When I got up on the morning of Bikewise 2014, the weather was bad with heavy rain. However, by the time the show opened the rain had cleared, for the most part we had a lovely sunny day which certainly brought in the crowds.
A big “thank you” to all of those who came to the DMA Stand at BikeWise for a chat and/or to enter our free prize draw. A special thanks to all those who put some money in the collecting tin for the Great North Air Ambulance which we had on the stand.
We had a great position in the retail hall next to our friends from ACE Motorcycles. This is very appropriate as our Durham office is just round the corner from ACE’s shop in Pity Me.
During the breaks in manning the stand I had an opportunity to wander around the event and it really was a great event with lost going on and loads of interesting things to see.
I particularly enjoyed a look at the classic bikes some of which I can remember when they were new and the latest thing. I hasten to add that this tends to be the bikes from the late 60’s and 70’s!
There were some interesting bikes as well on the club stands and great to see such a variety of clubs represented at the show.
I particularly liked seeing the collection of Yamaha RD 400’s which I certainly remember from when they were new. At the time I was a poor student and had a succession of old British bikes and could only dream of owning something that was reliable and didn’t leak oil!
This was my first visit to BikeWise and I hope that it continues as it is a great event. I understand that the venue is to change for next year but I’m sure it will still be just as good and I am looking forward to attending the event again.