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Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club

MBCThe next meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club will be on Sunday 29th July 2012 at Carrville Park & Ride at Durham
(See Where we Meet on the website for location)

Signing on at 1000hrs for a 1030hrs safety brief/start

If there is any doubt about the weather conditions (Rain/Wet) then please check the Mini Bike Club homepage where a notification will be posted before 0915hrs if the meeting has to be cancelled on safety grounds

We will be short of help from the police side as most of the BikeWise Team will be down in London – policing the Cycling events at the Olympic Games – so any help setting up, marshalling etc would be greatly appreciated.

Going for Gold…..

london-2012-olympic-games Most of the ‘BikeWise Team’ will be heading south on two wheels tomorrow to help Police the Olympic Games……

The team will be performing duties at the road based cycling events which will include the men's and ladies Road Races and Individual Time Trial events, which will be held this Saturday & Sunday and then next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Look out for the Durham Police FJR’s on your TV screens as our riders rub shoulders with Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish & co (although I wouldn't want to sprint against ‘Cav’ even on a FJR !!)

No doubt the team will have some interesting stories and photo's of the events, when they return home late next week.

Here’s hoping they at least get a bit more sunshine down south than we’ve been having recently

BikeWise 2012–photo’s now online

Team 2

OK… it’s taken us three weeks to deliver BUT……   you’re getting Three Thousand + photo’s to browse through (3000+) so it might take you more than three weeks to view them Smile

Many Thanks to the members of Durham Photographic Society (and in particular John Attle) who spent the day at the show taking photo’s,  therefore giving us a lasting record of the 2012 event.


The pictures can be viewed  at :

there are eleven categories for you to view through – enjoy….


BW12-Air Support BW12-Cannon BW12-Coates BW12-Dogs BW12-HM Plant BW12-BWMBC BW12-Presentations BW12-Colley BW12-Event BW12-Torch BW12-Twister

Bennetts Live at the Manor Cafe

Manor-BennettsThroughout the biking season Bennetts is visiting major biking destinations around the UK including organised events and the less organised yet equally as important Sunday gatherings all with the purpose of meeting the biking community and sharing in the passion that is biking.

This Sunday, 15th July, the event will be at :

The Manor Bikers Cafe, Bellerby, N.Yorkshire DL85QH

Telephone: 07918 614 601 


Bennett’s will be setting up the all-new 'Bennetts Towers' exhibition stand at events around the country and are encouraging bikers to come and see us to have a chat about whatever they'd like; their bike, their favourite route, the best bike racer that ever lived...

The 2011 Bennetts Babes squad are on hand for photos, Biker Dreams entries and handing out some fabulous goody bags. 

The re-styled for 2011 Bucking Bike is also appearing at a selection of the events which is even harder to stay on this year!

For further details visit the website :

Motorcycle Fatalities fell last year

Image_08_-_1155x768pxMotorcycle fatalities fell by 10% last year despite an increase in use, according to government figures.
It’s the second major drop in two years, after rider deaths fell 15% in 2010.
There were 362 motorcyclists killed in road accidents in 2011 compared to 403 the year before.
Meanwhile motorcycle traffic rose 0.9% in the same period.
Motorcyclists are doing better at cutting fatalities than other road users, with deaths from all road accidents up 3%, the first increase since 2003.
But serious injuries to riders rose by 10% while total motorcycle casualties increased 8%.
Compared to the annual average from 2005-2009, rider deaths are down 33%.
We are proud of the results we have achieved in our area with the BikeWise initiative which has now been running since 1995 and we offer post test training with our own BikeWise Training and also through the Durham Advanced Motorcyclists. Our casualty statistics are consistently low, however, one casualty is one too many, so please be BikeWise and ride safe.

The 10th HIZZY Memorial Run


The 10th annual  Steve Hislop Memorial Run.

To be held on Sunday 26th August, leaving Denholm in the Scottish Borders at 10am.

Further details :

Telephone 01450 870 221 or email :