Swinging your leg over a bike before you buy it is the only way to really ensure you're making the right choice for your style of riding. Over the last few years demo riding bikes has become pretty much par for the course, with many local shops organising 'demo days' to tempt you out on the trails.
We're always getting approached by you lot asking which bikes we'd recommend, and while we're happy to help you get a shortlist together, we always suggest you test ride the bikes before making a final decision.
So, for 2007, we've joined up with 11 of the biggest bike brands to bring you the UK's first ever National Demo Series.
Taking place at five different locations around the UK, there's sure to be a spot near you. And with the likes of Trek, Gary Fisher, Kona, Santa Cruz, Marin, Norco, Orbea, Felt, Focus and Kenda bringing test fleets - among others - you can be sure that the bikes you want to ride will be there.
Interested? Just take a look at the dates and venues below and email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll keep you informed of any news and give you the tools you need to book the bikes you want to ride!
National Demo Series
Demo 1: March 4, Bedgebury, Sussex
Demo 2: March 25, Coed Llandegla, Snowdonia, Wales
Demo 3: April 8, Thetford Forest, Suffolk
Demo 4: April 29, Newnham Park, Plymouth
Demo 5: May 13, Sherwood Pines, Nottingham