The countdown to the second Bike LIVE demo event, the best place to ride brand new bikes from a host of brands including Whyte, Wilier, Canyon, Cube, Rose and Ribble, is on. Saturday 8th April is the date you need to make sure is free on your diary if you want to come join us and test out some new bikes.
Today we’re going to take a look at what bikes British brand Whyte Bikes will be bringing along.
From its road bike range Whyte will be bringing along two key models, the Wessex and Gisburn.
The Wessex is one of the most interesting new bikes to be released in the last year, a carbon fibre disc-equipped endurance bike that scooped two awards in road.cc's Bike of the Year 2016-17 back in January, in both the sportive/endurance and commuter categories.
It’s a modern road bike, with wide tyre clearance, disc brakes, thru-axles and mudguard mounts, and the company has even made its very own mudguards that fit perfectly on the frame. On-trend wide rims make the most of the benefits of wide tyres and they’re tubeless as well to avert dreaded punctures.
Gravel and adventure riding is taken care off by the Gisburn, an aluminium model with geometry and components inspired by the company’s mountain bike range. Wide tyre clearance, disc brakes, thru-axles and a SRAM 1x11 drivetrain feature on hits two grand model.
Bike LIVE will also be hosting a mountain bike demo day with sister site off-road.cc, and you’ll be able to ride the following Whyte mountain bikes if you’re in the market for a new mountain bike.
Where is Bike LIVE?
Bike LIVE Cannock Chase takes place at:
Birches Valley Forest Centre (link is external)
It is about 25 miles north of central Birmingham and about nine miles from the M6 motorway.
There is plenty of parking along with toilets and a café.
Cannock Chase has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a mix of natural woodland, coniferous plantations and open heathland.
When is it?
Bike Live Cannock Chase takes place on Saturday, 8 April 2017.
It starts at 9:30am and you can stay right through until 4:30pm.
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.