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Friday, 20 July 2018

Two days to go – BikeWise 2018 on Sunday 22nd July

Bikewise Countdown Poster (2 days)
The World Cup didn't come home, The Tall ships have sailed and the Sunderland Airshow is not on this weekend.......
BikeWise 2018 is on,  at the police HQ at Durham from 10am to 5pm THIS Sunday (22nd July).
Loads of attractions on site and the weather forecast is looking good.
FREE PARKING at County Hall for cars, onsite for motorcycles and a FREE Park & Ride to Police HQ from Sniperley Park & Ride

We ask for a £2 donation from adults and kids are free.
Come along Sunday and have a great day.
For further details please visit : www.bikewise.org.uk

Thursday, 19 July 2018

K9 team ready to give you a perfect ‘Paws Up’ display

Our K9 team are ready to let the four legged members of the Police Service, Police Dogs Kaizer, Kidi, Spike, Milly & Lottie show you their skils at BikeWise 2018.

The team will also be their with the Paws Up stand & Paws Up Bob.

Pop along and talk to the team about the role of Police Dogs in current day police service and of Paws Up in retirement.

KaizerPC Ian Squire will be bringing along his German Shepherd PD ‘Kaizer’ who will soon be retiring from service … as he’s ‘getting on a bit’ Kaizer will only perform at the end of the second display. So come along and say a farewell to this fantastic dog







Spike DogPc Alan Bates will be bringing along his German Shepherd PD ‘Spike’ who has previously performed at BikeWise.








kodi 2A first time visit to BikeWise for PD ‘Kodi’ who will be handled by PC Vicky Atkinson.









MilliyPD ‘Milly’ is a Springer Spaniel, an explosive trained dog and will be handled by Sgt Dave Bell.








LottieFinally we have PC Ian Squire’s drug dog, a Pointer, PD Lottie

The Triumph TR6 from the Great Escape film will be at BikeWise 2018

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Long time BikeWise supporter Dick Shepherd boasts an enviable collection of around 320 Triumph bikes that chart so much of the brand's incredible history. Dick makes the long trek North each year to Durham to let us see these ‘dream’ bikes.

This year Dick is bringing with him the motorcycle used for the famous jump in the Steve McQueen classic The Great Escape which was finally restored late 2017

The Triumph TR6 Trophy took about two months to restore and 95% of the original parts have been retained.

Dick Shepherd, who restored it, said it is in "full working order".
McQueen rode the TR6 in the World War Two film but the famous 12ft barbed-wire fence jump was performed by stunt double, Bud Ekins.

After the film, the bike was sold to a farmer, who used it to herd cows, but it was then stored in a barn for decades.

Mr Shepherd bought it from a former farm worker, who inherited it after the farmer's death.
"The original front mud guard was completely rotten, which was a challenge to repair," Mr Shepherd said.

"We even managed to keep the original exhausts and rear tyre - two of the rarest parts - and we wanted to keep the dents on the bike from the filming for added authenticity."

He said the TR6 has been restored to the "exact specification" of 1962.

Get a good look at the bike on Sunday at Bikes 2018….no doubt Dick will also have some other special bikes for us to drool over.

K9 team ready to give you a perfect ‘Paws Up’ display

Our K9 team are ready to let the four legged members of the Police Service, Police Dogs Kaizer, Kidi, Spike, Milly & Lottie show you their skils at BikeWise 2018.

The team will also be their with the Paws Up stand & Paws Up Bob.

Pop along and talk to the team about the role of Police Dogs in current day police service and of Paws Up in retirement.

KaizerPC Ian Squire will be bringing along his German Shepherd PD ‘Kaizer’ who will soon be retiring from service … as he’s ‘getting on a bit’ Kaizer will only perform at the end of the second display. So come along and say a farewell to this fantastic dog







Spike DogPc Alan Bates will be bringing along his German Shepherd PD ‘Spike’ who has previously performed at BikeWise.








KodiA first time visit to BikeWise for PD ‘Kodi’ who will be handled by PC Vicky Henderson.









MilliyPD ‘Milly’ is a Springer Spaniel, an explosive trained dog and will be handled by Sgt Dave Bell.








LottieFinally we have PC Ian Squire’s drug dog, a Pointer, PD Lottie

Meet the Interceptors @ BikeWise 2018 (Sunday 22nd July)

InterceptorsMeet some of the local Police Interceptors at BikeWise 2018….

Sgt Pete ‘Spud’ Tate, PC’s Mike ‘Spike’ Fisher & Ian Squire will be at the show together with PD Kaizer who will be performing in the show ring for the last time, as he will be retiring from duty soon.

Spike assures us that Tango 330 (Black Beauty) will be there for you to have a look at and also the Yamaha 450 off road bike that was featured in this weeks Interceptors.

Other Interceptors could pop along to the show however… Spud , Spike & Squiersey will no doubt have plenty to talk to you about when you meet them Smile



Pete-Tate SPIKE Ian Squire

Kangaroo Kid flying into BikeWise 2018

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Matt Coulter, the Kangaroo Kid, is a world class stuntman from Gold Coast, Australia His stunts are performed on Quad Bikes. Over the years he has created many “Guinness Book of Records” records – amongst them jumping 14 4 x 4 Jeeps and 4 moving 4 x 4 Jeeps.

