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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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Riding abroad & Brexit !

An interesting article from Ride Magazine which was answered by White Dalton Motorcycle Solicitors :

Question

I have just come back from a ten-day riding break in Spain, which I can highly recommend – Malaga has some fantastic roads. But I have come home to a nasty souvenir, a €50 fine for speeding.
I have clearly been caught in a radar trap. I have heard so much conflicting information from different people that I am unsure what to do with it.
Lots of people have told me that I can simply ignore it, because the Spanish police cannot do anything within the UK jurisdiction. Other people have said pay it just to avoid any hassle – and my wife is convinced that if I ever set foot in mainland Europe again I will be carted off to jail if I don’t pay. Also, once we Brexit, will these fines have any impact at all? I am planning on going back to Andaiucia next year. Will Brexit make it more difficult?

Answer

Pay it! Now that I have told you to pay it, pay it as soon as practicable. You will not be locked up if you go to Spain but your wife has the right idea, albeit dramatically. It has entered biking folklore that you can simply ignore foreign tickets: you can’t; or at least you can’t ignore tickets issued in the European Union, while we remain in the EU.
By an EU-wide agreement a local fine, if unchallenged, becomes payable, if it isn’t paid, the fine is sent on to the local agency – in this case, the DVLA – which will deploy its enforcement officers, who are usually Magistrates’ Courts Officers. The longer that you leave it, the more steps are taken end in the worst case that I have seen, a €100 fine escalated up to just shy of £1000 – so pay your €50. On the positive side, no points go on your licence.
As to what happens after Brexit, I cannot tell you, A ‘crash-out’ will probably mean no fines, as they are enforceable under an EU treaty. While this may sound like you’ll be able to tear across Europe without worrying about fines, many European police forces have the power to seize a foreign vehicle for even minor traffic infringements and without a method of enforcing fines on a UK driver, they are more likely to use that power.
If we have a Brexit with a ‘run-off period, I would hope for at least a couple of years of things staying as they are with mutual recognition of licences and insurance and also, mutual recognition of fines. However, this is by no means certain. I really would not like to speculate how a no-deal Brexit would impact on motorcyclists traveling to the EU, but there is a pretty clear fall-back position; the 1968 Vienna Convention. Riding your own bike in Spain will certainly be possible under this, which was used before the EU and governs non-EU traffic in the EU. However, we might need separate insurance and potentially an international driving permit.
But the shape of any rules will be outside of the UK government’s power if there’s a crash-out Brexit; it will be up to the EU whether it accepts UK licences (it should as it’s currently a Euro licence); but I think insurance will require a Green Card for us in Europe (and for EU drivers coming to the UK). It will be more of a hassle to get to the EU by bike but it won’t be impossible. However, Germany and Portugal are not parties to the 1968 Convention, so I would avoid travel on your own bike there until things are clearer.
If things go horribly pear-shaped, we may be required to buy local insurance on some borders. This is what happens upon entering Morocco (a member of the 1968 Convention) if you do not have pre-existing cover for Morocco but it is not terribly expensive. How good the insurance is, I have never tested. One thing to ponder; my current insurance certificate insures me right across the EU including about four months post-Brexit so I am not sure if the insurers have actually considered the impact of a crash-out, or hard, Brexit.

Andrew Dalton

RiDE Magazine November 2018

Two days to go – BikeWise 2018 on Sunday 22nd July

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The World Cup didn't come home, The Tall ships have sailed and the Sunderland Airshow is not on this weekend.......
BikeWise 2018 is on,  at the police HQ at Durham from 10am to 5pm THIS Sunday (22nd 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

We ask for a £2 donation from adults and kids are free.
Come along Sunday and have a great day.
For further details please visit : www.bikewise.org.uk

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, Police Dogs Kaizer, Kidi, Spike, Milly & Lottie show you their skils at BikeWise 2018.

The team will also be their with the Paws Up stand & Paws Up Bob.

