The Scottish Bike Show, billed as Scotland's first ever consumer bike show, is set to take place in Glasgow this weekend. There'll be a chance to see and buy the latest road, mountain and BMX bikes and kit, along with stunt displays and have-a-go bike test sessions.
The BSD BMX team, which includes UK riders such as Kriss Kyle and Sean Lafferty, will be holding 20-minute shows every hour, while mountain biking skills outfit The 7stanes Display Team – who Danny MacAskill used to ride with – will pass on their expertise with interactive displays.
The Tweed Valley Cycle Test Track will give visitors the chance to demo new bikes, while there'll be a free Dr Bike tune-up service for anyone who brings their own bike along. The Tirol Austria Forest Track – a wooden course with varying levels of difficulty – will give newcomers an introduction to mountain biking.
Event organiser Rowan Mackie told BikeRadar the event had been a long time coming. “We’ve always had quality cycling events in Scotland, like the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup event at Fort William, but there’s never been a consumer event on this scale before,” he said. “We feel the opportunity is ripe for this bike show, and judging by the interest and the pre-sales for the weekend, we’ve been proven right.”
The show at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow will run from 9.30am-6pm on Saturday 16 April and 10am-5.30pm on Sunday 17 April. Tickets are available from www.thescottishbikeshow.com, priced at £7.50 for adults and £5.50 for kids. On-the-door entry will cost an additional £2.
Check out the video of Kriss Kyle in action below for a taste of what's to come at the show: