BikeWise 2012–photo’s now online

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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 :

http://www.bikewise.org.uk/galleries/

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

 

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BikeWise 2012 – Sunday 1st July

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That’s the date for your diary – the 18th annual BikeWise event at the Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham.
Bookmark this site to check for regular updates as to what is happening at this years event……

PD Dexter’s new haircut for BikeWise

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PD Dexter all ‘spruced up’ with a new haircut and ready to show you what he can do at Sunday’s BikeWise show…..

Dexter will be pleased to see you and along with his ‘other half’ on two legs will be putting on a show at 1230 & 1430 hrs.

(More of Dexter’s ‘colleagues’ will also be performing at the show)

You can follow the Durham Constabulary dog section on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DurhamPoliceK9

It’s the final countdown……. to BikeWise 2012

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Almost here…..

Sunday 1000hrs – BikeWise 2012…. our 18th consecutive Bike Show at Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham

Bring some sunshine with you and have a great day out with us

 

Lots to do and see,  John McGuinness, Dave Coates, Steve Colley and much, much more….

Win a free days BikeWise Training with Hipkin & Co Solicitors

Hipkin & CoHipkin & Co Solicitors are offering a prize of a days 1-2-1 training with BikeWise Training if you visit Hipkin & Co’s Legal Advice stand at BikeWise 2012 and take part in their FREE COMPETITION

The prize is free days 1-2-1 training day with either Bob or Mick at BikeWise Training and is suitable for riders who have passed their DSA Test as it is advanced bike training.  

To enter the competition simply visit the stand of Hipkin & Co Solicitors at BikeWise 2012 on Sunday 1st July 2012 and enter the free prize draw.  

Mark Hipkin has been a Biker Lawyer giving advice to bikers for over 20 years.  His contact details are 0191 2533509 or www.hipkin.co.uk or mark@hipkin.co.uk.

Mark rides his motorcycle regularly and has been on a BikeWise Training day and passed his IAM Test with Durham Advanced Motorcyclists


Another Olympic Torch To Light Up BikeWise 2012 !

OLympic-Torch-3An second Olympic torchbearer is joining forces with bike cops this week to help promote this year's Durham Police ‘BikeWise’ event.

The family fun day is being held at Police HQ, Aykley Heads this Sunday, 1st July. It’s the 18th such event and is again expected to attract a crowd of up to 12,000 visitors from 10am to mid-afternoon.

Entry is just £2 for adults and children under 16 get in for free, with all proceeds going to local good causes once costs have been met.

The show is normally held later in the summer but has been brought forward this year to avoid a clash with other events, including the 2012 Olympics.

 

But one of the attractions at this year's BikeWise has a close link to the Games, as 17-year-old Holly Barry was one of the torchbearers when the relay passed through Darlington earlier this month.

Holly from Bishop Auckland will join Jordan Parker – another Olympic Torch bearer in bringing their Olympic torches to BikeWise on Sunday afternoon and they are expected to run with the torches down the main drive through the Aykley Heads complex.

They will be flanked by guest riders including TT legend John McGuinness and Steve Brogan from the event and will have a police escort from the motorcycle cops who helped guide the torch across its recent stay in the north east.

Other attractions at this year's 'BikeWise' include stunt riders Dave Coates and Steve Colley, exhibitions and riders allied to major manufacturers such as Triumph, Kawasaki, Honda, and BMW, a visit from the north east police helicopter and a display from the force's dog section.

Also attending will be Tyneside-based HM Plant, supporters of the bike section's 'BikeWise Training' scheme and mini-bike club for young riders.

“Over the years BikeWise has become a popular attraction not just for motorcycle enthusiasts but many others who just enjoy a great day out. We are keeping our fingers crossed for decent weather and hope we get the crowds we have come to expect,” said Sgt Iain Rodgers, head of the force motorcycle team.

Ride a Suzuki at BikeWise 2012

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M & S Motorcycles in conjunction with Suzuki UK will be bringing their demo fleet to BikeWise 2012 for you to test ride the latest Suzuki models.

 

Full details of how to book a demo ride will be available on the M & S website or by contacting Barry (Suzuki Sales) on 0191 261 0121

Torch To Light Up BikeWise 2012 !

Olympic Torch 2An Olympic torchbearer is joining forces with bike cops this week to help promote this year's Durham Police ‘BikeWise’ event.

The family fun day is being held at police HQ, Aykley Heads next Sunday, 1st July. It’s the 18th such event and is again expected to attract a crowd of up to 12,000 visitors from 10am to mid-afternoon.

Entry is just £2 for adults and children under 16 get in for free, with all proceeds going to local good causes once costs have been met.

The show is normally held later in the summer but has been brought forward this year to avoid a clash with other events, including the 2012 Olympics.

But one of the attractions at this year's BikeWise has a close link to the Games, as 17-year-old Jordan Parker was one of the torchbearers when the relay passed through Langley Park earlier this month.

Jordan, a student at Wolsingham School and Community College will be bringing his Olympic torch to BikeWise on Sunday afternoon and is expected to run with the torch down the main drive through the Aykley Heads complex.

