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Four more for the album

'Dunkin Donuts' - Great picture from Florida :-)
Dunkin Donuts in Florida !!
Chattanooga PD
Chattanooga PD - Harley D…
'Many Thanks' to Ian Squire who took these pictures whilst on Holiday in Crete in 2013
Two pictures from Crete in 2013 – Thanks to Ian Squire
'Many Thanks' to Ian Squire who took these pictures whilst on Holiday in Crete in 2013

Four more pictures in our album : ‘World Police’ which contains pictures of Police Motorcycles from all over the world.

To view these and other albums please CLICK HERE

If you’re out and about and take any pictures of Police Motorcycles please send us a copy to and we’ll publish them in our albums

SORN Rules have changed

SORN-LNOT everything about motorcycling is about riding – there’s a huge number who get just as much from tinkering in the garage and as a result proportionally more motorcycles are off-the-road than cars.

December 16th, 2013 was the date that the rules regarding SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) changed to make life simpler

In the past, those of us with long-term ‘projects’ had to re-apply for SORN every year to prove that the bike didn't need taxing and, more recently, isn’t subject to compulsory insurance rules.

From the 16th December, however, a SORN will remain active indefinitely – tell the DVLA once and you only have to get back in touch with then when the bike is finally going back on the road.

SORN doesn’t pass with ownership, so if you sell or buy a project, the new owner will need his own SORN on it, and the same applies to things like changes of address, but otherwise it’s one little annual job that’s no longer needed.

As part of the same changes, it won’t be necessary to provide proof of insurance when you re-tax your bike after December 16. That’s because a while ago it became illegal to own an uninsured vehicle (that isn’t SORNed), and insurance is automatically checked by computers on a rolling basis, eliminating the need to produce paper ‘proof’ when applying for VED.

Next Meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club : Sunday 12th January

fred-flintstone-motorcycleYabba Dabba Do..... Sunday weather forecast is looking (cold but) good so we are planning to run our first meeting of the BikeWise Mini Bike Club at Carrville Park & Ride tomorrow morning.

Signing on from 1000hrs, with safety brief/start at 1030hrs.

If existing members haven't yet renewed their ACU licence, then please bring the paperwork with you as it was due for renewal on the 1st January !!

If you have any doubts about the weather in the morning then please check the website :  as we will post any cancellation notice by no later than 0915hrs

Scottish Mini Moto Championship 2013

The Final round of the championship has now been run and below are the names of the winners of the respective championship classes

Junior A : 1 – Ross Maguire,  2 – Declan Connell, 3 – Adon Davie

Junior B : 1 - Rishon Hickey (BWMBC), 2 – Jack Hoy (BWMBC), 3 – James McLaren

Junior C : 1 - James Alderson (BWMBC), 2 – Andrew Thornton (BWMBC), 3 – Sam Graham

Feathers : 1 - Rishon Hickey (BWMBC), 2 - Jack Hoy (BWMBC), 3 - Ross Maguire

Lights : 1 – James Alderson (BWMBC), 2 – Lewis Rollo, 3 – Steve Paterson

Middle : 1 – Andrew Thornton (BWMBC), 2 - James Turner, 3 – Sam Munro

Heavy : 1 – Stuart Anderson, 2 – James Williamson, 3 – Gary Dick

Open : 1 – Declan McGilvery, 2 - James Alderson (BWMBC), 3 – Andrew Thornton (BWMBC),

Some fantastic results for all our BikeWise Mini Bike Club Riders, who have won five of the eight championship classes, including the BikeWise sponsored Junior B class.

Many Thanks’  to the Durham Agency Against Crime (DAAC) for their continued support, together with Alan McIntosh (Polini UK), who sponsored Round 6 of the Championship, which was held at Karting North East, our local track where most of our club members were able to participate in the championship.

Thanks also to Ron Hogg, the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner, who attended the event and showed great support and enthusiasm for the club & its riders & also to the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) who provide the framework and background support to enable us to run the club.

Final standings in the championships are shown below and it is really good to see so many names of riders from the BWMBC.

We can’t wait for the 2014 season to begin Smile

SMMC Junior A SMMC-Junior-B
SMMC Junior C SMMC Production F L
SMMC Production M H SMMC Open