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That’s the date for your diary – the 19th annual BikeWise event at the Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham.
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The itinerary will have to change to accommodate the weather, but we’ve got a lot of people & attractions set up & waiting to see you.
Don't be put off come along and enjoy BikeWise 2013 with us.
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‘The BikeWise Team’
The popular annual fun day, now in its 19th year stages a host of motorbike-related displays and other attractions at police headquarters, Aykley Heads on the outskirts of Durham.
And among the bikes on display will be three machines which have been handled by some of the biggest names in entertainment.
A private collector based in the West Midlands has loaned the force three Triumph motorbikes; a Bonneville bike used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines’; a Scrambler which Tom Cruise rode in ‘Mission Impossible III’ and the 1949 Triumph Trophy TR5 Scrambler Custom motorcyclefavoured by the character Arthur Fonzarelli – ‘The Fonz’ – in the popular 1970’s tv series ‘Happy Days’.
The Fonz’s bike is for display purposes only but the ‘Terminator’ and ‘Mission Impossible’ bikes will both be taken for a ride by two of the HM Plant sponsored professional riders attending BikeWise, former British and World Superbike champion & Eurosport commentator Neil Hodgson and Leon Hunt, who races in the National Superstock 1000 championships.
“We are thrilled to have such famous bikes with us on Sunday and I am sure they will prove a big attraction. BikeWise really has something for everyone, it’s not just for biking enthusiasts,” said Sgt Iain RODGERS, head of the force’s motorcycle section.
“We have displays from the police dog section, the police helicopter will be there and there are some fabulous stunt teams and individual riders whose skills are just breathtaking.”
More than 30 local motorcycling clubs will be represented at the event, which will also feature trade stands, local rock band ‘Kimera’ whilst Ace Motorcycle Training will be bringing the Sun FM Roadshow to the event.
And owners of custom or classic bikes are being encouraged to bring them along on Sunday, with prizes on offer across various categories.
On a serious note the bike cops will be promoting road safety and their ongoing ‘BikeSafe Training’ programme around this year’s theme of ‘Don’t Learn by Accident.’ There have been four fatal crashes involving motorcyclists so far this year in the Durham force area, resulting in five people losing their lives.
Sunday also marks the final ‘bow’ for one very important member of the force. Police dog ‘Bruce’ was a product of the force’s breeding programme and after he was born in 2005 he was paired up with his handler, PC Gordon King. Since then Bruce, a German Shepherd general purpose dog has assisted in hundreds of arrests and been involved in countless incidents, many of which have involved firearms.
Bruce’s last shift will see him take his place in the display team on Sunday before he heads off to a well-earned retirement. PC King has already been assigned a new companion, a German Shepherd named ‘Holly’ who is expected to succeed Bruce at future BikeWise displays.
Entry to the site is from 10am and costs £2 for adults with under-16’s allowed in free of charge. Once costs have been met any proceeds are distributed to local good causes.
There will be clear directions and officers on duty to steer visitors to the appropriate parking sites, County Hall for cars and the all-weather area off the main drive to headquarters for bikes.
Once again our local Darlington based world record holder - Dave Coates will be performing at BikeWise 2013 on his Yamaha's.
This is Dave's 18th 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 read more about what's happening at BikeWise 2013 which is being held on Sunday 28th July, please CLICK HERE
BikeWise welcomes back local band KIMERA for our 2013 show
The band have been regular visitors to the show over the years and will be performing their covers of Alanis Morissette, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Journey & loads more.
If you want to see the band before then visit their website at : www.kimeraonline.com for gig dates
Follow the band via their Twitter feed at : https://twitter.com/KimeraBand
or on Facebook at : http://www.facebook.com/KimeraOnline
Find out about the role of the helicopter from the Air Support Crew who will be bringing one of the Police helicopters to BikeWise 2013.
You’ll get the chance to view the helicopter from close up on the ground & remember to bring your camera along
The 3SIXTY display riders tackle obstacles with precise, calculated and effortless leaps.
Riders never appear out of control and actually deliver the show commentary through helmet microphones whilst riding.
Safety is important. These skills are achieved through hundreds of hours of dedicated and safe practice, a message reinforced throughout each 3SIXTY display.
3SIXTY riders are role models making cycle safety and helmet wear ‘cool’.
Founding member of 3SIXTY Ian Drummond has been a regular visitor to BikeWise over the years and once again we look forward to watching the skills that most of us can only dream of
Click on the image above to visit 3SIXTYS website
This years 'BikeWise' sees the last ever display from one of Durham Dog Support Unit's most popular and regular K9 performers at this prestigious event.
PD 'Bruce' will spend his last shift as an operational Police dog, entertaining the crowds again at Police HQ, Aykley Heads, on Sunday 28th July 2013, before he hangs his collar and lead up, after 7 years loyal service to the Durham force.
When Bruce starts his well earned retirement the following day, his handler, PC Gordon King starts an initial course with his new German Shepherd dog 'Holly', who we're sure will become a star at future Bikewise events.
Bruce was part of the force breeding programme, born on 16th January 2005 and has been Gordon's partner since about 7 weeks of age. He has been an extremely successful General Purpose Dog, assisting in hundreds of arrests throughout his career and also qualifying in the roles of PSU and Tactical Firearms Support.
