THE North's fastest policewoman on two wheels will be showing off her skills at a funday on Sunday.

Alison Bonar, 32, is the only female officer from the North to have mastered the heavyweight Honda Pan European bike, which can reach 140mph.

PC Bonar, who last month switched from cars to bikes after she gained her advanced motorcycling ticket and an off-road biking qualification, will appear at Durham Police's Bikewise event, putting the world's fastest bike, the Honda 1000cc Fireblade, which can reach 180mph, through its paces.

The event, which attracts thousands of people each year, takes place on Sunday at the force's Aykley Heads headquarters.

Among displays will be a show by trials bike champions Andy and Chris Huddleston and a stunt riding demonstration by Dave Coates, who holds the world record for riding backwards.

Weardale musician Richard John Thompson will perform live with his band during the day.

There will also be quad bike riding and a display by the dog section, trade stands and displays of old police vehicles.

Visitors can also see the region's air ambulance, test their driving skills on a skid pan and see the weapons the force's armed response vehicles carry.

The event is from 10am to 5pm and admission is £1 for adults, and free for children. Proceeds will go to charity.

* Police said 7,000 leaflets distributed in Derwentside wrongly gave the date of Bikewise as next weekend.