Special friends

Some 'special' photo's with the stars of motorcycle racing, who gave up their own time to visit us
(MANY THANKS to HM Plant Ltd for arranging all this)

John McGuinness at the TT 070604sw220 John McGuinness at the TT
John McGuinness on his TT Legends Honda superbike at Quarterbridge during final qualifying for the 2011 Isle of Man TT BikeWise 2011 TT 2011
Honda Racings TT legend John McGuinness has visited the mini bike club every year since August 2007, taking time to talk to young club members & offering advice. John also met up with members at Croft in Sept 2008,2010,2011 & 2012.
John has also kindly donated money to the club in order to help purchase a bike for club members

Brogan Steve Steve Brogan - Jentin Racing BMW
Buildbase BMW’s (former HM Plant Honda) rider Steve Brogan has visited the club in August 2008, 2009 & 2012.
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Steve donated the prize money he won at Croft in 2008 (even with a broken foot) to the club and we now have a 'Brogie' special Polini for members to use...
Brogie's Signature black

20080908 Bike-Wise Mini Bike Club Croft Sept 2008 © John Attle-126 Friday 12th September 2008 – A fantastic night at Croft when HM Plant Honda Racing invited club members to visit them,  whilst they were there, practicing for the BSB race's.
Team Manager Harvey Beltran introduced the riders - Leon Haslam, Cal Crutchlow & Steve Brogan who answered questions, signed autographs and even 'rode' their replica Polini  bikes
20080908 Bike-Wise Mini Bike Club Croft Sept 2008 © John Attle-47
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3rd September, 2010 - BikeWise Mini Bike Club members were very kindly invited by HM Plant Honda Racing to visit their hospitality unit whilst the team were preparing for the BSB meeting to be held at Croft over the weekend.
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Kyo
Glen Richards[16]
Glen Richards
John McGuinness[6]
John McGuinness
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Havier Beltran
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Josh Brookes
Steve Plater[6]
Steve Plater
CEO of HM Plant, John Jones and his wife Kath were in attendance to meet the families and team manager Havier Beltran took groups across to the pits to see the bikes and answered countless questions. Havier then introduced the riders, to the families and  led a questions and answer session with the riders, before it was time for photographs and autographs… A truly memorable night which will 'live' with our members as they grow up, perhaps into the stars of tomorrow.  067
The BikeWise Mini Bike Club members meet the Honda riders L to R : Kyo, Glen Richards, John McGuinness, Josh Brookes & Steve Plater  


13th May, 2011  - BikeWise Mini Bike Club members were once again very kindly invited by HM Plant Honda Racing to visit their hospitality unit whilst the team were preparing for the BSB meeting to be held at Croft over the weekend.

Kyo
Kyo
 Shane Byrne
Shane Byrne
 Havier
Havier Beltran
Jason O'Halloran
Jason O’Halloran
 John McGuinness[6]
John McGuinness
Team manager Havier Beltran introduced the riders, to the families and  led a questions and answer session with the riders, before it was time for photographs and autographs… A truly memorable night which will 'live' with our members as they grow up, perhaps into the stars of tomorrow. 
20110513 Bike Wise Mini Bike Club Croft-1The BikeWise Mini Bike Club members meet the Honda riders L to R : Shane Byrne, Jason O’Halloran, Kyo & John McGuinness.
© BikeWise Mini Bike Club 2011