Scotland's consumer bike show is back, bigger and better in April 2012.
The Scottish Bike Show (TSBS), Scotland's consumer cycle show, that saw 5100 cycle enthusiasts attend the inaugural event over two days in April, will return to Glasgow in 2012. It will be staged at the SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre) from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 April.
Following the huge success of TSBS in 2011 organisers, Magdala Media, have added an extra day to next year's show. They have also increased the exhibition space by more than 1200 square metres allowing for more exhibitors, more brands, more challenges and promotions, more displays and features and bigger test tracks to keep the projected 10,000 visitors entertained all weekend.
One of the highlights of the expanded TSBS programme in 2012 will be The Scottish Bike Show Sportive, a new long distance mass participation cycling event with two routes through the stunning countryside surrounding Loch Lomond and the Loch Lomond National Park on Sunday 15 April. Although full details and routes of the event are still being finalised organisers have announced that there will be a one hundred mile Sportive ride and a fifty-mile Challenge ride. It is hoped that the new Scottish Bike Show Sportive will mark the start of the Sportive season throughout the UK in 2012.
Rowan Mackie, TSBS Event Director from Magdala Media, said: “We are very excited about the new Scottish Bike Show Sportive. Despite the limited promotion for the event so far we have been inundated with enquiries from cycling enthusiasts. This is a very encouraging start for next year's bike show. We are really excited about the prospect of showcasing the beautiful scenery around Loch Lomond for both rides. We hope to have both the routes signed off by the end of October and entries available to the public very soon thereafter.”
Entry to The Scottish Bike Show Sportive will also include entry to the Scottish Bike Show. To register for more news as it is announced please visit – http://www.thescottishbikeshow.com/sportive.html
For the second year running Scotland's growing cycling community – road, mountain bike, bmx and leisure riders and commuters – will have an all encompassing cycle show right on their door step. With an expanded number of independent bike shops, distributors and manufacturers selling a huge range of the latest bikes, cycle gear, clothing and accessories; a central arena hosting jaw dropping cycle stunt displays, from among others the BSD BMX stunt team; have a go bike test sessions and Scotland's cycling organisations and cycle centres offering expert advice, there will be something for everyone.
The indoor forest track offering great trail features in a safe and fun environment to cyclists of all ages, that proved so popular this year, will double in size for 2012.
Tickets prices for next year's Scottish Bike Show are great value for money and remain at the 2011 prices – £7.50 adults, £5.50 kids and £20 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.
The latest addition to the growing number of partners comes in the form of Future Publishing – Cycling Plus, Mountain Biking UK, Procycling, What Mountain Bike, bikeradar.com and cyclingnews.com.
Dave Clutterbuck, Publisher, Future Publishing, confirmed: “The success of the inaugural Scottish Bike Show was great news for Scottish cyclists and proved an excellent way for the trade to meet new customers. As media partner for the show, we're pleased to support the continued development of cycling in Scotland.
Already confirmed as key sponsor is Alpine Bikes, with Sustrans, Cycling Scotland and Singletrack all confirmed as partners to TSBS 2012.
For further information on The Scottish Bike Show and to book tickets go to: http://www.thescottishbikeshow.com/