The Scottish Bike Show is back for its third year at the brand new Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, home to The Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014.
The new venue includes a larger exhibition hall at 6,000 sq metres, with full use of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome for the visiting general public to enjoy taster sessions throughout the weekend of April 27th to 28th. A one km outside test track will be on hand as a demo area to test ride a road, commuter and MTBs.
Confirmed exhibitors to date include Madison, Upgrade Bikes, Condor, Alpine Bikes, Ronde Bicycle Outfitters, Eurobike, Keela, Cycling Scotland, Scottish Cycling, Schwalbe, C4C and many more.
"Next year is going to be special," said Rowan Mackie of organising company Magdala Media. "The recent success of the Thunderdrome event and Track Cycling World Cup has already put this new venue on the map as a world leading facility and I am sure this is only start of things to come."
Other show features include a presentation area for cycling stars past and present, free spinning classes, kids play area, a huge BMX display from Scottish outfit BSD Forever, and more features yet to be confirmed, Mackie says.
Ahead of next April, the show has now launched a brand new website – www.thescottishbikeshow.com – and registration is now open for the second annual Scottish Bike Show Sportive, taking place around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, starting at Balloch Castle with a choice of either 65 or 100-mile routes. Over 870 entrants completed the inaugural event in April. Nutritional sponsor High 5 and Hydration sponsor Gatorade will provide all riders with options at the five feed stations. Additional sponsors and partners confirmed include Cyclosport, Kinesis, Ronde, Braveheart and Loch Lomond National Park Authority.
Pic credit: Andy McAndlish