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Telephone Help Desk

Wheelwise Engineering’s main workshop closed at the end of February 2022, following the decision of our landlord to sell the building that housed it.

Although we decided to take semi-retirement, we are still based in Cowfold and have set up a telephone help desk to provide ongoing support and information to our customers. Our contact number is:

07506 861511

Thank You!

The company has operated in Cowfold since 1978 and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their loyal support and interest in the business over the years and extend our best wishes for the future.

Latest News

We have just received the disappointing news that the Isle of Wight Road Races, which were due to go ahead in April 2022, will now be delayed due to unresolved issues with its Motor Race Order (MRO). This is the permission needed to close public roads for motor sport and is essential for the event to go ahead.

Event promoter James Kaye commented: “We have reluctantly accepted that the Isle of Wight Road Races now can’t go ahead on our planned dates this year. Our Motor Race Order application was submitted on time to the Isle of Wight Council (IWC) on 19 October 2021 but has not yet been determined. We understand that there are some technical concerns but this is out of our control and the clock has run down.”

The ACU has confirmed to the promoter that it issued all the relevant paperwork, including the correct permit as part of the Isle of Wight’s application. In a statement to the promoter, the Council has said that ‘it is not yet satisfied that the application has been duly made in accordance with the relevant legislation’.

The IWC is the Highways Authority which can issue an MRO, whilst the ACU is the governing body of motorcycle racing in England. It issues the race permits that form part of an MRO application.

The IWRR team will be looking firstly for ways to understand and resolve the problems which the Isle of Wight Council has highlighted before negotiating new dates within the international road racing calendar.

It was expected that the Isle of Wight Road Races could bring in the region of £30m of direct investment to the Island with much of this income shared directly amongst local businesses.

“We would like to thank all of the Isle of Wight Road Races fans and, in particular, the island-based motorcycle clubs and the Facebook supporters group for their continued enthusiasm and encouragement – especially those who had already looked to book travel and accommodation for April. We have received an enormous amount of positivity from across the whole Island, including many residents, land owners and businesses based in and around the circuit in Brighstone, Chale and Shorwell. We look forward to securing new dates for the Isle of Wight Road Races as soon as possible.”

MZ/Honda CB175 Hub Wheel

Here is a photo of a combination wheel recently built for a customer by Wheelwise Engineering. It incorporates a Honda CB175 twin leading shoe (TLS) drum brake and hub with an MZ rim.

This is a fairly common upgrade for certain MZ models and provides an enhanced braking performance.

AJS V-Twin Project

 Here is a great photograph of an AJS V-Twin bike that has recently been completed by one of our most valued customers, Richard Johns. The wheels were, of course, provided by Wheelwise Engineering! Click here for more information.