Demo Day Series off to a flyer in Glentress

180 test bikes leave riders spoilt for choice

The 2008 National Bike Demo Day Series got off to a fantastic start under clear blue skies in the beautiful surroundings of Glentress in the Scottish Borders. Sixteen companies showcasing 23 brands of bikes and bits showed up with 180 machines – all prepped for show-goers to thrash around an exciting test area.

And the Scottish mountain biking fraternity was there in numbers, taking advantage of both the superb weather and the equally stunning selection of test bikes by helping themselves to well over 1,000 individual demo rides.

Feeling a bit miffed that you might have missed out on a whole heap of fun? Don’t! There are four more opportunities to gorge yourself on this incredible feast of hardware - 18 different bike brands in all - with the next event taking place on February 24 at Coed-y-Brenin in North Wales, followed by:

April 6 - Aston Hill, Buckinghamshire,

April 27 - DalbyForest, North Yorkshire

May 18 - NewnhamPark, Plymouth, Devon.

Meanwhile, to whet your appetite check out some of the action from the event in the photo gallery and if you are planning to join the fun at Coed-y-Brenin make sure you sign up to test ride your favourite bikes by using the booking facility here.

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