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BikeWise 2019–Thank You

To all those who attended, took part in any of the activities, helped out on the day in any shape or form a BIG Thank You from the ‘BikeWise team’. Hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.

Great double act back at BikeWise 2019

Great to see Dave Coates and Andy Huddleston back in the same arena at BikeWise 2019 yesterday (21.07.2019)

Andy performed at the first BikeWise in May 1995 and then the pair teamed up from 1996 through to 2007 when Andy ‘retired’ from competitive riding.  Dave has ridden every BikeWise show from 1996 through to the current one (2019)

Andy subsequently has visited every BikeWise show from 2007 and this year for the 25th he had started to ride Trials again so was happy to show his skills once again.

Dave and Andy are local riders who have skills on two wheels that most of us can only ‘dream about’. They are both great ambassadors for safer riding and promoting road safety.

We were very fortunate at BikeWise 2019 to witness their skills.

BikeWise 2019 is TODAY


We’ve been counting this down for a while  and now its here….
BikeWise 2019 is on  at the Police HQ at Durham from 10am to 5pm TODAY -  Sunday (21st July).
Loads of attractions on site and the weather forecast is looking good.
FREE PARKING at County Hall for cars, onsite for motorcycles and a FREE Park & Ride to Police HQ from Sniperley Park & Ride.

If you are having difficulty due to numbers getting into County Hall then park at Sniperley Park and Ride. There are two free buses running back & forward to BikeWise 2019 throughout the day
We ask for a £2 donation from adults.
Children and parking are free.
Come along today and have a great day.
For further details please visit www.bikewisenews.org.uk where all info about the day is available or search for #BikeWise2019 on Twitter (@durham.bikewise )

Timetable of events at BikeWise 2019

Please note that the event timings are approximate and could be altered at short notice in the event of rain showers (although they are not forecast)
TT legend John McGuinness will also be at the show and will be 'based' around the Dick Shepherd Triumph Collection display

K9 team ready to give you a perfect ‘Paws Up’ display

Our K9 team are ready to let the four legged members of the Police Service show their skills once again at BikeWise 2019.

On a really sad note…. all the ‘BikeWise team’ and many of you who have attended the shows over the years will hopefully spare a thought on Sunday for PD Kaizer who was handled by PC Ian Squire.

Kaizer was due to retire and join the ‘Paws Up’ club in May of this year when he would have retired from service  to share his retirement with Ian & his family.

Sadly, Kaizer died suddenly after a very short illness in February.

Kaizer was a fantastic operational & firearms dog, but was also a bit of a show’man’ when Ian and he did their Batman & Robin act at BikeWise over the years.

Please take a moment to reflect on the bravery  of these dogs who are daily dealing with  dangerous situations with their handlers

RIP PD Kaizer your duty is done.




This years BikeWise  K9 team will comprise of :


PC Ian Squire with PD's Ted and Lottie.
PC Alan Bates with PD's Spike, Bentley and trainee PD Reggie.
PC Mark Philip with PD Demon and trainee PD Boomer.
PC Gemma Ryder with PD Jenna and trainee PD Freddie.
Sgt Dave Bell with PD Milly



Ted - Belgian Shepherd (Malinois) / BikeWise debut and Kaizer's prodigy.











Lottie - German Short haired pointer x springer










Spike - German Shepherd












Bentley - Labrador












Demon - Dutch Herder /who will be making his BikeWise ‘debut’











Boomer – Sprocker Spaniel









Jenna - German Shepherd /who will be making her BikeWise ‘debut’















Milly - Springer Spaniel











Pop along in between shows and talk to the team about the role of Police Dogs in current day police service and of Paws Up scheme in retirement.