He will be flanked by guest riders including TT legend John McGuinness and Steve Brogan from the event and will have a police escort from the motorcycle cops who helped guide the torch across its recent stay in the north east.

Other attractions at this year's 'BikeWise' include stunt riders Dave Coates and Steve Colley, exhibitions and riders allied to major manufacturers such as Triumph, Kawasaki, Honda, and BMW, a visit from the north east police helicopter and a display from the force's dog section.

Also attending will be Tyneside-based HM Plant, supporters of the bike section's 'BikeWise Training' scheme and mini-bike club for young riders.

“Over the years BikeWise has become a popular attraction not just for motorcycle enthusiasts but many others who just enjoy a great day out. We are keeping our fingers crossed for decent weather and hope we get the crowds we have come to expect,” said Sgt Iain Rodgers, head of the force motorcycle team.

HM Plant to attend BikeWise 2012 with their sponsored riders

Local Hebburn based firm HM Plant, the UK’s No.1 Excavator supplier are to attend BikeWise 2012 with their supported riders for this year, who include TT Legend : John McGuinness, Metzeler National 1000 Superstock riders  : Steve Brogan ( Buildbase BMW) and Leon Hunt (MSS Bathams Kawasaki) and Metzeler  600 Superstock rider : Wesley Pearce (Swan Yamaha).

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Leon & Wes will be attending BikeWise for the first time and will be bringing their bikes with them for you to ‘drool’ over…. 

Brogie has attended BikeWise on a number of occasions and helped the BikeWise Mini Bike Club to purchase a ‘brogie’ bike in 2008

Please CLICK HERE to read more

John McGuinness will be literally ‘flying in’ to BikeWise as he is attending the Goodwood Festival of Speed and then flying to Newcastle on Sunday morning to attend BikeWise by about 1300hrs.

All the riders will be available to talk to and sign autographs/pictures on the HM Plant stand.

HM Plant have supported BikeWise since 2005, bringing with them a host of world famous riders to the show. They have also supported  BikeWise as a Road Safety initiative, throughout the region and have put a lot of support into our award winning Mini Bike Club enabling young riders to ride their mini moto’s safely & lawfully.

This year at BikeWise HM Plant will be offering support to a limited number of riders in the form of a discount off a BikeWise Training 1:1 course, so if you are considering further training then make your way to the BikeWise Training stand from 1000hrs to find out more as the offer will be on a first come, first served  basis.

Steve Colley ‘Mr Showtime’ to perform at BikeWise 2012

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Three times British Trials Champion Steve ‘Mr Showtime’ Colley is to perform at this years BikeWise 2012 show.

Steve has performed his motorcycle trials stunt show throughout the world and this is his first time in Durham, so lets make him feel at home and give him a warm BikeWise welcome :

Plugzz : confirmed attending BikeWise 2012

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Whether you use your bike for practicality or simply the exhilaration of the open road, plugzz know how much you value the miles you cover. Plugzz also know the attention you will pay to the safety aspects of biking on todays crowded roads. Helmet, gloves, boots. All protect from obvious dangers, but have you thought about how safe your hearing is? It’s a sobering thought that one of your most important senses may be irreversibly damaged by your love of biking.

It’s more than likely that you’ve already experienced some of the symptoms… dulled hearing, buzzing, whistling in the ear, fatigue. All warning signs of hearing damage, caused by wind noise, which accumulates over time.
Over 30mph, wind noise is the biggest damaging factor.
Even with the best helmets on the market, buffeting wind noise levels are known to reach and exceed 97db at 70mph! In industry, hearing protection is recommended at 80dB. It’s compulsory at 85dB! For every 3dB increase, the exposure time must be halved. At 70mph, the safe riding time then is only 30 mins.!! Not long to enjoy your favourite hobby safely.

Plugzz are a local company, so why not pay them a visit at the show and discuss your hearing protection

Clinton Enterprises : confirmed at BikeWise 2012

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Leading motorsport merchandisers Clinton Enterprises have brand new ranges available for 2012. In Moto GP they are proud to be the official merchandiser for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team. They are also representing fans favourite Cal Crutchlow.
In the World Superbikes they have the exclusive rights to produce the merchandise for the only Suzuki team running this year.  - Fixi Crescent Suzuki and they also hold the licenses' for the road racing and Endurance team Honda TT Legends. As well as supporting the Irish Road Racing Championship and producing a range for the most successful Irish Road racer of recent years Ryan Farquhar and his new team KMR Kawasaki.

Cooper Sunderland BMW : Confirmed at BikeWise 2012

CoopersCooper Sunderland Motorrad - The BMW Motorcycle Experts Since 1985, Cooper Sunderland have been serving the BMW Motorbike needs of the North East with expertise and professionalism. Our exciting BMW Motorcycle dealership is situated close to Sunderland, and conveniently only 10 minutes from Newcastle and 30 minutes from Middlesbrough. Sales Manager Paul Gray has lived and breathed BMW Motorcycles for 14 years. Whether it's advice on the range of new BMW Motorcycles or help choosing from our extensive selection of BMW Approved Used Bikes, Paul will be more than happy to help. Assisting Paul are Steve Brown.

