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The Magnificent 7 ride in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

On the 7th of July 2010,  seven local  riders, on seven motorbikes will embark on a gruelling challenge to ride 3000 miles in seven days visiting 14 European countries in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Magnificent 7 will depart from the Angel of the North, Newcastle upon Tyne on the 
7th minute of the
7th hour of the
7th day of the
7th month to visit
7 European capital cities in less than
7 days, travelling through France - Switzerland - Italy - Liechtenstein - Slovenia - Hungary -Slovakia - Austria - Czech Rep - Germany - Netherlands - Luxembourg -Belgium - England
After riding through 14 countries they will be heading back, to finish at the Angel of the North at around 7pm on Tuesday 13th July.
To read more on their exploits visit :

One of the Magnificent 7 rides the BikeWise Easter Egg Run in 'preparation' for the ride !!

James is a 'border' raider in his first race's

BikeWise Mini Bike Club's, nine year old,  James Alderson travelled North with his parents Michelle and Stephen recently,  to compete in the Scottish Mini Bike Championship's, at Kircaldy.
This was Jame's first race meeting and he qualified on pole position and was third overall in his class after the day's racing.
BikeWise is rightly proud of Jame's achievement and look forward to seeing his results over the season.
For further details of the Scottish events visit :
Details of BikeWise Mini Bike Club can be found at

BBC NI Coverage of the NW200

The BBC brings you the NW200 on TV, Online, Radio and Red Button
Up to 30 cameras will capture the action on the circuit including onboard cameras, heli-camera and kerb cams.

First up is the preview programme on BBC One Northern Ireland on Friday night May 14 from 10.35pm, live from the paddock with special guests.
Live Red button coverage starts at 3pm on race day, Saturday May 15.
Two, one-hour specials on BBC One Northern Ireland on Sunday, May 16 at 10.15pm and Monday, May 17 at 10.35pm, will be presented by Stephen Watson with commentary by Keith Huewen, Steve Parrish and NW200 legend Phillip McCallen .

We will be streaming every race live from 11am on Saturday 15th May, plus the two practice sessions : Tuesday, May 11 ( 7pm - 9pm ) and Thursday, May 13 ( 10am - 2pm).
The coverage reached over 200,000 people in 87 countries last year.
To add to the race and practice session web streams, we plan to add a second dedicated Pit Cam stream, which will focus on pit lane and the grid area, to let you see more of the activity around the mechanics and riders as they prepare to race around the circuit.
Click on the link below to visit the website :
Whilst HM Plant's Steve Plater suffered a broken arm in practice - John McGuinness will be flying the flag for our local companies Honda Racing team.
For all the latest - Results etc visit :

A689rd - Killhope Lead Mine - BE AWARE !!

Be Aware when travelling on the A689rd at the entrance to Killhope Lead mine. Directley opposite the entrance to the Lead Mine there is a tree felling operation. HGV's are turning in and out of this entrance and there is mud on the road. Please look at the photo's / map of the location and adjust your speed accordingly. Just west of this location there are some roadworks where a dry stone wall is being rebuilt (location of Durham's Wait a Second campaign). Temporary traffic lights are in operation.
Pictures/Video below are taken on the road looking west (when travelling towards Alston/Hartside)

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Next Meeting's of the Mini Bike Club

The next meetings of the club are as follows :

Monday 10th May at Warden Law
Meeting at North East Karting at Warden Law. Open to all Mini Moto's.
Please Note : This event is ran by North East Karting and is NOT run under ACU rules/regulations and is not ran by Bikewise Mini Bike Club.
1700hrs - 2100hrs
Sunday 16th May at Carrville Park and Ride
Signing on at 10000hrs for a 1030hrs safety brief / start
Please check your emails / website on the day if there is any doubt about the weather (Rain/wet surface)

BikeWise Mini Bike Club - Meeting CANCELLED due to RAIN

Sorry but we're having to cancel today as the weather has done what we didn't want it to do - rain.........
It's had a good shower over here at Durham and the ground is wet...
Please check your emails and look at the website for the next date - as soon as we can check with County Hall re the availability of the car park at Carrville we'll post a new date.
Regardless - Warden Law is on, on the night of Monday 10th May...

Next Meeting of the BIkeWise Mini Bike Club is on Sunday 2nd May 2010

The next meeting of the BIkeWise Mini Bike Club is on Sunday 2nd May at Carrville Park & Ride, Durham.
Signing on at 1000hrs for a 1030 hrs start.
Photo's and video's from the last meeting are now online at