With our BikeLIVE events at Odd Down Circuit, Bath and Redbridge Cycling Centre, London just a few months away we’re really excited to announce that Vitus bikes will be bringing their 2018 range of bikes along for you to demo. We’ve got Canyon coming as well plus Maxxis Tyres, Haibike and Raleigh to name just a few.
Both Odd Down and Redbridge have purpose built cycle racing circuits giving you the chance to test all of the latest road and ebikes in a traffic free environment and at your own pace making for a very relaxing event.
Why not check out the video below to get a taste of BikeLIVE Bath.
Bath will also be hosting an ebike MTB loop at various times throughout the day and Redbridge, London will have waymarked MTB and Gravel routes too in collaboration with our two sister sites, off-road.cc and ebiketips.
At the BikeLIVE events earlier this year we had the likes of Whyte, Giant, Cube, Ribble and Wilier amongst others having around one hundred bikes between them for you to play about on and test 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.
Vitus' bikes have always scored well in our road.cc tests offering a quality ride and great value for money. Bikes like their Zenium SL Disc and the knobbly tyred Energie Cyclo X have both scored four and a half stars overall recently and this could be your chance to give us your feedback.
The same with Canyon, in 2017 their stand was very busy with many people grasping the chance of being able to take one of the brand’s demo bikes for an extended test ride.
Tickets are priced at just £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.
It’s not just Bath and London though, in total we’ve announced four initial events with more to follow.
There is 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. This is where you'll also find all of the latest events organised by road.cc, off-road.cc & ebiketips so add it to your favourites so you are first to see the updates.
BikeLIVE Events 2018
- Odd Down Circuit, Bath
- Sunday, February 18th 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.