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BikeWise Trained……..


Sean Byrne
Sean Byrne
Richard Spensley
Richard Spensley
Mike Horner
Mike Horner
Richy Tough
Richy Tough

Congratulations to Sean Byrne, Richard Spensley, Mike Horner & Richy Tough, who have been out with Bob this week and completed a days BikeWise Training.

For further details about BikeWise Training please Click Here

A689rd through Weardale closed at Ireshopeburn

The main A689 road through Weardale is closed at Ireshopeburn between Causeway Road and Carway Bank, due to a burst water main.
The road is likely to be closed throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.
We believe diversions are in place along some very minor roads !
Please take care

Does the Bike Fit ?

Bike Fit

An interesting website link – sent to us by one of our readers, Andy Irwin…  (Thanks Andy)

If you're thinking of a new bike and wonder how it might suit you for size then visit the site and enter your height, inside leg length etc and you will see how you might look and feel on it.You can even put your feet on the ground to see if you will be able to touch the ground.

You can view multiple bikes at the same time and if the bike of your choice is not there, then you can notify the site and they will put it on for you.

To view the site please CLICK HERE

Steve Hislop Memorial Run

Steve HislopThe 9th Steve Hislop Memorial Run will be held on Sunday 4th September 2011

To take part in the run – Meet in DENHOLM GREEN for a 10.30am depart.

The Route will take in the following places :

Haughhead, Bonchester, Carter Bar, Bellingham, Whitfield, (stop 30 mins, Midday), Alston, Slaggyford, Milton, A689 towards Carlisle, A7 Longtown, Langholm, Hawick, Denholm and will finish approx. 3pm

(Approx. 165 miles)

to view the full route please CLICK HERE

Check out the local weather on the website before going for a ride

WeatherMost day’s, before we go for a ride, it pays to check out the weather.

We’ve put together a few of our favourite weather sites onto one page so that you can check the weather easily without having to search for three or four sites.

If you visit the What's On page of our website you will see that at the bottom of the page there is a line which says :

 “ To check the weather in Durham, please CLICK HERE “

If you click on the ‘CLICK HERE’ link it will take you into a new page , Weather, where some of our favourite weather sites are shown -


The first three shown –

metcheck, & RainToday are clickable links which will take you into their respective web pages.

The other two are BBC weather and Met Office which show you local weather.

Remember to ‘bookmark’ the page and it will hopefully be able to better prepare yourself for that next ride out in the sunshine !!

To visit the page now, CLICK HERE

BikeWise Trained…

Stuart Proctor
Stuart Proctor
Dawn Proctor
Dawn Proctor
John Whittle
John Whittle
Anita Craggs
Anita Craggs
Congratulations to Dawn & Stuart Proctor and Anita Craggs and John Whittle who have been out with Bob & Mick this week on a days BikeWise Training.
For further details about BikeWise Training, please Click Here

Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club


Next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on Sunday 28th August 2011.

Signing on at 1000hrs for a 1030hrs start at Carrville Park and Ride.

If club members have any doubts about the weather please check your emails or the website before travelling.

Open Day at MSG Bike Gear this Sunday (14th August)


MSG Bike Gear of Darlington who attend the BikeWise Show every year, are holding an open day, this Sunday from 10am till 5pm at their premises at :

Newsham Hall, Aislaby,Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees, TS16 OQS

For further details please either ring : 01325 333 346 or visit their website at CLICK HERE to visit MSG website

Two DAM stalwarts


Bob presents Mike with his gift

Bob Brown, Mike Cope, John Cudden, Mick Alder

BikeWise 2011 was the venue for two long serving members of Durham Advanced Motorcyclists to receive a token of thanks from the club in recognition of their hard work in helping to form DAM and making it such a successful club that we know today.

It was fitting that retired motorcycle Sgt,  Bob Brown (BikeWise Training) who as our local IAM examiner, was instrumental with Mike Cope in forming the group  in 1995, was able to present Mike with a gift from the committee.

Mike has over the years performed allsorts of roles within the group both within Training and the Committee.

John Cudden was one of the first to take his test with the newly formed group in 95/96 and went on to become an observer, senior observer and group training officer. Retired PC, Mick Alder (BikeWise Training) was the motorcycle instructor for the police and together with Ali Bonar worked closely with John on the Training side of DAM so Mick made the presentation to John on behalf of the committee.

Both Mike & John have put vast amounts of their own time into making DAM the successful IAM group that it is today. They have made a huge contribution towards Road Safety in County Durham

The BikeWise ‘team’ feel proud and privileged to have been able to work closely with Mike & John and wish them all the best in their ‘retirement’ 




BikeWise Show Photo’s now online

Shakey 'nicks' John McGuinness on their Mini Moto's !!

Photo’s are now online from this years BikeWise Show which was held in glorious sunshine at the Police HQ on Sunday 24th July.

Many Thanks to the members of Durham Photographic Society who gave up their time to record the show for us in pictures.

For many of us on the ‘BikeWise Team’ seeing the photo’s is the only way we get to see what happened at the show as it’s normally just a ‘blur’

Click on this Link to go to the BikeWise photo gallery and from there you will need to click on the individual thumbnails to go into the individual albums.

Hope you enjoy looking back on BikeWise 2011 and thanks for your support.

Next years BikeWise 2012 show will be held earlier than normal due to the Olympics in London which will necessitate members of the team working down there for extended periods – so keep checking the website and we will publish the date as soon as we can.

Once again Thanks to the Durham Photographic Society and if you wish to find out more about them please click here