Updated: Glentress Demo Day set to be best yet

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Glentress Demo Day set to be biggest so far

The UK’s premier trail centre, Glentress in Scotland, will host the last round of the Bike Demo Days series this weekend and it’s set to be a cracker.


More than 130 bikes will be available to test ride on Sunday, including machines from Bionicon, Corratec, Diamondback, Ghost, Lapierre, Lynskey, Norco, Ragley, Raleigh MTrax, Red Bull, Rose, Saracen, Scott and Tomac. Mercedes-Benz will also be there with the bike-friendly Vito Sport van.

We were due to have a very special guest – 10-time world downhill champion and winner of 16 World Cup rounds Nicolas ‘Nico’ Vouilloz was meant to be joining Lapierre distributors Hotlines on their stand. However, the Frenchman’s flight has been cancelled due to the cloud of volcanic ash hovering above the UK.

Riders can also expect a host of freebies and great prizes. BikeRadar will give anyone who buys a bike that they rode during the series 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 the demo.

To demo a bike, all you need to do is visit the Bike Demo Days website and book a bike. Bikes are booked on a first-come-first-served basis and there are still a few available for this weekend.


On the day, you’ll need to bring a helmet, photo ID and a household bill. A limited supply of flat pedals will be available but bring your own if you ride clipless. The demo loops will be marked out by ex-British downhill and four-cross champion Will Longden.