Durham Constabulary holds their annual Bike Wise event today.
Special guests from Police Interceptors and world record holders are set to make the day unmissable.
Some of the force’s police dogs will also perform a special show for visitors, with popular PD Kaizer making an appearance.
Chief Constable Mike Barton said:
“When I was a lad growing up in Lancashire, it seemed like every Christmas I ended up watching a re-run of The Great Escape. So I was excited to hear that one of the stars of that classic movie is due to make an appearance at this year’s BikeWise.
“Apart from rekindling my childhood memories, the appearance of that famous old motorbike demonstrates how BikeWise has developed over the years. When it began 24 years ago, organisers thought Bikewise would appeal mainly to diehard motorcyclists, but it has grown into a fantastic family event which has something for everyone, young and old, biker and non-biker. It is a mix which means thousands of visitors attend every year, many coming back again and again.
“Everyone at Durham Constabulary is immensely proud of the ongoing support BikeWise receives. It’s a testament to the hard work and skill of everyone involved in the show that the event continues to go from strength to strength.”
“Thank you to them and all the team involved in ensuring BikeWise is such a success,”
“This year’s show promises to be a lot of fun but, as ever, comes with a serious message. Motorcyclists remain the most vulnerable users on the roads and we still see far too many riders killed or injured each year. Everyone at Durham Constabulary wants to keep people safe on our roads and that’s the message we hope you take away from BikeWise.
“Enjoy your visit, stay safe on your bikes and try to remember that, unless you’re Steve McQueen, keep both your wheels on the ground.”