Mountain bike demo course takes shape for BikeRadar Live

North Shore galore in Brands Hatch

There's now less than three months to go before BikeRadar Live takes place at Brands Hatch, Kent, and the mountain bike demo loop is starting to take shape.

The demo rides will be run throughout the weekend and will allow you to try out the latest mountain bikes on a purpose-built trail designed by four-time national mountain bike champion Will Longden.

This year, the dirt jumps, dual slalom course, pump track and demo ride areas will all be based in the same place to give you an overload of off-road action.

The woods behind the dual slalom area will combine singletrack and North Shore features on a couple of routes – one with lots of jumps and berms, and another for those who prefer to keep their wheels on the ground.

Demo bikes will be available from the following companies: BH, BMC, Commencal, Corratec, Cove, Diamondback, Evil, Genesis, Halo, Identiti, Intense, Kona, Mondraker, Morewood, MTrax, Norco, Pinnacle, Pronghorn, Ridgeback, Rocky Mountain, Rose, Santa Cruz, Saracen, Scott, Transition and Yeti (more to be added soon).

Tools of the trail-building trade

Drop-off to berm on the red demo route

North Shore wood stock

Berm takes shape

There’s no extra charge to take part in the bike demos; all you need to do is register at the registration tent on arrival at the show for your chance to test ride your dream bike.

You’ll need to produce a photo ID, passport or driving licence, plus a household bill, and sign an indemnity. Under-18s will need a parent or guardian to sign for them.

Please note, all riders must wear helmets and bikes will be checked to make sure they are roadworthy before you are allowed onto the trails. Participation may be limited to a first-come-first-served basis due to capacity restrictions.

You can book online now at www.bikeradar.com/live or call the BikeRadar Live hotline on 0871 230 1085. One-day, weekend and family tickets are available, with prices starting at £15 in advance.

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