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Sunday, 23 July 2017

What’s happening at BikeWise 2017 today (Sunday 23rd July)

What’s happening at BikeWise 2017 today (Sunday 23rd July) at the Police HQ at Aykley Heads, Durham.

Adults £2, children under 16 (Free) Further info at


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Last chance to see the White Helmets (Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team)

White HelmetsThe Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team  will be appearing at BikeWise 2017  at Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham… TOMORROW (Sunday 23rd July)

This will be one of their last appearances as shortly after they confirmed their attendance at BikeWise 2017 it was announced the team will be disbanded after this summers performances. 

This will be a unique opportunity to see the White Helmets who have been acknowledged as the oldest, best known and most accomplished motorcycle display team in the country, if not the world. 

Formed in 1927, this season marks the 90th anniversary of the Team performing displays of motorcycling skills and whilst horses gave way to motorcycles in the display in 1937, many of the tricks they perform today are similar to those of the original riders. Based on their iconic helmets the Team adopted the world famous name ‘The White Helmets’ in 1963.  This coveted and prestigious item is an honour to wear and marks the riders out as one of the few able to perform such acts of skill.

The Team’s 23 riders on classic 750cc Triumph Tiger machines provide a fast paced, action packed display.  Wearing the full dress uniform of the Royal Signals along with their famous White Helmets the riders will perform a combination of high speed crossovers, spectacular jumps, skilful feats of balance as well as numerous reverse rides.

The Royal Signals has come a long way since those formative days using motorcycles to carry messages across the battlefield and are now modernising their image to show they truly are ‘Leaders in a Digital Age’.  Whilst this is the last year of entertaining and thrilling crowds with their dazzling arena displays, the Team’s excited to be performing one final season; demonstrating the teamwork, discipline and courage of the Royal Signals soldier.

Rain or shine the team will be performing so come along and cheer them on and see one one the final performances of this historic armed forces display team.

Entry to BikeWise 2017 is £2 for adults & children under 16 are free.

For further details of PARKING etc… please visit

Friday, 21 July 2017

Parking arrangements for BikeWise 2017

We have been receiving a few enquiries about parking arrangements for BikeWise 2017, so please read below and we’ll hopefully clarify the situation :

MOTORCYCLE PARKING – will be in the same place as previous events (All weather pitch at Police HQ)

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 : and then click on the BikeWise 2017 icon

PD Kaizer is ready for BikeWise 2017


PD Kaizer is all ‘revved up’ and ready for BIkeWise 2017 which is being held at the Police HQ, Aykley Heads, Durham on SUNDAY 23rd July 2017.

Show get under way at 10am and there is tons of free parking, including a free park & ride.

Loads of thing to see & do for all the family.

This will probably be 'Kaizer's farewell tour' as he is likely to retire next year, so it would be nice to make a fuss of him .. he has performed at BikeWise every year of his service (he'll be 7 this November)

If you want to meet Kaizer then you’d better look out for Batman & Robin (Pc Ian Squire) as he’ll have ditched his ‘bike gear’ by then.

The Paws Up (retired Police Dogs) guys will be there and hosting a ''Where's Bob' competition that is similar to the old 'Spot the Ball' game. Prizes will include the knitted Police Interceptors dolls that were donated and have been a big social media hit

Full details of the show & what's happening can be found by visiting the BikeWise website :

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

TT Legend John McGuinness will be at BikeWise 2017

JM Built For SpeedTT Legend John McGuinness will once again be at BikeWise 2017.
John, has 23 TT wins and is closing in on Joey Dunlops record of 26 wins, however this year he was not able to compete at the TT due to a leg injury received when the new Fireblade he was riding crashed at the North West 200 road races in Ireland. John still managed to get to the TT on crutches to watch the TT and  has then subsequently been in hospital for further operations, but, he (and his family) will be ‘trekking’ over to Durham from their family home in Morecambe to once again support the BikeWise event
John McGuinness has sponsorship links with local based Hitachi Construction Machinery Ltd (formerly HM Plant Ltd) & in particular CEO John Jones, who has maintained a close link with John for a number of years.
John has visited BikeWise many times and is a true motorcycle enthusiast as well as being a racing legend and it is a unique opportunity for you to meet one of the legends of motorcycling racing.

John’s new book John McGuinness – Built For Speed has recently been published and John should have copies for sale on the day which he no doubt will sign etc…
If you want to see what it's like to travel at an average of 132.701mph on a bike at the TT check out Johns video below : 

Itinerary for Sunday’s BikeWise 2017


Friday, 14 July 2017

The Dick Shepherd Triumph Collection @ BikeWise 2017

Thruxton 500

Hitachi Construction Machinery sponsor the Dick Shepherd Triumph Collection which will be at BikeWise 2017 at Police HQ, Aykley Heads.

Dick will be bringing a number of ‘classic’ Triumph’s with him for display at the show including a 1966 T120 TT Bonneville, used in the film "Mechanic Resurrection" Ridden by Jason Statham.

Also Number 7 bike is a 1958 Tiger 110, ridden by Mike Hailwood and Dan Shorey to victory in the 1958 Thruxton 500 mile production race.

To find out more about Dick Shepherd’s Triumph collection see the video below or call and talk to Dick & his crew at BikeWise 2017