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TT Legend John McGuinness will be at BikeWise 2015

9452_DR2L8409TT Legend John McGuinness will be at BikeWise 2015.

John, now has 23 TT wins and is closing in on Joey Dunlops record of 26wins.

This year John regained the title of being the fastest man around the Isle of Man’s 37.73 Mountain Course and won another two TT Races, including the Senior TT where he equalled Mike Hailwood's record of seven Senior TT wins.

John McGuinness has sponsorship links with local based Hitachi Construction Machinery Ltd (formerly HM Plant Ltd) & in particular CEO John Jones, who has maintained a close link with John for a number of years.
John has visited BikeWise many times and is a true motorcycle enthusiast as well as being a racing legend and it is a unique opportunity for you to meet one of the legends of motorcycling racing.

If you want to see what it's like to travel at an average of 132.701mph on a bike at the TT check out Johns video below : 

For more info on what is happening at BikeWise 2015 please CLICK HERE and then scroll down the page. More info will be posted leading up to the show which is on Sunday 19th July at the new Police HQ at Aykley Heads, Durham  DH1 5TT

BikeWise 2015 show posters

Click on either of the images below to download a BikeWise 2015 poster – please share it amongst your friends, on Facebook / Twitter or at work to let people know when the show is on.

The website will be updated regularly from now to the 19th July with updates about what is happening at the show

Download a BikeWise 2015 Poster
Download a BikeWise 2015 Poster

Dog section (K9) raring to go at BikeWise 2015

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Will the dynamic duo return to BikeWise 2015 ?

Well the K9 ‘team’ including Batman & Robin (aka PD Kaizer & PC Ian Squire) will be back at BikeWise 2015 and once again the dogs will be putting their handlers through their paces, showing us the fantastic skills they use on a daily basis.

The display by the dog section is always one of the most popular attractions at BikeWise as it give's everybody an opportunity to see what a valuable asset the dog's are to Police Officers during the course of their work.

The dog section will also be promoting their  ‘Paws Up’ scheme, which is a benevolent fund for Durham’s retired Police Dogs

Times of the displays will be posted closer to the date of the show.

If you are a Twitter user then keep up the date with the work of the dog section & also what the K9 team are doing in preparation for BikeWise 2015 by clicking on the link and following them on Twitter at : @DurhamPoliceK9

Dave Coates set for a 20th BikeWise

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Once again our local Darlington based world record holder - Dave Coates will be performing at BikeWise 2015 on Sunday 19th July.
The new car park at the Police HQ is looking forward to having some burning rubber ‘deposited’ on it by Dave Smile

This is Dave's 20th consecutive BikeWise - a fantastic achievement and we are now seeing second and third generations of families enjoying the skills that Dave shows on two (& four) 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...
Dave will be using a variety of Yamaha bikes at the show

To learn more about Dave, visit his website at :

BikeWise 2015 : Sunday 19th July

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A month to go till BikeWise 2015  which will be held at the new Police HQ at Aykley Heads, Durham.

Please keep checking

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     or Twitter :                     @DurhamBikeWise

we’ll be posting regular updates for you to find out what is happening at the 21st BikeWise Show

Teesside Autodrome : Mini Bikes Tuesday 23rd June

Teesside AutodromeTeesside Autodrome are running fortnightly sessions from 5pm – 9pm once a fortnight through till the end of October.
Next date is Tuesday 23rd June, 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

‘The Special One’–John McGuinness makes it 23 TT wins


The ‘Special One’ of motorcycle racing – John McGuinness brought the curtain down on the 2015 Isle of Man TT races with his 23rd TT win in todays Senior TT & once again became the lap record holder with a speed of 132.701mph for the 37.73mile Mountain course

The six-lap battle originally got underway in perfect conditions at 12.30 hrs, however a red flag incident on the second lap meant the race was restarted at 14.45 hrs and shortened to four laps.

On a mission from the start, McGuinness had claimed the lead by the end of lap one and in a superb display of his renowned skill around the Isle of Man TT, he proceeded to increase the gap sector by sector. After a super-slick pit stop by his crew at the halfway point, McGuinness had opened his lead to 12 seconds.

During the epic race, the ‘Morecambe Missile' broke the outright Senior TT lap record with a 132.701mph lap and was just a fraction off a sub 17-minute lap.

He crossed the line in first place, 14.214 seconds ahead of James Hillier in second and Ian Hutchinson in third. 

The victory is John McGuinness’s 2nd win of the week, 23rd TT win and his seventh in the Senior TT.

Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

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

Sunday 7th June 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.

Teesside is on Tuesday 9th June