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Jul 7, 2017 #3SIXTY, #Aykley Heads

OFFICERS are gearing up to welcome thousands of people to Police HQ this weekend as the hugely popular Bikewise event returns.

The annual event, which has become one of the North-East’s most popular family fun days, takes place from 10am to 5pm on Sunday, July 23 at Durham Police’s headquarters in Aykley Heads.

Among the attractions will be one of the last ever performances by the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team, the White Helmets, who will be disbanded after the summer.

For the past 90 years, the team have captivated audiences around the world with their daredevil tricks, earning them the reputation as one of the best and most accomplished motorcycle display teams in the country.

Darlington-based stunt rider Dave Coates, and mountain bike display team 3SIXTY will also wow the crowds with their daredevil tricks, while our Police Interceptors will be there to meet their many fans

Bikers will also be able to get up close and personal with Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness and our police dogs will perform a special show for visitors.

Other attractions will include live music from North-East band Kimera, vintage bike display, police helicopter and Great North Air Ambulance, Mini Police, funfair and various stalls.

Chief Constable Mike Barton said: “Bikewise has become a fantastic family day out and it’s easy to see why – there really is something for everyone, not just bikers.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s event and hope everyone has a brilliant day.”

Parking for motorcycles is the same as in previous years, at the Police HQ.

Cars can be parked at County Hall which is only a few minutes’ walk from the site, or alternatively you can park your car at Sniperley Park & Ride, Durham, DH1 5RA and we are providing free bus transport to & from the Police HQ.

Disabled parking is at the nearby Rivergreen Centre.

Entry is £2 for adults and children go free.

For more information visit bikewise.org.uk

By Emily