to go to the the gallery on the website and then click on the thumbnail pictures for the 19th April

Many THANKS to John Attle and to all who helped on the day

Next Meeting(s) of the BWMBC

MBCNext meeting (s) of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on :


Tuesday 28th April at Teesside Autodrome, Middlesbrough
5pm - 9pm (not run by BWMBC)
This event is run by Teesside Autodrome and is not under ACU rules.


Sunday 3rd May at Carrville Park & Ride, Durham.
Usual start time of 1030hrs with signing on from 1000hrs.

If you can help to set up the track or take it down at the end it would be appreciated.
If anybody can marshal , see the girls at the signing on desk, sign the form and then well tell you what to do :-)
Weather forecast at the moment looks good for Sunday.
Check website / Facebook / Twitter if you have any doubt about the weather.
Any cancellation will be posted by 0915hrs.

Mini Bike sessions at Teesside Autodrome

Teesside AutodromeTeesside Autodrome are running fortnightly sessions from 5pm – 9pm once a fortnight through till the end of October.

Next date is Tuesday the 28th April, then fortnightly through to the end of October.

There are usually two track configurations for you to try and the circuit is floodlit if the light starts to fade, so you can then get the real MotoGP experience of Qatar (perhaps a bit warmer there)

Cost is £20 per rider.

Teeside Autodrome is easy to find, has excellent facilities

For further details contact the circuit on 01642 231117

All sessions will be posted on the BikeWise events calendar and also on the BikeWise Mini Bike Club website.

The circuit is located at :

Teesside Autodrome
South Tees Motor Sports Park
South Bank Road
Middlesbrough
TS6 6XH

Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBC

Next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on
 
Sunday 19th April at Carrville Park & Ride, Durham.

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


If you can help to set up the track or take it down at the end it would be appreciated.

If anybody can marshal , see the girls at the signing on desk, sign the form and then well tell you what to do :-)

Weather forecast at the moment looks good for Sunday.
Check website / Facebook / Twitter if you have any doubt about the weather.
Any cancellation will be posted by 0915hrs.
Good luck to all our riders who will be competing in the first round of the Scottish Championship

Driving Licence changes on the 8th June

7162288-largeThe DVLA says that from June 8, drivers with a photocard driving licence should destroy their paper counterpart and only keep the photocard, remembering to renew it when necessary (gov.uk/renew-driving-licence). Motorists could face a £1,000 fine if they are caught with an invalid licence.

Old style paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 will still be valid and should not be destroyed.

The DVLA confirmed that there would be no charge for changing an old style paper licence to a photocard licence with a change of details. However, once the motorist has the photocard licence, they will have to pay £20 each time it is renewed (every 10 years).

Anyone over the age of 70 will need to renew their licence every three years, updating it with any medical conditions. This is free of charge. "If a driver updated their licence with a change of address, name or notified a medical conditions then the updated licence issued will be a photocard licence," the DVLA said.

This change means that all licences, including the old style pre-1998 paper licences, will no longer be annotated with new driving convictions and penalty points. Instead, drivers will be able to share their licence details with third parties via a new digital service called "View Driving Licence". Motorists can go online to view their own driving record at gov.uk/view-driving-licence.

This service allows drivers to see how many penalty points they have and what vehicles they can drive.

The DVLA said it was developing another service for those who need to check the driving record of an employee or customer.

A spokesman for the DVLA said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for motorists to access government services.

“Getting rid of needless bits of paper, making changes to free up drivers' time, while saving money for the taxpayer, is all part of our commitment to cut unnecessary red tape. That is why we are introducing new and easy to use digital services that will allow drivers and businesses to check driving entitlement and endorsements. This means there will no longer be a need for the paper counterpart of the driving licence which will save drivers over £5m every year."

National Mini-bike Road Racing Championship–Photos online

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Photos are now online from Round 2 of the National Mini-bike Road Racing Championship which was held at Teesside Autodrome on Saturday 4th April 2015.

BikeWise Mini Bike Club was well represented at the event with riders competing in the Junior Gearbox & Mini Moto classes.

Many Thanks to Alan Lord (NMRRC) for bringing the event up to the North East and to Paul Franklin down at Teesside Autodrome for hosting the event.

Further details of the NMRRC championship can be found by CLICKING HERE

To view the results from Teesside – PLEASE CLICK HERE

To view photos from the event please click on the image of BWMBC member Franco Bourne, seen here on his race winning ride in the Junior Gearbox, Metrakit GP70 class

Photos online from the latest meeting of the BWMBC

Click HERE to view photo galleryPhotos are now online from the latest meeting of  the BikeWise Mini Bike Club at Carrville on Sunday 22nd March 2015.


Many Thanks to all who helped with the preparation and taking down of the track, signing on of riders and marshalling at the event – we couldn't run the club without your help & support.

Once again Thanks to John Attle of Durham Photographic Society for taking all the photos.

To view the photos of the meeting, please click on the image , which will take you to the BWMBC website gallery and then click on the thumbnail image for the 22nd March 2015