Families set to flock to Bikewise fun day

A scene from a display at a previous Bikewise show.
A scene from a display at a previous Bikewise show.
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Bikers are revving up as they prepare to mark a family fun day’s 21st birthday.

Sunday’s Bikewise will see a programme of motor-mad displays and activities laid on at the new Durham Constabulary’s HQ, just a few hundred metres away from its previous site at Aykley Heads, Durham.

Attractions will include stunt rider Dave Coates, Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness, mountain bike display riders, a visit from the police helicopter, music and a display by the police dog section.

Sergeant Iain Rodgers, of the force’s motorcycle section, said: “Bikewise has been a tremendous success over the years and helped our efforts to improve road safety.

“However, motorcyclists remain among the most vulnerable of our road users and there are important messages to take away from the event to help keep them safe on the roads.

“This, the first-ever Bikewise at our new headquarters and we hope those who attend on Sunday find it a worthwhile experience.

It has become a popular attraction not only for motorcycle enthusiasts but also for many others who just enjoy a great day out.

Sergeant Iain Rodgers

“It has become a popular attraction not only for motorcycle enthusiasts but also for many others who just enjoy a great day out.

“We are keeping our fingers crossed for good weather and hope we get the crowds we have come to expect.”

The event starts at 10am and admission is £2 for adults and is free to under 16.

Parking is available at County Hall and there will be free bus from Sniperley Park and Ride.

A short film about 2014’s Bikewise can be seen via sunderlandecho.com.