Olympic torchbearers lead the way for bikers

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OLYMPIC torchbearers will help lead the way as bikers come together for an event on Sunday.

BikeWise will be held in Durham for the 18th time.

As part of the day, Jordan Parker and Holly Barry, from Weardale, who were torchbearers when the relay passed through Durham earlier this month, will run along the drive to police headquarters in Aykley Heads.

They will be flanked by guest riders John McGuinness and Steve Brogan, and a police escort from the motorcycle officers who helped guide the torch across its recent stay in the region.

Other attractions will include stunt riders Dave Coates and Steve Colley, exhibitions and riders allied to major bike manufacturers, a visit from the North East police helicopter and a display from the force’s dog section.

The event will be held from 10am to mid-afternoon, and expects to attract 12,000 visitors.

Entry is £2 for adults and under 16s go free. All funds raised will to go to local charities once costs are covered.