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BikeWise 2019

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To all the 'hardy souls' who turned up at Tesco this morning to participate in our Easter Egg Run.
Sadly the Run had to be cancelled on safety grounds due to the snowfalls that we had during the night. The car parks (and roads) were checked early on the morning and it was felt at that time to be too dangerous to proceed with the run.
We put the cancellation notice out on the website & local radio about 0800hrs.
Apologies if anyone travelled and was disappointed,there was nobody more disappointed than ourselves....
Thanks for all the Easter Eggs & cash donations that were made. The Eggs have already gone out to the hospitals and the money will be donated to our nominated charity..
(Donald Waller- Durham County Council & Sgt Iain Rodgers)

CANCELLED - Easter Egg Run

Due to the weather conditions and the state of the surface conditions in the car parks we regret that we have had to cancel the Easter Egg Run. If you wish to drop your Easter eggs off at Tesco's we will be there to distribute them at a later date or alternatively drop them at police headquarters on Tuesday.

Photo's from the Easter meeting

The photo's from our 3rd indoor meeting of 2008 at Black & Deckers, Spennymoor.
'Many Thanks' to John Attle for taking the photographs on the day.
Big Thank You to everybody for making the day such a success...
Some really smooth riding and a really nice atmosphere.
Bikewise Mini-Bike Club 16th March

Next Meeting - 30th March

Hi everybody.....
Sorry it's taken a few days to send this email but it's been a bit hectic at home with my granddaughter staying..
Firstly - can I say 'THANK YOU' to everyone who attended the last meeting....
The Marshals & the start box crew.... (without your help & support we would not be able to put the event on safely)
The riders.... You're all getting smoother (and faster), Casey Stoner will be watching over his shoulder soon....
The parents / grandparents & friends who turn up and support.
You all make the event have such a nice friendly atmosphere..
John Attle for taking the photo's throughout the day..

Commiserations to 'Jenky' - hope you 'mend' quickly (We can't have you wandering around with your arm in a sling not fixing bikes !!)

A Big Thank You to Denise, Denica & Phil Lockey & Anne Barber for putting on the Easter Egg Raffle (They bought all the presents and donated all the proceeds to the club) - a total of £100.70 was raised.
Also to Lorraine & Alex Crowther who made some cakes which were on the stall (although I never had time to eat a one..)

Next BikeWise meeting is going to be held on Sunday 30th March - 1000hrs, at Black and Deckers.. I know some of the riders would love to be outdoors again, but with the weather being so unsettled we are better running indoors at the moment to guarantee the event, rather than going outdoors and having to cancel because of bad weather.
PPIK is on the same day - (although it doesn't start till about 6pm) - apologies if this causes a problem to some.

Easter Monday (24th) - Teesside autodrome 10am-4pm £15 ( - quite a few members attending (weather permitting)

See you all next Sunday - Have a great Easter

4th Annual Easter Egg Run - Sunday 23rd March

4th Annual Easter Egg Run - Sunday 23rd March
Our 4th Annual Easter Egg Run will be taking place on Easter Sunday 23rd March.

Registration for the run will begin at 9.15am at Tesco's car park, Rennys Lane, Durham. The run will leave Tesco's at 10.00am and will travel to Darlington Memorial Hospital and onto University Hospital North Durham to and distribute Easter Eggs to the children's wards. The run will finish at Police HQ, Durham where we will have a cuppa and get together to talk about the biking season ahead.

Again we ask that you bring along an Easter Egg or some change to put into one of our charity buckets.

We look forward to seeing you all on Easter Sunday.

Have a look at the videos below from the last two years Easter Egg Runs :

New motorcyle Fleet arrives...

The motorcycle section has this week taken delivery of a new fleet of patrol bikes.

The bikes are Yamaha FJR1300s, deep blue in colour and replace the former fleet of Honda Pan European ST 1300's.

The new bikes are a departure for Durham Constabulary in that they are the first vehicles in the whole fleet to adopt the national Battenberg style of police livery.

In addition they are the first Durham police bikes to be fitted with Incident Data Recorders which act rather like a black box in that should a collision occur they will instantly record data to help investigators establish the cause.
To view images of the new motorcycles click on the following links :
Durham Police motorcycles 1
Durham Police motorcycles 2
Durham Police motorcycles 3
Click on the image below to view a short video of the bikes :

Local MP Roberta Blackman-Woods supports Bikewise Mini-Bike Club

Local MP Roberta Blackman-Woods attended the BikeWise Mini-Bike Club and echoed her support of the venture which has recently been shortlisted for a regional ShiNE award.

Local MP Roberta Blackman-Woods supports Bikewise Mini-Bike Club

Local MP, Roberta Blackman-Woods attended the BikeWise Mini-Bike Club and echoed her support of the venture which has recently been shortlisted for a regional ShiNE award.