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What Dave Coates ‘got up to’ at BikeWise 2015

Click HERE to view photos of Dave Coates at BikeWise 2015

It looks like Dave Coates our local Darlington based world record stunt rider and loads of people who watched him had a great time at BikeWise 2015, which was held at the Police HQ at Aykley Heads, Durham on Sunday 19th July

To view all the pictures of Dave performing click on the image or visit www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the galleries tab.

Many thanks to John Attle and other members of Durham Photographic Society  for taking photos of the event.

Another ‘class’ act from Dave Coates at BikeWise 2015

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Dave Coates, local Darlington based stunt rider was at BikeWise show for the 20th time….  performing some amazing stunts on his fleet of Yamaha bikes. We’ll soon have a bunch of photos for you to look at from BikeWise 2015 as a few photographers from Durham Photographic Society were ‘on hand’ at the show to record the days events

TT Legend & Top Man

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BikeWise Mini Bike Club had a great day at BikeWise 2015, held at the new Police HQ at Aykley Heads, Durham yesterday (19thJuly)

The day was made even more special for our young riders by TT Legend, John McGuinness who took time out at the show, to visit the club, sign autographs & give advice to our riders and as an added extra give us one of the best pictures the club could ever wish for.

Thanks to John (& sponsor Hitachi ) for making this happen

Mini Bikes at Teesside Autodrome

Teesside AutodromeTeesside Autodrome are running fortnightly sessions from 5pm – 9pm through till the end of October.
Next date is Tuesday 21st July, 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

Thank You..

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Many Thanks to all  who turned out for our 21st BikeWise event – the first to be staged at the Force’s new HQ.

Chief Constable Mike Barton said: “It has been a fabulous day and it is great to see so many people enjoying our wonderful new headquarters.
“BikeWise has become a popular attraction not only for motorcycle enthusiasts but also for many others who just enjoy a great day out.”
 
Sgt Iain Rodgers head of the BikeWise team said: “BikeWise has been a tremendous success over the years and has helped our efforts to improve road safety.
“However, motorcyclists remain among the most vulnerable of our road users and there are important messages to take away from the event to help keep them safe on the roads.”
 
Looking forward to seeing you all again at our 22nd BikeWise in 2016

BikeWise 2015…. Today

Bikewise (Today) Web image 2015TODAY…    Sunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site

or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing FREE bus transport to & from the Police HQ : (For more info on Parking PLEASE CLICK HERE)

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

Win a signed TT Legend book

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TT Legend John McGuinness will be at BikeWise 20015.

You could win a signed copy of Johns,  TT Legend book by coming to BikeWise 2015 at Police HQ on Sunday 19th July, visit the Hitachi stand and taking a ‘selfie’ of yourself

To Find out how to win this fantastic prize CLICK HERE

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The server that the website is hosted on is having technical problems and it is not known when the site will be operational. (Hopefully as soon as possible)

In the meantime if you CLICK HERE you will be able to find out everything that is happening at BikeWise 2015

Two to go… its almost here

Bikewise Countdown (2 sleeps) GraphicSunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site

or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing FREE bus transport to & from the Police HQ : (For more info on Parking PLEASE CLICK HERE)

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

Tell the world (your friends, family & colleagues)

Click HERE to find out about BikeWise 2015

Please remember to tell your friends, family and colleagues at work that BikeWise is taking place THIS Sunday at the new Police HQ.

This is the 21st BikeWise show and the first at the new Police HQ which is located in the same area as the old one at Aykley Heads, Durham DH1 5TT. Durham Constabulary is opening its doors to all members of the public young and old to come and enjoy a spectacular day of fun.

When the show was first launched in 1995 it was as a means of engaging with motorcyclists in the area, breaking down ‘barriers’ & helping to provide information in relation to rider safety & motorcycle crime. These aims have been achieved beyond our dreams and Durham Constabulary is seen by many as the most ‘biker friendly force in the country

However the  show has grown over the twenty years it has been running and now has something of interest for ALL the family, not just the motorcycling orientated members…

Every year we get message and phone calls after the event from people who didn't know the show had been on, so this year we’re asking if you can take a couple of minutes today to let friends, family & work colleagues know that the BikeWise show is on THIS Sunday.

Admission for adults is as usual £2 with children admitted free

Full details of parking arrangements and all the attractions at the show can be found by CLICKING ON THE IMAGE ABOVE or  visiting www.bikewise.org.uk  or then clicking on the BikeWise 2015 icon

Suspension set up at BikeWise 2015 ??

