We've just confirmed the first four venues for our BikeLIVE demo days to take place in 2018, a couple we've visited before but for the first time we'll be heading to London and the Forest of Dean too.
At the BikeLIVE events earlier this year we had the likes of Canyon, Giant, Cube, Ribble and Wilier amongst others having around one hundred bikes between them for you to play around on and test out until your heart's content, well between the hours of 9am to 5pm at least. It gives you a great chance to ride that dream bike, try out the latest electronic shifting or even disc brakes and who knows you might even end up scratching that n+1 itch with a new bike.
Tickets are priced at £15 per person and on the day you'll find various food and drink vendors on hand to keep you fuelled up in the event village.
We've put a quick rundown of each event below but you can watch the videos, check out the full details and buy your tickets on the BikeLIVE website here too. This is where you'll also find all of the latest events organised by road.cc, off-road.cc & ebiketips.
BikeLIVE Events 2018
- Odd Down Circuit, Bath
- Saturday, February 17th 2018
- 10.00 to 17.00
"Try out a huge range of road bikes and e-bikes including e-mountain bikes from top manufacturers. Bath's Odd Down circuit is a custom-built 1.5km road circuit, and the event has exclusive use of the pristine tarmac all day. No fighting with the traffic on your test rides!
- Redbridge Cycling Centre, London
- Sunday, March 4th 2018
- 9.30 to 16.30
"Redbridge Cycle Centre can accomodate every kind of riding you could want. There is a custom-built 2km road circuit, and the event has exclusive use of the pristine tarmac all day. No fighting with the traffic on your test rides! There will be waymarked mountain bike trails (4km) and dirt roads for testing gravel and all-purpose bikes. Whatever you want to try, there'll be riding for you."
- Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
- Saturday, April 21st
- 9.30 to 16.30
"It's back - the annual BikeLIVE demo day at Cannock Chase. Try out a huge range of mountain bikes, gravel bikes, road bikes and e-bikes including e-mountain bikes from top manufacturers."
- Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
- Saturday, April 28th
- 9.30 to 16.30
"The first ever BikeLIVE demo day at the Forest of Dean! With various terrain options this venue will be the ideal place to test ride road and gravel bikes plus MTB's whether human powered or some battery assistance."
Stu knocked out his first road.cc review back in 2009 and since then he's chucked the best part of seventy test bikes around the West Country, a couple of them quite literally! With three alloy and two steel bikes in his fleet he's definitely a metal man (that'll be the engineering background) but is slowly warming to that modern carbon fibre stuff along with fat tyres & disc brakes.
It's not all nostalgia though, after spending the last few years in product design Stu keeps banging on about how 3D printing is going to be the next big thing and he's a sucker for a beautiful paint job too.