One of Gordon's most memorable incidents was when Bruce located and detained a suspect responsible for assaulting a very elderly lady, and stealing her handbag. Despite very difficult conditions, Bruce found the offender hiding in a garden, still holding the handbag ! Without the dog, he would not have been found.
Gordon states that although it wasn't the 'best' dog related job they had, due to the emotional and mental trauma suffered by the victim.. It by far his favourite one.
Now it's time for Bruce to put his Paws Up and hopefully enjoy a long and relaxed retirement he so thoroughly deserves
To ‘Show us Yours’ all you have to do is either bring it along to Police HQ on the afternoon of Saturday 27th July or before 0930hrs on Sunday 28th July (BikeWise Show)
The only stipulation we have is that you will not be able to take it off the site until the show ends (about 1700hrs) as the whole of the site is pedestrianized for the event and we cannot have motorcycles being ridden through the public !!
All you have to do is fill a form in which will be available on the day from PC’s Ali Bonar or Tony Richmond and there are some lovely trophies to be won. So go on… share your pride & joy with us and lets see what ‘gems’ we have tucked away in the North East.
If you need further details then please ring 0191-3752136 and ask to speak to Ali or Tony OR email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Appearing at BikeWise 2013
A warm North East welcome to James Dylan's STUNTWORLD - International Motorcycle Stunt Show
James Dylan's Stuntworld, the most experienced Stunt Team in Great Britain has something different for 2012, a new style Stunt Show with the latest motorcycles and a remarkable buggy. Gone are the black burn marks left on the arena, the only thing we leave now is the lasting memory of witnessing the most amazing show in Britain.
James Dylan has performed stunts all over the world and accumulated five World Records on the way, his exploits have been shown on various television shows including 'The Worlds Most Amazing Videos'. He has got together a team of the most talented riders that will amaze you with their unbelievable skills.
The Team perform two thirty minute shows that include Ramp Jumps, Wheelies, Stoppies and many more remarkable stunts that need to be seen to be believed. All this around a central core of hilarious banter from the commentator. This show always draws the biggest crowds and there is nothing the riders like more than hearing the audience cheering, clapping and shouting for more!
Click on either of the images below to download a BikeWise 2013 poster – please share it amongst your friends, on Facebook / Twitter or at work to let people know when the show is on.
The website will be updated regularly from now to the 28th with updates about what is happening at the show
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.
The dog section will also be promoting their new ‘Paws Up’ scheme, which is a benevolent fund for Durham’s retired Police Dogs
Times of the displays will be posted closer to the date of the show.
If you are a Twitter user then keep up the date with the work of the dog section by clicking on the link and Following at :
Newcastle Harley Davidson have confirmed their attendance at BikeWise 2013. Join the HD revolution. Join the customer base of Newcastle HD!!
Newcastle Harley-Davidson®are a team that has a strong combination of experience, passion, drive and enthusiasm for not only Harley-Davidson® but a desire to have an unparalleled customer service experience for all of our customers - new and old.
The team in Newcastle are the most knowledgeable, professional, highly trained Harley-Davidson® individuals you are likely to meet. However they have one bigger asset upon which they rely:- they are passionate about what they do, they are proud to be part of Newcastle Harley-Davidson®.
The Management team at Newcastle have brought all of their experience together with the knowledge that they have the support of Harley-Davidson® .
They will work with you to help you find the motorcycle of your choice and everything that goes with it to make your motorcycle that little bit 'extra' special.
Triumph North East, the Triumph Motorcycles Dealer for Newcastle, Northumberland, Teeside, Tyne & Wear and surrounding areas will be attending BikeWise 2013
The current Triumph Motorcycles lineup is presented in 6 Triumph Motorcycle ranges. That is, Triumph Roadsters, Triumph Supersports, Triumph Adventure, Triumph Touring, Triumph Classics and Triumph Cruisers.
Since 1985, Cooper Sunderland have been serving the BMW Motorbike needs of the North East with expertise and professionalism. Their 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 over 15 years. Whether it's advice on the range of new BMW Motorcycles or help choosing from their extensive selection of BMW Approved Used Bikes, Paul will be more than happy to help. Assisting Paul are Steve Brown and the newest member of the team Mark Exley.
Their BMW motorcycle dealership showcases the full range of BMW motorbikes, including the F, G, S, R, HP and K Series and it's not only new BMW bikes which set high standards, every BMW Approved Used Bike is prepared to the highest level by experienced and skilled BMW technicians, providing you with piece of mind and exceptional value
Leading motorsport merchandisers Clinton Enterprises have brand new ranges available for 2013. Included this year are the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP Team and the Vauxhall International 2013 North West 200 ranges.
The most eagerly anticipated season for many years sees the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship fought out and amongst the teams officially represented will be defending champions Paul Bird Kawasaki, Milwaukee Yamaha, Samsung Honda and Tyco Suzuki.
Clinton Enterprises have exclusive rights to Honda TT Legends range which includes jackets, fleeces, polo shirts, race shirts, hats, caps and both men’s and ladies tee shirts as well as a range for kids.
Further information is available at www.clintonenterprises.com or calling the sales order hotline on 01455 292111. All major credit cards are accepted.