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BikeWise does BikeSafe from 2013!

BikeSafeSince its inception in 1995, the BikeWise approach to reducing the risks that motorcyclists are exposed to has hinged upon Durham Police Motorcyclists engaging with riders on our roads.

Our success over the years resulted in BikeWise as a casualty reduction strategy being awarded the Highways Magazine Excellence Award, as Road safety Scheme of the year in 2008. This was followed up in 2009 when BikeWise was awarded the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

Since it started in 2008 until the end of 2012 BikeWise Training was delivered to approximately 500 riders by ex -Durham motorcycle officers Bob Brown and Mick Alder. Many of these riders went on to gain IAM and RoADAR qualifications.

From 2013 officers from Durham Constabulary Motorcycle Section will be providing BikeSafe skills workshops on a number of days throughout the year. BikeSafe is a national police led motorcycle project that is run by most forces throughout the UK. The main aim is to reduce motorcycle related road casualties and by improving skills, knowledge and hazard awareness it will hopefully make riding safer and more enjoyable.

The BikeSafe workshop explores the main issues facing today’s bikers. It also explores the principles of advanced riding through the on-road element. The BikeSafe observer  will give assessment and feedback which will highlight areas where the rider needs to develop. BikeSafe is about starting on the right path to development as it "Bridges the Gap".

Riders will benefit by continuing to train throughout their riding years, and not just stop once they have passed their bike test. During your workshop you will either be provided with the information to make contact with providers of advanced motorcycle training, or get the opportunity to speak to somebody in person at the event from Durham Advanced Motorcyclists.

We are pleased to report that the first Durham Bikesafe workshop took place at BikeWise HQ on Saturday 15th June 2013. Ten riders took part in the event and initial feedback has been very positive.

Watch this space for further details about how to book your Durham BikeSafe workshop.

Open Day at MSG Bike Gear this Saturday (22nd June)

MSG Open DayMSG Bike Gear of Darlington who attend the BikeWise Show every year, are holding an open day/clearance sale, this Saturday from 10am till 4pm at their premises at :

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

(Turn in when you see sign for Free Range Eggs & MSG balloons)

Tarmac Parking, tea, coffee & homemade cakes available & you get the chance to try on the gear & grab yourself a bargain.

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

For latest info & deals you can also follow MSG Bike Gear on FaceBook & Twitter

Photo’s & Video now online

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Photos are now online from the meetings of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club at Carrville on Sunday 9th June & Karting North East on Monday 10th June 2013.

Many Thanks to all who helped with the set up and taking down of the track, signing on of riders & marshalling.

Our own BikeWise North East Mini Moto Championship in conjunction with Karting North East, will be held on the morning of Sunday 23rd June (this Sunday) – get ready for some fantastic racing from our club members.

Plenty of tarmac parking and its FREE for spectators. Cafe on site if you need a coffee or burger.

Qualifying starts at 0900hrs with racing starting approx. 1030hrs and going through till approx. 1245hrs

Have a ride out and support our local riders in the inaugural NE Mini Moto Championship which is supported by the Durham Agency Against Crime & HM Plant Ltd

To view the photo’s please visit the club website by Clicking Here

To view the latest video from Karting NE on the 10th June  click here  (Why not subscribe to our You Tube video Channel and then you’ll always see the latest videos)

National BikeSafe Show : 8th & 9th June

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The National Bikesafe show is being held at

Doncaster Racecourse 8/9 June

the show offers something for all bikers and their families

manufacturers’ latest models to see and ride
over seventy five exhibitors and trade stands expected
2 different stunt riders (including our own Dave Coates)
free assessed ride-outs with advanced police riders
lots of family attractions
real motorbike rides for 5-11 year olds
‘Have a go’ at riding a bike in safety for non-riders
discover the limits of your skill on the moto gymkhana
something for every motorcycle and scooter enthusiast

If you go down try and look up our own PC’s Jim Gratton & Tony Richmond from the motorcycle section who will be representing Durham Constabulary

For further details please visit :

Get a sticker for your car


DFT are once again supplying the THINK BIKE, THINK BIKER stickers for your cars.

They are free and the DFT will send you one if you click on this link :

Click on the order button, then checkout and fill in your details and soon you'll have your sticker delivered free to your door. Only one sticker per household


So place your order and display your sticker to try and promote the message when you're out in your car