Visit the BMW team at BikeWise 2012

Newcastle Harley Davidson : confirmed at BikeWise 2012

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Newcastle Harley Davidson have confirmed their attendance at BikeWise 2012.  Join the HD revolution. Join the customer base of Newcastle HD!!

Triumph North East : confirmed for BikeWise 2012

Triumph NETriumph North East:  the Triumph Motorcycles Dealer for Newcastle, Northumberland, Teeside, Tyne & Wear and surrounding areas, have confirmed their attendance at BikeWise 2012.

 

http://www.triumphnortheast.com/

Tours in South Africa with Kaapstad Adventure Motorcycle Tours Ltd

Kaapstad Adventure Tours will be at BikeWise 2012 to promote their adventure motorcycle tours in South Aftrica 

All Year Biker : to attend BikeWise 2012

You might have heard of ACF50 anti corrosion fluid, as used in aircraft application All Year Biker use this product in their high pressure spray equipment, which breaks the fluid down into a fine mist to ensure it reaches every area of the bike. Why not visit them on their stand at BikeWise 2012 :

Download a poster and spread the word

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To download either of the posters, please click on the relevant image

M & S Motorcycles & Teasdale Motorcycles will be at BikeWise 2012

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M & S Motorcycles of Newcastle will return to BikeWise 2012 with their range of Suzuki & Kawasaki motorcycles

To Visit their website please click HERE

Teasdale Motorcycles of  Thirsk will return to BikeWise 2012 with their range of Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Derbi motorcycles

To visit their website please click HERE

Twister will rock you again at BikeWise 2012

 
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Twister are a young, four piece, energetic pop/rock band based in Durham. Twister have been together for about 6 years, and in November 2009 released their debut album ' Someone's Gotta Lie'. In 2010 Twister entered the Surface Unsigned festival in which they came second out of 12,000 bands at the national final at the IndigO2 in London. At the beginning of 2011 Twister decided to release a brand new track and give all the proceeds to charity. Now 2012 is here!!! and Twister have big plans for this year. a new album is currently in the process of being recorded and a new plan is being formed... keep your eyes and ears peeled because they're going for it...

Twister performed at BikeWise 2011 and we are pleased to welcome them back to rock you at BikeWise 2012

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Visit Twister’s website at http://www.officialtwister.info/#/home/4548015585 for more info.

And they will be ‘dropping’ into BikeWise again….


AS "Dropping" into BikeWise once again will be the North East Air Support Unit from Newcastle.
The aircraft will be 'based' at Police HQ Durham during the day but will leave if any incidents need it's support.
The unit was originally formed in 1995 - the same year that BikeWise originated and has provided some fantastic service to the residents of Northumbria, Durham & Cleveland over the years.
This will be a great opportunity to see the aircraft on the ground at close quarters instead of racing or hovering overhead.

Dog Section will be 'barking' at you..

Durham Constabulary's four legged '"friend's will once again be at BikeWise to show off their skills along with their handler's. The display by the dog section is always one of the most popular attractions at BikeWise as it give's everybody an opportunity to see what a valuable asset the dog's are to Police Officers during the course of their work.
Times of the displays will be posted closer to the date of the show.

Cannon Motorsports to bring their 1996cc V-Rod to BikeWise 2012

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1996cc topfuel blown nitro V-Rod to BikeWise 2012.

This bike is normally run at Santa Pod Raceway where it has achieved best runs of :

best et 1/4 mile et 7.12 @ 200 mph

best 1/8 mile et 4.50 @ 169 mph………

Great opportunity to have a close up look at a Drag Bike and to talk to rider Chris Hannam to find out more about drag racing

 

 

 

Further details of the bike are shown below :

opcon supercharger  : can run up to 90 percent nitromethane : 1996cc 45 degree v twin : 4 valve overhead cam : 800 bhp plus : gearbox  2 speed b&j trans : multistage clutch 3 plate clutch : fuel system , 18 gallon waterman pump with bdk valve controlled by ams 1000 (to be updated to the new 2000 over winter) : msd harley ignition : 100″ chassie : pm wheels and brakes : racepak v300 datalogging  : bike weight 1000 lbs  with rider 1400lbs

To read more about what's happening at BikeWise 2012 which is being held on Sunday 1st July, please CLICK HERE

Dave Coates will be riding at BikeWise 2012


DCOnce again our local Darlington based world record holder - Dave Coates will be performing at BikeWise 2012 on his Yamaha's.

This is Dave's 17th consecutive BikeWise - a fantastic achievement and we are now seeing second and third generations of families enjoying the skills that Dave shows on two wheels - long may it continue.
Dave will be performing a couple of shows during the day ( times to be finalized and published later on this site ) and he will be available at his van throughout the day for autograph's, photo's and any questions you might like to put to him...





To learn more about Dave visit his website at : http://www.davecoates.co.uk/