TT Legend John McGuinness will be at BikeWise 2014

riders_john_mcguinnessTT Legend John McGuinness, just back from winning his 21st TT at the Isle of Man – the SES Zero TT, which he won with a stunning new lap record of 117.366mph on his Mugen Shinden, will be at BikeWise 2014 courtesy of local based HM Plant Ltd who have maintained a close link with John for a number of years.

John has visited BikeWise many times and it is a unique opportunity for you to meet one of the legends of motorcycling.

If you want to see what it's like to travel at an average of 117.366mph on an electric bike at the TT check out Johns video below :


3SIXTY Stunt Bike Team

DSC_0335Anyone who has ever ridden a mountain bike, or popped a wheelie on their BMX will love this! For the most exciting tricks and gravity defying leaps don’t miss the amazing bicycle stunt team.

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


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Click on the image above to visit 3SIXTYS website

Scottish tribal music comes to BikeWise 2014

Clann An Drumma

Another first for BikeWise 2014 - Clann an Drumma have been Scotland's leading tribal band for over 15 years.

Originally founded by Joe Kilna MacKenzie, the band have brought Scottish tribal music to worldwide audiences.
The band have just released their 5th studio album, Bloodline, and have had great success in the Highland Charts in the USA with all previous CDs, holding a place in the Celtic Hall of Fame.
They still have their feet firmly fixed to the ground though - no venue or occasion is too small or too big! This year they hope to make BikeWise 2014 a memorable one.

For further info on the band visit their website at :

or their Facebook page at :

Kimera to rock BikeWise 2014

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BikeWise welcomes back local band  KIMERA for our 2014 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 : for gig dates

Follow the band via their Twitter feed at :

or on Facebook at :

Air Support will be dropping in again

Find out about the role of the helicopter from the Air Support Crew who will be bringing one of the Police helicopters to BikeWise 2014.

You’ll get the chance to view the helicopter from close up on the ground & remember to bring your camera along.

For more info on the NPAS please click here :

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Dog Section will be 'barking' at you..

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 : @DurhamPoliceK9

Paul Swift makes a BikeWise debut

Paul SwiftNew for BikeWise 2014 is local Darlington based Paul Swift Precision Driving

Paul Swift is a seven-time British Motorsport Champion and a multiple Guinness World Record holder. He began performing stunts on the family ride on lawn mower back in 1986 at the tender age of seven.

Following in the footsteps of his legendary stunt driving father Russ Swift, Paul became part of his fathers team performing in a half-scale Mini Cooper.

At sixteen, Paul began competing in Motorsport and rapidly moved up to the National Autotest Championship. Over the following eight seasons, Paul secured both the MSA Autotest Championship three times and the BTRDA four times, winning over one hundred events outright along the way.

Following this success, Paul gave up his job as a Mechanical Engineer to concentrate fully on establishing Paul Swift Precision Driving Ltd.

Today, with over twenty-five years experience, Paul Swift Precision Driving is now the global leader in precision driving, providing the professionalism and experience of some of the best drivers available in the world today.

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Dave Coates set for a 19th BikeWise

Dave ‘wowing’ the crowds at last years BikeWise
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Yamaha MT-09 (New for 2014 season)

Once again our local Darlington based world record holder - Dave Coates will be performing at BikeWise 2014 on his Yamaha's.
This is Dave's 19th 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...

Dave will be using his new Yamaha MT-09 at the show

To learn more about Dave, visit his website at :