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Top local racer Ian ‘Pixie’ Pattinson who runs Weardale Racing (Motorcycle service, repairs & Race setups) and who this year lapped the IOM TT circuit at a speed of 121.751mph whilst competing in Superbike, Superstock, Supersport & Lightweight TT’s will be at BikeWise 2015 at Police HQ this Sunday (19th July)
Ian is building a strong reputation in the region with his suspension set up of bikes and he will be will be doing set ups on site at BikeWise.
Ian will be more than pleased to see & speak to you and will be available to set up bikes on the day, on a first come first served basis at £50 per bike.
Ian will also have the workshop diary with him to book appointments if it cannot be done on the day.
Weardale Racing will be donating a percentage of their takings on the day to the BikeWise nominated charity.

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Three (3) to go… Its almost here

Bikewise Countdown (3 sleeps) GraphicSunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site

or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing FREE bus transport to & from the Police HQ : (For more info on Parking PLEASE CLICK HERE)

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

Calling Gotham City…..

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Hopefully Batman & Robin have left the ‘Bat Cave’ with not a moment to lose & avoid the Joker on their travels to BikeWise 2015 on Sunday 19th July.

The Dog Support Unit has been invited to do a display again so you can come along & see the working dogs in action.

There will be a Paws Up stand where you can come and meet some of the team to find out more about the fund, how it can help retired dogs, how YOU can possibly re-home a police dog & of course purchase Paws Up merchandise!

For more info on BikeWise 2015 please visit www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise2015 icon

Parking arrangements for BikeWise 2015

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We have been receiving a few enquiries about parking arrangements for BikeWise 2015, so please read below and we’ll hopefully clarify the situation :

The area marked in YELLOW is the location of the new Police HQ and fields where this years event will be held.

MOTORCYCLE PARKING – will be in the same place as previous events (Area marked in RED)

DISABLED PARKING – The area marked in GREEN can be used for disabled parking. (You will only be allowed to proceed to this area after speaking to BikeWise staff who will be on the main access road in the area near to the motorcycle parking)

CAR PARKING – We have two main area’s of car parking :

1 – County Hall (Areas marked in BLUE) As in previous years the car parks at County Hall will be utilized – access to the show is then via a series of steps up to the Police HQ

2 – Sniperley Park & Ride Car Park (Area marked in BLUE & ORANGE). Vehicles can be parked in this car park & we are providing a FREE Park & Ride Bus service to and from Aykley Heads. The Park & Ride service will run regularly throughout the day and the journey should only take approx 5minutes. The bus will drop you off at Trinity School on the HQ drive and you will only have a short walk, without any steps, to the BikeWise show entrance

For more info about the show please visit : www.bikewise.org.uk and then click on the BikeWise 2015 icon

Four to go…. till BikeWise 2015

Bikewise Countdown (4 sleeps) GraphicSunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.
Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site
or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing FREE bus transport to & from the Police HQ : (For more info on Parking PLEASE CLICK HERE)

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

Five to go…Till BikeWise 2015

Bikewise Countdown (5 sleeps) GraphicSunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing free bus transport to & from the Police HQ

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

‘Selfie’ yourself at BikeWise to win a great prize

HCMLHitachi Construction Machinery UK - who have been proud supporters of BikeWise for a number of years are not only bringing along TT legend John McGuinness & a magnificent collection of Triumph motorcycles ( including the ones ridden by David Beckham in Brazil & in the whisky advert) to the show
They are also bringing one of their Hitachi ZX22U-2 mini excavators along and if you would like to win a signed copy of the Isle of Man TT Legend book, signed by John McGuinness, then all you have to do is take a 'selfie' of yourself on the day of the show - with the Hitachi ZX22U-2 excavator in the background (to prove you've been to the show)

Post your pic online via Twitter or Facebook and share it with @durhambikewise (Twitter) or https://www.facebook.com/durhambikewise (Facebook)

Please add #BikeWise2015.

The winner will be randomly drawn by 3pm on the day.


The winner will be contacted via social media and if still at the show you can pick up your signed copy of the book from ’the man himself’ and at the same time get your photo taken with the TT legend for the ultimate ‘selfie’
To be in with a chance to win this prize , please visit the Hitachi stand at BikeWise 2015 on Sunday 19th July

Exhibitors at BikeWise 2015

Hoping to pick up a bargain at BikeWise 2015

Here is a list of Retailers that you will be able to visit on the day :

A – Z Stickers
Ace Motorcycle Training
A.A
Airvest Ltd
Billau Motorcycles
Buds Motorcycle Training
Carole Nash
Clinton Enterprises
D & D Safer Rider
DPS (Shift It)
Hipkins & Co Solicitors
Hermod Motorcycle Accessories
James Price Motorccyles
J & S Accessories
M M T Motorcycle Training
Mo-Tech
MSG Bike Gear
MV Agusta North East
National Bike Tyres
Newcastle Motorcycles
Plugzz Hearing Protection
Proto UK Ltd
Quality Motorcycle Products
RAC
Rider Wear
Scott Leathers
Teasdale Motorcycles
Triumph Newcastle

BikeWise 2015 Itinerary

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This is the schedule /Timetable for what is happening at BikeWise 2015.

