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Whats Happening This Week ? (In the BikeWise 'world')

Durham Advanced Motorcyclists are holding their Club Night on Tuesday 23rd February.
Meet at 1900hrs for a 1930hrs start. Winter months - Guest speakers Summer months - ride outs..... Contact the secretary : Bill McCready on 01325 311 426 for further details

Hein  Gericke, Darlington are having their Open Day / 40th Anniversary Catalogue Launch on Saturday 27th February.
Alison, Tim, Sue & Craig will be 'on hand' to help you out and Mick Alder will be down their all day if you want to talk about BikeWise Training or the Mini Bike Club.
Remember to take your BikeWise Training card with you to qualify for discount at the store....
Please click on this link to read the BikeWise News article about the event :

BikeWise Mini Bike Club is being held on Sunday 28th February at Black & Deckers, Green Lane Spennymoor. 1000hrs for a 1030hrs start.
Visit the website for more details of the venue / club :

MCN Fantasy Road Race 'BikeWise League.  Enter your team, then join the BikeWise League : PIN : 944 - The season starts with World Superbikes at Phillip Island, Australia on Sunday so make sure you get your team 'in' before then.......  it's FREE and it will be fun as the season goes on to see how successful (or not) you are as a team manager..... Click on the link below to start....


Ride Safely and be BikeWise.....

MCN Fantasy Road Race - BikeWise League

It's that time of year again to 'dust off' your email address, think of a password and then register for the 2010 Road Racing season with the MCN Fantasy Road Race .
You pick your 'team' of six riders, two each from BSB, WSB & Moto GP from the riders available and then once you've got your team selected, then, enter the BikeWise League. 
You will need to use the Pin Number 944 to enter the league...

It's FREE to do this and we can have a lot of 'fun' as the racing season runs it's course......

So, don't be shy....  click on this link to start :

Please forward this onto your friends (or family) - the more teams the more interesting the league....  Keep checking the BikeWise Latest News for updates...
Now the best bit.....
Its FREE to enter and the top prize is once again an amazing Yamaha R6 worth over £8,000, courtesy of MCE Insurance. There are also seven 'Game Round' prizes to play for during the year, too. For more information on prizes, just click here.
Don't worry if you're short on time as you can use the Lucky Dip option which automatically selects a valid team for you in seconds. (just like putting a Lottery ticket on !!)

Don't delay  -  Do it......  Today

Average Speed Camera's to be installed on the A537 (Cat & Fiddle run)

Bike-catching average-speed cameras are to be installed on the A537 Cat and Fiddle run from Macclesfield to Buxton from next week.
The popular biking road will be one of the first in the country to get a new generation of average-speed cameras which are rear-facing so they can read motorcycle number plates.
Work will begin installing seven of the devices from Tuesday. They will also be put on a stretch of the A54 which joins the A537. Both roads have a 50mph limit.
All of the cameras will be linked together and vehicles constantly monitored within the speed control zone. Riders who progress between any two of the devices too quickly will be issued with a prosecution notice.
In the past average-speed cameras have only been linked in pairs, measuring speeds from one to the next along a single lane of traffic. The new cameras are expected to be operational before motorcycle traffic increases in April. 
Lee Murphy, Manager of the Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership, said:
“We want all road users to come and enjoy this scenic route responsibly and lawfully. Unfortunately, a minority of riders treat the road with a race track mentality — we have recorded bikers riding at speeds of 130 mph.
"This is not a knee-jerk reaction because we have tried all other measures. Short of closing the road, we couldn’t see any viable alternatives to the average-speed cameras to reduce the number of casualties along the Cat and Fiddle.”

MCN Award Winners in full

(Picture shows Bob Brown recieving his award from Marc Potter, editor of MCN)

Here is the full list of winners of the prestigious MCN Awards announced at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show held at the Excel Arena - London.
Check out Wednesday’s Motorcycle News for the full story behind the winners.

Award: Biking Hero
Bob Brown – former Police motorcyclist who was instrumental in setting up the phenomenally successful Durham Bike Wise motorcycle event which attracts thousands of riders every summer.
He spent many years serving as a police motorcyclist in Britain’s most bike-friendly Police force teaching riders to ride better and safer, and now helps young kids get a taste of motorcycling legally in Durham with a mini-moto experience
Award: The Dave Taylor Lifetime achievement
  Sammy Miller MBE.

Award: MCN Man of the Year Award (sponsored by National Accident Helpline)
Valentino Rossi
Award: MCN Machine of the Year.
Yamaha YZF-R1

Award: Best dealer with only one outlet
Lloyd Cooper of Watford

Award: Dealer of the Year specialising in one area
Get Geared of Leatherhead

Award: Wholesaler of the Year
Motohaus Powersports

Award: Dealer of the Year with more than one outlet
George White Superbike Centre

Award: Product of the Year (clothing)
Forcefield Pro Sub 4 back protector

Barry: Product of the Year (accessories or services)
Scottoiler E-system

Award: Product of the Year (tyre)
Michelin Power One

(Picture shows Bob Brown recieving his award from Marc Potter, editor of MCN)

North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club - Thundersport GB Night

Thundersport GB Night along with
The Battle of Britan F1 Sidecar Championship
The force behind the Sidecar Championship
Steve Webster MBE
Moto 450 Race Winner - Steve Tomes
Other Guests from this Paddock in the pipeline

Doors open 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Entry, £2.00 for members and £3.00 for non-members. Also Bar, Raffle and Television with highlights from recent race meetings.
Any queries contact: - Norman on 01423780624
Click on the image to view/download a poster

Hein Gericke Catalogue Launch Event - Darlington - 27th February

Saturday 27th February sees the launch of the 40th Anniversary catalogue and to mark the occasion the team at Hein Gericke Darlington have some special events in the planning.

Not only will the catalogue be the twice the size of previous years but many products will be showcased for the first time.
See the 2010 selection from Alpinestar and Arlen Ness, this year’s collection promises some breath taking items, and to cap it all Hein Gericke Darlington has been appointed County Durham’s newest and only authorised Dainese stockist. Of course Hein Gericke’s unsurpassed reputation for quality and affordability remains, and our 2010 range will not disappoint.

To mark the occasion and ensure it is an event to remember we have arranged for the 'xtreme wheelie machine' to be on site all day. This is a specially designed platform with a real motorcycle, normally a Kawasaki ZX6R strapped to it on which you can have a go at the black art of pulling a huge stonker of a wheelie, in total safety with no threat of flipping it! You will need a full bike licence and be over 18 to ride. Free to ride with all purchases over £10. (But we need photo's of you on it for our Gallery !!)

In addition to this we have organised various other displays (TBA), along with the chance to find a 'Golden Ticket' in your 2010 catalogue which may see you being the benefactor of a prize ranging from £5 through MotoGP tickets to a full kit out!

The day promises to be excellent fun so why not call in grab a coffee and doughnut.

Visit at 171/179 Northgate, Darlington DL1 1UB or call for more details on 01325 464 664.

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