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

KaizerPC Ian Squire will be bringing along his German Shepherd PD ‘Kaizer’ who will soon be retiring from service … as he’s ‘getting on a bit’ Kaizer will only perform at the end of the second display. So come along and say a farewell to this fantastic dog







Spike DogPc Alan Bates will be bringing along his German Shepherd PD ‘Spike’ who has previously performed at BikeWise.








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MilliyPD ‘Milly’ is a Springer Spaniel, an explosive trained dog and will be handled by Sgt Dave Bell.








LottieFinally we have PC Ian Squire’s drug dog, a Pointer, PD Lottie

The Triumph TR6 from the Great Escape film will be at BikeWise 2018

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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 the motorcycle used for the famous jump in the Steve McQueen classic The Great Escape which was finally restored late 2017

The Triumph TR6 Trophy took about two months to restore and 95% of the original parts have been retained.

Dick Shepherd, who restored it, said it is in "full working order".
McQueen rode the TR6 in the World War Two film but the famous 12ft barbed-wire fence jump was performed by stunt double, Bud Ekins.

After the film, the bike was sold to a farmer, who used it to herd cows, but it was then stored in a barn for decades.

Mr Shepherd bought it from a former farm worker, who inherited it after the farmer's death.
"The original front mud guard was completely rotten, which was a challenge to repair," Mr Shepherd said.

"We even managed to keep the original exhausts and rear tyre - two of the rarest parts - and we wanted to keep the dents on the bike from the filming for added authenticity."

He said the TR6 has been restored to the "exact specification" of 1962.

Get a good look at the bike on Sunday at Bikes 2018….no doubt Dick will also have some other special bikes for us to drool over.

Dave Coates ready to burn some rubber at BikeWise 2018

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Once again our local Darlington based world record holder - Dave Coates will be performing at BikeWise 2018 on Sunday 22nd July.
The car park at the Police HQ is looking forward to having some burning rubber ‘deposited’ on it by Dave Smile
This is Dave's 23rd consecutive BikeWise ( and he still doesn't look a day older !!) - 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 !!

Dave has just been to CMC at Chesterfield at the weekend thrilling the crowds and will be raring to go at BikeWise 2018


Dave CoatesTo learn more about Dave, visit his website at : http://www.davecoates.co.uk/

What's happening at BikeWise 2018

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Show us yours…. @ BikeWise 2018

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 22nd July (BikeWise Show) It’s free to enter, but you need to be on the site by 0930hrs as the site becomes pedestrianized shortly after that .

You won’t be able to take it off the site until the show ends (about 1700hrs) as the whole of the site is pedestrianized 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 Gary Ward or Iain Rodgers OR email us at : durham.bikewise@gmail.com

TT Legend John McGuinness will be at BikeWise 2018

JMC_Paton_Enclosure-817TT Legend John McGuinness will once again be at BikeWise 2018.

Sadly Johns injuries from last years crash at the NW200 meant he was unable to ride the Silver Machine (Norton) around the Island in a race however John did get to do a couple of display lap around the Island.

Speaking about his competitive return to the TT Mountain Course John McGuinness said:  “It’s been a hard road back from the North West 200 crash and I thought we were there heading into the TT but another set back just left us a few weeks short. I absolutely loved doing the two parade laps this year and the reaction I got from the fans was amazing. The next big target for me was always the Classic TT, and everything is going in to being fully fit and prepared for a proper return to racing."

He continued by saying:  “I’m buzzing about the whole thing really. I love the Classic TT atmosphere and I really enjoy working with Roger Winfield and his team and their Paton is a joy to ride around Mountain Circuit. I’m not going to make any predictions on how competitive we are going to be, but when I rode the Norton at the TT, the feeling was good and, above all else, I just want to be out there with the rest of the guys again, going as fast as we can and putting on a good show for the fans. If we get a result out of it then that will be a bonus on this occasion.”

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


Next Meeting Of The BikeWise Mini Bike Club

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The next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on :

Sunday 1st  July 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 :-)

Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBC

The next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on :

Sunday 10th  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 :-)