BikeWise 2019 is TOMORROW


The Cricket World Cup has come home, Wimbledon has had its last ‘rally’ and the Sunderland Airshow is not on this weekend.......
BikeWise 2019 is on though,  at the Police HQ at Durham from 10am to 5pm TOMORROW -  Sunday (21st July).
Loads of attractions on site and the weather forecast is looking good.
FREE PARKING at County Hall for cars, onsite for motorcycles and a FREE Park & Ride to Police HQ from Sniperley Park & Ride
(if you park at Sniperley Park and Ride there are two free buses running direct to BikeWise 2019 and returning to Sniperley)
We ask for a £2 donation from adults.
Children and parking are free.
Come along Sunday and have a great day.
For further details please visit www.bikewisenews.org.uk

Twenty Five (25) yrs of BikeWise shows

Who would have thought that when the ‘BikeWise team’ held their first show on the 7th May 1995 that the show would still be running and celebrating its 25th ‘Anniversary’ at this years BikeWise on Sunday (21st July). Less than a handful of the original team have now been to all the shows.

Over the years the show has welcomed thousands of people to the Durham Constabulary Headquarters at Aykley Heads whilst at the same time putting out information in relation to Road Safety and Crime Prevention. We are now seeing second and third generations of families coming to BikeWise. Opportunities to watch and meet famous names from the motorcycling world and see rare motorcycles, meet members of local motorcycle clubs,  together with all the other attractions have made BikeWise a popular date on calendars.

This Sunday will be the 25th BikeWise show so come along with your bikes and families and enjoy the show that we have for you.

Dick Shepherd Triumph Collection at BikeWise 2019

If you like classic bikes the this is a must see. These bikes have never been on public display

Long time BikeWise supporter Dick Shepherd boasts an enviable collection of around 320 Triumph bikes that chart so much of the brand's incredible history. Dick makes the long trek North each year to Durham to let us see these ‘dream’ bikes.

This year Dick is bringing with him :

  1. Buddy Elmore’s Triumph T100R that won the 1966 Daytona 200 starting 46th on the Grid, starting the DAYTONA brand for Triumph!  This bike ended nearly 30 years of US (Harley Davidson) and Canadian leadership at the 200-mile race.
  2. The 500 cc Triumph Tiger 100 Daytona (T100T) was developed by Triumph's Chief Engineer and designer Doug Hele and launched as a production motorcycle the following year.

    The legendary Triumph 500cc racer sacrificed low-speed tractability for a big step up in power at 3,500rpm to deliver arguably the most famous Daytona race in history.

    Elmore sped past the whole field to win by a full minute at an average 96mph, and into Triumph and racing folklore.

    Just as powerful as its rivals but much lighter at just 315lbs, its place in history was officially recognized when the Daytona name again appeared on the Triumph 750 sport bike in 1990-91.

    After the 67 Daytona win the bike was bought by an American collector and eventually Dick traced it an bought it for his collection twenty five years ago. Since the race this bike has never been seen in public so for classic race fans and any motorcycle enthusiast this is a must see. The only picture we have ben able to find is of Buddy Elmore crossing the finishing line at Daytona i 1966 (Above)

  3. Original 1958 1st pre production Triumph Bonneville in a special Blue & White colour scheme. Again this bike has not been on public viewing

Get a good look at the bikes on Sunday at Bikes 2019 …. and bring your camera’s along to get some special photos of rare classic bikes

Two days to go….. till BikeWise 2019


The Cricket World Cup has come home, Wimbledon has had its last ‘rally’ and the Sunderland Airshow is not on this weekend.......
BikeWise 2019 is on though,  at the Police HQ at Durham from 10am to 5pm THIS Sunday (21st July).
Loads of attractions on site and the weather forecast is looking good.
FREE PARKING at County Hall for cars, onsite for motorcycles and a FREE Park & Ride to Police HQ from Sniperley Park & Ride
(if you park at Sniperley Park and Ride there are two free buses running direct to BikeWise 2019 and returning to Sniperley)
We ask for a £2 donation from adults.
Children and parking are free.
Come along Sunday and have a great day.
For further details please visit www.bikewisenews.org.uk

Dave Coates ‘taming the beast’ at BikeWise 2018

Dave Coates ‘taming’ his Yamaha MT10 at last years BikeWise show. Dave will be at BikeWise 2019 this Sunday (21stJuly) entertaining the crowds on his new Yamaha’s (see picture at bottom)


Dave Coates (and Andy Huddleston) will be at BikeWise 2019

Once again our local Darlington based world record holder - Dave Coates will be performing at BikeWise 2019, this Sunday 21st July.
The car park at the Police HQ is looking forward to having some burning rubber ‘deposited’ on it by Dave !
This is the 25th BikeWise Show and its Dave's 24th consecutive BikeWise ( and he still doesn't look a day older !!) - Dave didn't do the first show which was on the 7th May 1995 but has been ever present since then.

