The Scottish Bike Show Returns Bigger And Better in April
by Holly Blades
The Scottish Bike Show, Scotland's consumer cycle show, returns to the SECC, Glasgow, from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 April 2012; this year with an extra day, a stronger line up of brands and exhibitors, bike launches and the first Scottish Bike Show Sportive.
With less than three weeks to go excitement and anticipation is building amongst Scotland's growing cycling community - road, mountain bike, bmx, leisure riders and commuters - for this hugely popular cycle show that saw more than 5000 people from all over the UK visit in 2011.
Organisers have secured a fantastic line up of independent bike shops, distributors and big name manufacturers exhibiting and selling a huge range of the latest bikes, cycle gear, clothing and accessories; jaw dropping cycle displays; have a go bike test sessions, competitions and promotions; and Scotland's cycling organisations, cycle centres and events offering expert advice.
Whether you're a cycle commuter, you ride and race on trail, track or road, you simply enjoy a bike ride at the weekend with your family and friends or you are a curious newcomer, The Scottish Bike Show 2012 has something for everyone.
For a full list of exhibitors and brands go to: http://www.thescottishbikeshow.com/exhibiting/who-is-exhibiting.html
The Scottish Bike Show will also be promoting Scotland's cycle leisure and active tourism industry. The leading national and community cycling organisations including Scottish Cycling, Cycling Scotland, Sustrans, CTC, Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland, Highland Perthshire Cycling, Glasgow Sport and The Bike Station will all be on hand to promote their joint vision for Scotland to be a nation of cyclists, through leisure and competitive cycling.
Rapha-Condor-Sharp rider James McCallum takes in the sights of the Scottish Bike Show Sportive
Other information and advice will come from representatives from Scotland's leading bike events and cycle festivals, cycling holiday and activity providers (including VisitScotland), mountain bike trail centres (including Forestry Commission Scotland's 7Stanes) and mountain bike coaching and guiding companies. There will even be advice from Cycle Law Scotland for those cyclists who have been involved in road traffic accidents.
This year The Scottish Bike Show organisers have partnered with Common Wheel, a charity that provides meaningful activity for people with mental illness, through working with bicycles and music; and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The Prostate Cancer Charity is the official charity for The Scottish Bike Show.
Whether you're a cycle commuter, you ride and race on trail, track or road, or simply enjoy a bike ride at the weekend with your family and friends there will be something for everyone at The Scottish Bike Show 2012 at The SECC.
Tickets prices for the Scottish Bike Show are great value for money - £8.00 adults, £6.00 kids and £22 for a family ticket - 2 adults, 2 kids - if you book online in advance. Tickets on the door: £10.00 adults, £7.50 kids and £27.00 family ticket.
For further information on The Scottish Bike Show and the new Scottish Bike Show Sportive; and to book show tickets and enter the sportive online go to: http://www.thescottishbikeshow.com/. The Scottish Bike Show on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thescottishbikeshow / on Twitter - @scottbikeshow
The Scottish Bike Show Sportive
- 15/04/2012 - Loch Lomond
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