Mercedes-Benz have signed up to our Bike Demo Days and will be bringing their mountain-bike-friendly van, the Vito Sport, to the remaining locations this year.
It’s the same vehicle used by Martyn Ashton and the Animal Relentless Bike Tour, and now you can check it out while riding some of the latest bikes from top manufacturers.
People taking part in this year’s Demo Days will also benefit from a host of freebies such as a free Buff for every rider and prize giveaways from Rose Bikes. In addition, anyone who buys a bike that they rode during the series can claim a free gift of a set of Ritchey Comp V4 pedals, a CamelBak Slipstream hydration pack or a Lezyne Roadside Repair Kit.
To claim your gift, worth up to £35, book your ride at www.bikedemodays.com, turn up on the day and demo your chosen bikes, then provide proof of purchase within 30 days of one of those bikes. Full details will be available at each demo.
The 2010 Bike Demo Days Series runs from March to April across five great trail centres. The first event, on 7 March at KielderForest in Northumberland, was a great success.
Cannock Chase in the heart of the Midlands is next, on Sunday, followed by Bedgebury in Kent a week later. Wales’s premier mountain biking destination, Coed y Brenin, is on 11 April and the series wraps up with the ever-popular Glentress in Scotland on 18 April.
To demo a bike, all you need to do is visit the Bike Demo Days website, select a venue and then book a bike. Bikes are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. On the day, you’ll need to bring a helmet, photo ID and a household bill.
The demo loops will be marked out by ex-British downhill and four-cross champion Will Longden. Catering, parking and toilet facilities will be available at each site. Brands attending include Bionicon, Corratec, Diamondback, Lapierre, MTrax, Norco, Red Bull, Rose, Saracen and Scott. Visit www.bikedemodays.com to book a bike.