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 including the Yamaha MT10 , MT09, MT07 his quad & the beast of them all….his Yamaha 50cc moped !!
In the early days of BikeWise, Dave and a local Trials rider Andy Huddleston ‘treated’ us with their skills on two wheels.
Andy performed at the first BikeWise show in 1995 when he was still at school as a teenager. Andy had been a junior kickstart champion and was competing very successfully in National trials events as a works Hamilton Yamaha rider.
Andy subsequently joined Durham Constabulary and very quickly progressed through the ranks and at the same time continued to perform at BikeWise until 2007.
Andy took a break from riding but has recently started riding again and will once again show his skills at this 25th BikeWise show
The picture above shows Dave and Andy at the press launch for BikeWise 1996.
Two great local riders who have been great supporters of the show over the years.
Please come along on Sunday, enjoy the skills of these two riders and show your appreciation.

After the shows you'll be able to talk to Dave and Andy and learn more about how they ride etc....

Parking Arrangements for BikeWise 2019

Access
We have been receiving a few enquiries about parking arrangements for BikeWise 2018, so please read below and we’ll hopefully clarify the situation :


MOTORCYCLE PARKING – At Police HQ (All weather pitch at Police HQ) See above

DISABLED PARKING – This will be at the Rivergreen Centre at the bottom of Aykley Heads Drive(Police HQ)

(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  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

Vehicles can be parked in this car park & we are providing Two 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.bikewisenews.org.uk

Three days to go…. till BikeWise 2019


The Cricket World Cup has come home, Wimbledon has had its last ‘rally’ and the Sunderland Airshow is not on this weekend.......
BikeWise 2019 is on though,  at the Police HQ at Durham from 10am to 5pm THIS Sunday (21st July).
Loads of attractions on site and the weather forecast is looking good.
FREE PARKING at County Hall for cars, onsite for motorcycles and a FREE Park & Ride to Police HQ from Sniperley Park & Ride
(if you park at Sniperley Park and Ride there are two free buses running direct to BikeWise 2019 and returning to Sniperley)
We ask for a £2 donation from adults.
Children and parking are free.
Come along Sunday and have a great day.
For further details please visit www.bikewisenews.org.uk

TT Legend John McGuinness will be at BikeWise 2019

John McGuinness says he was “surprised, disappointed” by the problems he suffered during the 2019 Isle of Man TT with the Norton in the Superbike and Lightweight classes.
The 23-time TT winner has been absent from the event since seriously breaking his leg at the North West 200 in '17, but returned this year with Norton in the SBK and LTW classes, and Padgetts for the Supersport races.

John retired from the SBK and LTW race, and was forced to park up at the Bungalow on the opening lap of the Senior TT when an engine bolt broke, almost causing him to crash.

