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JBA Trailers – hire a trailer…..

JBA Trailers JBA Trailers are located in Seaham, Co Durham (see location map for details). They are a small family business and currently have four types of trailer for hire: up to 3 bike motorcycle trailer, box trailer and 2 types of boat trailers. They run this business part time from their home address.

Whether you want to transport a boat, motorbike, move items between houses, go camping with your tent(s), motorcycles and all the other bits for a family holiday or you've just bought something off ebay and are wondering how to bring it home - one of our trailers will surely meet your needs.
All trailers are maintained in excellent condition with lights and tyres checked and the trailer cleaned before every hire.  The motorcycle trailer is supplied with tie down straps at no additional charge.
When you call to either enquire or make a booking, they will provide advice to help ensure a trailer will meet your needs, then will take you through the booking process to reserve the trailer for the dates you require.

The firm is operated by Benson Adams & Sarah Linley who have both attended a BikeWise Training day and will offer 20% discount to anyone who has also attended a BikeWise Training day.

For more info visit their website at : or contact them on M : 07767 454 420 or Email:

Help support a charity cycle ride in memory of PC 1444 Chris Barber

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The club's 'root's' were laid down in April 2009 to record the 'antic's' of the hardy souls.... who initially rode the Coast to Coast cycle ride on the 11-13th September 2009.
The ride was in aid of St Teresa's Hospice, Woodland Road, Darlington, where Mr 'Absolutely Average' - PC 1444 Chris Barber (firearms) was cared for, by his wife Ann, family members & staff of the hospice before he sadly died, of cancer, after a short illness on the 5th April 2009.  The ride was a great success and raised £10,254.47.

Chris was Durham Police’s Firearms expert and many of you might have been to a visit to the armoury at Police HQ or seen the Firearms demonstrations Chris put on at BikeWise every year.
As a result of this and the friendship that came from within the group it was decided to continue cycling and so ‘The Absolutely Average Cycling Club’ came into being.

(For those of you who knew Chris, you will be aware that this was one of his favourite sayings)

This year on the 3rd-5th of September the group are to cycle from Edinburgh to Newcastle on the Coasts & Castles Cycle Route, approx 200mls on a pedal cycle !!

Because we are all ‘absolutely average’ cyclists we decided to rename the route the Coast, CAKES & Castles 2010 route. (as hopefully we’ll be stopping for some Cake to ‘ease’ the saddle sores !!)

Once again the aim is to raise some funds for St Teresa’s Hospice in Darlington. Sadly it’s usually only when we are effected by someone being admitted to a hospice that we see the fantastic work that is being done to help families through traumatic times.

St Teresa’s certainly helped Chris & his family when he most needed it.

Please, if you can, visit our Just Giving page and make a donation to the Hospice, you can donate as little as £1 and it will help make our journey worthwhile and also to remember a first class colleague who was sadly taken away from us with cancer.

Please click on this link to read more and donate :   Just Giving

To keep up to date with how the ride is progressing visit : Coast, CAKES and Castles 2010

Please come along on your bikes (Motorbikes or pedal bikes) and cheer us on our way… Next Sunday (5th) September we will be on the last leg from Seahouses to Newcastle where we’ll finish on the Millenium Bridge)


Bob Brown

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Sorry.... This has nothing at all to do with BikeWise but it is funny !!
The more you watch it the more you'll laugh....

What is happening in the BikeWise 'world' over the next couple of weeks

Beware of new surface dressing !! (Weardale)

If you are going to be out and about in Weardale (A689rd) on your bike – be aware that there is a lot of re-surfacing going on ‘up the dale’

Last week two local motorcyclists were involved in a crash with a car between Frosterley and Wolsingham, when it appears that the car has gone out of control on the loose chippings and collided with the motorcyclists who were travelling in the opposite direction. Extensive resurfacing has now been done between the A68 Harperley roundabout and A689 Wolsingham – Please Take Care…..

BikewiseMBCc2c2c2 BikeWise Mini Bike Club is being held on Sunday 29th August at Carrville Park & Ride, Durham.

1000hrs for a 1030hrs start.

Congratulations to James and Kai who last week travelled to Scotland (with their families) to compete in the Scottish mini moto championship and once again came away with podium finishes & trophies …..   Well Done……

Visit the website for more details of the venue / club :

North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club
Friday 10th September 2010

Various Riders from BSB Paddock - Interviewer Larry Carter
Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton
Doors 7.00pm Show 7.30pm
£6.00 non members £4.00 Members

bsb-web-banner-curve  British Superbikes will once again be coming to local circuit Croft on Sunday 12th September.

Great opportunity to see locally sponsored and BikeWise favourites – HM Plant Honda Racing with riders Josh Brookes and Kyo battling for the title.

Remember to give a ‘wave’ to the bike section officers from Durham who will be busy getting the traffic smoothly in & out of the event.

Layout 1 The Great North Air Ambulance Mystery Ride Out will be held once again from Police HQ at Aykley Heads, Durham on Sunday 26th September, at 1000hrs.

Registration will start from approx 0900hrs and it costs £5 per person.

The event is based on a treasure hunt within Durham and starts and finishes at HQ.

Further details can be obtained from the GNAA on 01325 – 487263 or by visiting their website at

To download the event poster, click on the image to the left.







GNAAMystery Ride Out



Photo’s from last years event can be viewed by clicking on this image : 




Dave Badcock  Iron Butt ‘veteran’ Dave Badcock from Northumberland covers more miles in a year than most of us would consider ‘sensible’ in a lifetime……

Dave’s most recent ride was to travel to America – and then go North to Alaska where he hired a Harley and then he did what he does best – ride it…….    around Alaska….

Read about Dave’s ‘adventure’s (past & present) at his website :






38785_1449992702572_1615861781_1047408_2032218_n Congratulations to the ‘Osborne’s……..

NO…. not Ossie and Sharon, but our very own Ashley & Peter, who have both completed BikeWise Training days and subsequently passed their IAM Tests with Durham Advanced Motorcyclists.

They ‘tied the knot’ recently – thought they might have signed the register on a motorcycle but I suppose Peter had to make some concessions !!

All the Best for the future from the BikeWise ‘Team’





Durham Advanced Motorcyclists

28th September at Bowburn Hall Hotel

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

Visit their website for further details :

Adelaide Adelaide Insurance - register on their site and you could win a prize in their monthly draw (like Mick Alder did...), you might also get a pleasant surprise when it comes to renewing your insurance, quite a few who have completed a BikeWise Training day are reporting that they have now insured with Adelaide……

You will be able to select BikeWise Training from the drop down boxes and will get a discount as a result of attending your BikeWise Training day.. They are a specialist Motorcycle Insurer,provide IAM’s Surety Insurance and support motorcycle Road Racing events in Ireland -

Hein Gericke at Darlington are open everyday, have a shop full of clothing and accessories and you will get 10% off any non sale items in the store if you have attended a BikeWise Training day and produce your card (or ACU license for Mini Bike Club members.)
The team of Alison, Sue, Tim & Craig will look forward to seeing you.

*** If you have any ‘news items’ you would like to share with other BikeWise readers, then please forward via email to : ***

Photo’s online from BikeWise Mini Bike Club meeting – 15th August 2010


Photo’s are now online from the latest meeting of the    held on Sunday 15th August 2010 at Carrville Park & Ride at Durham.

For more information about the club and to view the pictures visit :

Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club


BikewiseMBCc2c2c2 The next meeting of the club is on :

Sunday 15th August 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)
Please check the website for more info :