There's lots more to see and do so make sure you don't miss it

Sunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing free bus transport to & from the Police HQ

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

BikeWise 2015 Itinerary

Bikewise A5 Programme Cover2003

This is the schedule /Timetable for what is happening at BikeWise 2015.

There's lots more to see and do so make sure you don't miss it

Sunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing free bus transport to & from the Police HQ

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

Half a dozen to go…

Bikewise Countdown (6 sleeps) GraphicSunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing free bus transport to & from the Police HQ

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

A week today : BikeWise 2015

Bikewise Countdown (7 sleeps) GraphicSunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing free bus transport to & from the Police HQ

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

Eight (8) ‘Sleeps to Go’ till BikeWise 2015

Bikewise Countdown (8 sleeps) GraphicSunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing free bus transport to & from the Police HQ

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

Nine (9) ‘Sleeps to Go’ till BikeWise 2015

Bikewise Countdown (9 sleeps) GraphicSunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing free bus transport to & from the Police HQ

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

Squibb Freestyle to ‘wow’ the crowds at BikeWise 2015

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Jamie Sqibb, owner & team rider of Sqibb Freestyle is travelling to BikeWise from his home in Devon to perform for the first time at BikeWise 2015.
Jamie rides a Kawasaki KXF450, is a 3X  british champion, has ridden all over the world and has been showing off some of the best FMX tricks since 2005.
‘My riding background is I started riding at 6, I raced a bit of mx but not every weekend, I have ridden Enduro and trials, I just generally enjoy being out on bikes. I always loved jumps and by the age of 12 was in the digger building my own at home, from that point it's just progressed to where I'm at today.’
‘My favourite thing about freestyle is the feeling you get when you learn something new and getting to ride at really cool events like Arenacross, with good friends.’
‘The crowds definitely help loads,  they make so much noise as soon as you ride in to the arena you can feel the energy and the atmosphere, they cheer super loud for every jump which makes you want to go bigger and bigger.’

To find out more about Squibb Freestyle please click on the link : http://squibbfreestyle.co.uk/

 

Ten (10) ‘Sleeps to Go’ till BikeWise 2015

Bikewise Countdown (10 sleeps) GraphicSunday 19th July at the new Police HQ, Aykley Heads Durham – our 21st BikeWise show.

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars are to be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes walk from the site or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing free bus transport to & from the Police HQ

The show begins at 10am and as previous years, admission is £2 for adults and children are free.

For more info on what is happening at the show please visit the BikeWise website at www.bikewise.org.uk and click on the BikeWise 2015 link

National Police Air Service at BikeWise 2015


Find out about the role of the helicopter from the National Police Air Service crew who will be bringing one of the Police helicopters to BikeWise 2015.
You’ll get the chance to view the helicopter from close up on the ground & remember to bring your camera along.
For more info on the NPAS please click here :http://www.npas.police.uk/
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3SIXTY Stunt Bike Team

DSC_0335Watch the skills of the 3SIXTY Stunt Bike Team at BikeWise 2015 on Sunday 19th July 2015 at the new Police HQ at Aykley Heads, Durham’.

Anyone who has ever ridden a mountain bike, or popped a wheelie on their BMX will love this! For the most exciting tricks and gravity defying leaps don’t miss the amazing bicycle stunt team.
The 3SIXTY display riders tackle obstacles with precise, calculated and effortless leaps.
Riders never appear out of control and actually deliver the show commentary through helmet microphones whilst riding.
Safety is important. These skills are achieved through hundreds of hours of dedicated and safe practice, a message reinforced throughout each 3SIXTY display.
3SIXTY riders are role models making cycle safety and helmet wear ‘cool’.
Founding member of 3SIXTY Ian Drummond has been a regular visitor to BikeWise over the years and once again we look forward to watching the skills that most of us can only dream of
 

CLICK HERE to visit ther website
Click on the image above to visit 3SIXTYS website

Kimera to Rock the new Police HQ at BikeWise 2015

KImera 2 KimeraBikeWise welcomes back local band  KIMERA for our 2015 show
The band have been regular visitors to the show over the years and will be performing their covers of Alanis Morissette, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Journey & loads more.

If you want to see the band before BikeWise 2015 visit their website at : www.kimeraonline.com for gig dates

Follow the band via their Twitter feed at : https://twitter.com/KimeraBand
or on Facebook at : http://www.facebook.com/KimeraOnline

 
 

Photos online from the latest meetings of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

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Photos are now online from the latest meetings of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club, taken by Craig Cummings at Teesside on the 9th June, Bob Brown at Teesside on the 23rd June and John Attle at Carrville on the 28th June.

To view the albums please go to the Gallery on the BWMBC site and click on the thumbnail image