Reviewing his TT,  John said he doesn't “really know what we've done to deserve” the misfortune he suffered – but admits he's “ticked a few boxes” on his return.
“We'd done no practice whatsoever, everyone has been in the same boat. So I'm surprised, shocked and I've just had a chat with the boys and they've all got their head in their hands.
“Stuart Garner [Norton boss], he's got his head in his hands. He doesn't understand really what we've done to deserve it, we should have had a good, clean solid run on the bike and it hasn't happened.
“Surprised, disappointed, it would have been nice [to have gotten a result]. I'm sat at the Bungalow having not even completed a lap, and conditions were good, the boys were flying around enjoying themselves.
“Spectators were eager to listen and enjoy the Norton, and we never did anything really. So a bit disappointing. But we're here, we're safe, we've ticked a few boxes.”
McGuinness did tally up his 47th career podium after securing second in the Zero race, and admits he never thought he would see a TT podium again following his NW200 accident – adding that even to start last week's races was “a win”.
“We had a cool result on the electric bike, kept old Michael Rutter honest. Nearly 121mph lap on the electric bike for me was ace.
“To stand on the podium again, 47th podium, never thought when I was laid there [at the NW200 with my leg] snapped in half I was ever going to stand on the TT podium again.
“Ups and downs really, but big for me to be back. To even stand on the start line was a win. But [it's still] frustrating. That Senior, I just wanted a good, safe, solid result and a top 10 result was on the cards, but it wasn't to be.
“So, disappointed on one side of the coin, but good on the other side if that makes sense?”

John will return to the Isle of Man – mid August for the Classic TT where once again he will be riding for Team Winfield on their rapid 500cc Paton in the Bennetts Senior Classic TT, where he is the reigning champion .

This weekend John(and his family) will be ‘trekking’ over to Durham from their family home in Morecambe to once again support the 25th BikeWise event
John 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 : 


Four days to go…. till BikeWise 2019


The Cricket World Cup has come home, Wimbledon has had its last ‘rally’ and the Sunderland Airshow is not on this weekend.......
BikeWise 2019 is on though,  at the Police HQ at Durham from 10am to 5pm THIS Sunday (21st July).
Loads of attractions on site and the weather forecast is looking good.
FREE PARKING at County Hall for cars, onsite for motorcycles and a FREE Park & Ride to Police HQ from Sniperley Park & Ride
(if you park at Sniperley Park and Ride there are two free buses running direct to BikeWise 2019 and returning to Sniperley)
We ask for a £2 donation from adults.
Children and parking are free.
Come along Sunday and have a great day.
For further details please visit www.bikewisenews.org.uk

Jamie Squibb Freestyle Motorcycle Stunt Show @ BikeWise 2019

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Jamie Squibb, owner & team rider of Squibb Freestyle is travelling to BikeWise from his home in Devon to perform at BikeWise 2019 on Sunday 21st July.

Jamie last appeared at BikeWise in 2016 and was amazing.

Since then Jamie has toured the  with the Nitro Circus as well as performing in his own Squibb Freestyle Motorcycle Stunt Show
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/

 

Squibb Freestyle show from crediton media on Vimeo.

Red5 to Rock BikeWise 2019

Red5 are a Durham based rock & power pop band covering classics and more from the 70's, 80's and 90's and will be performing at BikeWise 2019.

To learn more about the band please visit their Facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/Red5Rock/

Instagram:RED5_BAND #red5band

Twitter:@Red5_band

Show us yours…. at BikeWise 2019 (Sunday 21st July)

Custom & Classic image (land) (1)If you have a Classic or Custom bike then we would love to see it (& so would all the people who come to the show)


To ‘Show us Yours’ all you have to do is  bring it along to Police HQ on Sunday 21stJuly (BikeWise Show) It’s free to enter, but you need to be on the site by 09:30hrs as the site becomes pedestrianised shortly after that .

You won’t be able to take it off the site until the show ends (about 17:00hrs) as the whole of the site is pedestrianised for the event and we cannot have motorcycles being ridden through the public !!

All you have to do to register your bike is turn up at the BikeWise Van which will be at the front of the HQ building. and the people at the van will register your entry.

There  are many different classes, with some lovely trophies to be won. So go on… share your pride & joy with us and lets see what ‘gems’ we have tucked away in the North East.

If you need further details then please ring 0191-3752136 and ask to speak to Peter Hall or Gary Ward OR email : peter.hall@durham.pnn.police.uk

3SIXTY cycle display team at BikeWise 2019

DSC_0335Anyone 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

Police and Air Ambulance Helicopters at BikeWise 2019


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 2019.
You’ll get the chance to view the Police  helicopter and also the air ambulance 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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