Cycle Show gets 1km mountain bike demo track

Outdoor course will be a permanent fixture at the Birmingham NEC

The 2011 Cycle Show, taking place at the Birmingham NEC for the first time this year, will have a brand new 1km mountain bike demo track, organisers have announced.

The purpose built track, which will remain a permanent fixture adjacent to the exhibition centre even after the show closes, will give attendees the chance to test ride some of the world’s most eagerly-sought mountain bikes. Open to the public between 30 September and 2 October (29 September is designated as a trade day), the show - celebrating its 10th year in 2011 - has moved from its previous Earls Court, London venue to allow for considerable expansion.

The 13-sector track is sure to add an extra dimension to the Cycle Show, which is already the largest bike expo in the UK. It features a mixture of singletrack trails, cambered turns, table top jumps and bermed corners, as well as a combination of fast flowing and technical sectors. There will also be a road bike demo track, where visitors can test out the latest race, commuting, folding and electric bikes.

Tickets are on sale now, priced £12.50 for adults, £10.50 for concessions and £6.50 for children (under 5s go free). To book, visit www.cycleshow.co.uk.

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