Matt will be making his first appearance at BikeWise this Sunday  when he ‘teams up’ with his sidekick Paul Hannam to perform two shows in the main arena at BikeWise 2018.

Lets give Matt & Paul a warm welcome to the North East and come down to Police HQ at Durham and enjoy their performances

Please visit Matt’s website at : http://www.kangarookid.co.uk/

Three days to go to BikeWise 2018

Bikewise Countdown Poster (3 days)

The World Cup didn't come home, The Tall ships have sailed and the Sunderland Airshow is not on this weekend.......

BikeWise 2018 is on,  at the police HQ at Durham from 10am to 5pm THIS Sunday (22nd July).

Loads of attractions on site and the weather forecast is looking good.

FREE PARKING at County Hall for cars, onsite for motorcycles and a FREE Park & Ride to Police HQ from Sniperley Park & Ride


We ask for a £2 donation from adults and kids are free.

Come along Sunday and have a great day.

For further details please visit : www.bikewise.org.uk

Friday, 13 July 2018

Parking arrangements for BikeWise 2018

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We have been receiving a few enquiries about parking arrangements for BikeWise 2018, so please read below and we’ll hopefully clarify the situation :


MOTORCYCLE PARKING – At Police HQ (All weather pitch at Police HQ) See above

DISABLED PARKING – This will be at the Rivergreen Centre at the bottom of Aykley Heads Drive(Police HQ)

(You will only be allowed to proceed to this area after speaking to BikeWise staff who will be on the main access road in the area near to the motorcycle parking)

CAR PARKING – We have two main area’s of car parking :


1 – County Hall  As in previous years the car parks at County Hall will be utilized – access to the show is then via a series of steps up to the Police HQ


2 – Sniperley Park & Ride Car Park

Vehicles can be parked in this car park & we are providing a FREE Park & Ride Bus service to and from Aykley Heads. The Park & Ride service will run regularly throughout the day and the journey should only take approx 5minutes. The bus will drop you off at Trinity School on the HQ drive and you will only have a short walk, without any steps, to the BikeWise show entrance

For more info about the show please visit : www.bikewise.org.uk and then click on the BikeWise 2018 icon

Police Helicopter (and the Air Ambulance) at BikeWise 2018


Find out about the role of the helicopter from the National Police Air Service crew who will be bringing one of the Police helicopters to BikeWise 2018.
You’ll get the chance to view the Police  helicopter and also the air ambulance from close up on the ground & remember to bring your camera along.
For more info on the NPAS please click here :http://www.npas.police.uk/
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What's happening at BikeWise 2018

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Monday, 9 July 2018

Show us yours…. @ BikeWise 2018

Custom & Classic image (land) (1)If you have a Classic or Custom bike then we would love to see it (& so would all the people who come to the show)


To ‘Show us Yours’ all you have to do is  bring it along to Police HQ on Sunday 22nd July (BikeWise Show) It’s free to enter, but you need to be on the site by 0930hrs as the site becomes pedestrianized shortly after that .

You won’t 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 to register your bike is turn up at the BikeWise Van which will be at the front of the HQ building. and the people at the van will register your entry.

There  are many different classes, with 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 Gary Ward or Iain Rodgers OR email us at : durham.bikewise@gmail.com

Red5 to Rock BikeWise 2018

Red 5Red5 are a Durham based rock & power pop band covering classics and more from the 70's, 80's and 90's and will be performing at BikeWise 2018.

To learn more about the band please visit their Facebook page at : https://www.facebook.com/Red5Rock/

Dave Coates ready to burn some rubber at BikeWise 2018

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Once again our local Darlington based world record holder - Dave Coates will be performing at BikeWise 2018 on Sunday 22nd July.
The car park at the Police HQ is looking forward to having some burning rubber ‘deposited’ on it by Dave Smile
This is Dave's 23rd consecutive BikeWise ( and he still doesn't look a day older !!) - a fantastic achievement and we are now seeing second and third generations of families enjoying the skills that Dave shows on two (& four) 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...
Dave will be using a variety of Yamaha bikes at the show including the Yamaha MT10 , MT09, MT07 his quad & the beast of them all….his Yamaha 50cc moped !!

Dave has just been to CMC at Chesterfield at the weekend thrilling the crowds and will be raring to go at BikeWise 2018


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

Thursday, 5 July 2018

BikeWise 2018 – Sunday 22nd July

Please share this poster with your friends....

The World Cup will be over... The Tall Ships will have sailed & the Sunderland Airshow is the weekend after BikeWise 2018 .....

Save the date & make BikeWise 2018 our biggest & best :-)

BikeWise 2018 (Sunday 22nd July) at the Police HQ at Aykley Heads, Durham.

Adults £2, children under 16 (Free) Further info at www.bikewise.org.uk

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