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What’s Happening in the BikeWise ‘world’ – April 2011

Jigsaw Dates for your Diaries : 

Two important dates to put in your diaries …

BikeWise Easter Egg Run – Sunday 24th April 2011 (Click HERE to Register online)

BikeWise 2011 – Sunday 24th July 2011 - (click here to find out latest BikeWise Show news)



Poster---Landscape BikeWise Easter Egg Run – Sunday 24th April 2011 (Click HERE to Register online)

The event is almost here –  so please click on the link above and register online.

It will only take a few seconds to complete the form and it give’s us an idea of how many people are going to be on the ride.
Please forward this link to your friends if they intend to come on the ride.

The run starts at the Carrville Park & Ride site at the junction of the A1(M) and the A690 roads at Durham, there will be a catering unit at Carville serving hot food and drinks but eat and drink quickly as we are leaving at 10.00am prompt!

After visiting local hospitals where eggs & gifts are given to the children’s wards, the ride ends at Police HQ with a free cup of tea / coffee made by our own fair hands and a small ‘roadshow’ which gives you the opportunity to meet the BikeWise ‘team’ and find out what has happened in the last year and what is planned in the BikeWise ‘world’ for the coming year

It costs nothing to partake in the run, just bring an Easter egg, small toy or a handful of change for the charity bucket.

If you or your friends can register online, to save time on the morning & so that we have an idea of how many bike’s we’ll have on the ride, its free and will only take you a couple of minutes to complete.

If not you can sign-on on the morning at Carville from 9.00am

The 68 Cafe

Wear Valley Diner re-opens as The 68 Cafe – Wednesday 20th April

A regular ‘haunt’ of the BikeWise ‘team’ has re-opened under new management and with a new name.

The former Wear Valley Diner is now ‘The 68 Cafe’ and new owners Paula & Dan Kempin are looking forward to welcoming you to the cafe which has been completely refurbished.

The cafe is on the A68rd at Toft Hill and has fantastic views across to the Durham Dales and has featured in MCN on a number of occasions when reporter/tester Andy Downes has been heading North to Scotland.  Great place to meet /stop,  for a bite to eat / drink before heading up the Dales or further North to Keilder/Scotland.  Why not check it out this weekend…

BWMBC Sunday 1st May 2011 - BikeWise Mini Bike Club

Our next meeting is Sunday – 1st May at Carrville Park & Ride, Durham

More details of the club : 



cafe1618wrCafe 1618 Bike Nights, Middleton in Teesdale 
Every Tuesday

Bev & John will once again be holding their Bike Nights at their award winning Cafe 1618

16+18 Market Place, Middleton in Tessdale DL12 0GQ.

These will start on the 22nd March and will continue every Tuesday until October, from 1830hrs onwards.
For further details contact Bev & John on 01833 640 300

Last year the couple spent a lot of time and effort working at the rear of the premises and Restaurant 17 has now opened and taking bookings if you fancy a nice night of dining in the dales.

DAN-New-wrDurham Advanced Motorcyclists
Tuesday 26th April 2011 - next meeting at Bowburn Hall Hotel at 1900hrs.
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



British Superbikes returns this weekend with the first races of the season at Brands Hatch.

Watch out for locally sponsored HM Plant Honda Racing with reigning champion Ryuichi Kiyonari and former BSB champion and ex WSB rider Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne. We’ll soon be able to see the riders for ourselves as the Croft round is being held next month with the races being held on Sunday 15th May.

MCN Fantasy Road Racing (see below) will then have it’s three major championships competing for that top prize.

prizeMCN Fantasy Road Race, in association with MCE Insurance is back for 2011!
Once again the game is totally FREE to play. All you have to do is pick a six-man team of riders, comprising the stars of MotoGP, World Superbikes and British Superbikes, then just sit back and let them win you some fantastic prizes!
The game started at on Saturday 26th February and the top prize, courtesy of MCE Insurance, is Yamaha's special edition YZF - R125 (worth £5,800) - celebrating 50 years of racing in  World GPs.
There are also seven 'Game Round' prizes to play for during the year, too.
For more information on prizes, just click here. NEW THIS YEAR: Your BSB performance will be put to the test, too, in the all-new MCE BSB Game Round competition! All entrants with the two highest scoring MCE BSB riders for each Game Round will be entered into a prize draw, and of these, one entrant will be drawn out at random to win a pair of tickets to a future MCE BSB round.
Once you’ve registered then join the BikeWise League – so that we can all share in the fun.
The PIN number you need to enter the league is :463
Last year, 38yr old Tony Stevens from Hartlepool,who after a ‘gruelling’ season, managing a multi million pound budget and some of the world’s best motorcycle racers Tony not only topped our own BikeWise league – he topped the national league and ‘walked’ away with a brand new Yamaha R6. So let’s hope that we can have a repeat of last season’s success and bring that Yamaha home to the North (again)
If you want to look at your racer’s in action then check out our Moto GP and WSB photo galleries on the new BikeWise website at  (photo’s will be added as the season progresses)
So – register your team and enter our league – it’s all FREE and you could have a lot of fun and win a bike or tickets to a BSB round

image001 Adelaide Insurance – If you have completed a BikeWise Training day then register your details on Adelaide’s website 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 people, 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..
Adelaide are a specialist Motorcycle Insurer,provide IAM’s Surety Insurance and support motorcycle Road Racing events in Ireland -

Hein Gericke at Darlington (01325-464 664) - 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 and giving advice on your equipment needs.

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