Top 10 things to see at the Manchester Bike Expo

Seminars, live demos and your chance to ride a range of bikes

Bike Expo will be returning to Manchester’s EventCity on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March, with all things cycling, from road, track, MTB, cyclocross and BMX, right through to commuters, e-bikes, beginners and kids.

Standard tickets to Bike Expo are just £10 per person and are valid for both the Saturday and Sunday of the show. NUS cardholders are eligible for 50 percent off the standard ticket price and under-16s get in completely free-of-charge.

Here are 10 highlights to enjoy at the show.

1. Bike Expo will be featuring the UK Flatland BMX Championships  — hosted by Matti Hemmings, who recently broke the World Record for the number of ‘deathtruck’ spins  in a minute.

2. There will be a huge range of e-bikes available to try out on the test track, including bikes from Roodog, Juicy Bikes, Batribike and Eco Voltz, as well as 50 Cycles who will be bringing bikes from Kalkhoff, Beat Bikes, Scott, Giant, Haibike, Raleigh and Cube along to the show.

3. Over on the main stage, Bike Expo’s special guests will be talking about their cycling careers and taking questions from the audience. This year the line-up includes Steve Peat, Tracy Moseley, Ryan Owens and Dean Stott — plus there will be an exciting guest announcement in the run-up to the show!

There will be a range of bikes for you to test ride at the show
There will be a range of bikes for you to test ride at the show

4. Once again there will be some great deals and offers available from the companies exhibiting at Bike Expo. Follow @TheBikeExpo on Twitter and the official Facebook page to keep up-to-date with the latest competitions and giveaways taking place at the show.

5. MTB trials rider Danny Butler will be showcasing some fantastic stunts in his Extreme Mountain Bike Show. Check out this video for a preview of what you’ll be watching at the show.

A preview of what you'll see at Bike Expo

6. A packed hall of exhibitors offering everything from bikes, cycling accessories, clothing, nutrition and events.

7. The show will include an indoor Shoretrax mountain bike course, making the most of the huge space available at Manchester’s EventCity.

8. A programme of free coaching seminars will help you raise the bar when it comes to your cycling performance, whether it’s your technique or nutrition that needs some expert attention.

Grab some coaching while you're there
Grab some coaching while you're there

9. The ever-popular Bike Swanky test track is back at Bike Expo this year, giving visitors to the show the chance to try out some truly beautiful bikes.

10. Your ticket to Bike Expo also gets you entry to Tri Expo, running alongside to showcase all things triathlon. It’s perfect for beginners and experienced triathletes alike.

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