by Fraser Addecott from https://www.mirror.co.uk
Build your own experience at the UK’s biggest bike show
BRITAIN’S biggest motorbike show returns to the NEC, in Birmingham, next month.
Promotion for this year’s Motorcycle Live features a design based on the plastic model kits of aircraft and bikes we used to build when we were kids.
The idea is that the show provides visitors with everything they need to build their own “perfect day out”.
Show MD Finlay McAllan told Mirror Motorcycling: “We pride ourselves on being a show that offers everything under one roof and we place a lot of importance on making sure there is something for everyone.
“It doesn’t matter if you’ve been riding for 40 years or you’ve not got your licence yet, Motorcycle Live is a great place to visit.
“We know that visitors make the show their perfect day out – we just aim to give them the tools to do that.
“Whether you’re bringing your great grandparents or a toddler, there’s something for everyone.”
Mr McAllan added: “There are retail bargains and the chance to try on kit, interviews with riders, chat directly with manufacturers on their stands and much more.”
The show features all the new machinery for 2020, as well as classics, customs and examples from the motorsport world.
There are also no fewer than 10 different opportunities to actually get on and ride something – all for free.
The MCIA Try Ride offers visitors the chance to take a first step on two wheels, with a 20-minute taster session on a 125cc scooter or motorcycle.
For those who want to experience the feel of riding and try out the controls, but don’t want to go the whole hog, both the BMW Rolling Road and the Harley-Davidson Jumpstart offer the chance to get behind the bars of a motorcycle on a rolling road.
Try out some of the latest bikes in the Test Ride Zone, or have at go at off-road riding in the Adventure Zone or the Try Trials zone.
There are even three different riding experiences for children aged from two upwards.
As always, the show also offers the opportunity to meet and be entertained by some of the biggest names in motorcycle sport.
These include recently crowned British Superbike Champion, Scott Redding and five-time World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea, four-time World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty and three-time BSB Champ John Reynolds.
For further information and advance tickets, visit motorcycle live.co.uk