Motorcycle Live 2012 is of course about seeing the 2013 bikes in the UK for the first time, but it is also a chance to see something new and maybe even learn a new skill. This year, the Auto Cycle Union (ACU) in conjunction with Birstall Urban Motorcycle Project for Youth (BUMPY) will be offering the chance to try the impressive sport of trials riding in a FREE taster session.
In the ACU Try Trials Area, show visitors will be kitted out in the appropriate protective clothing and spend 15-minutes receiving direction and guidance with an ACU-certified instructor to get to grips with the basics of this highly-skilled discipline. Visitors can also see the experts at work in twice-daily trials demonstrations, taking place at 10.30am and 1.30pm. These visitors to the 2011 show were certainly impressed:
“Awesome!!” – Nicola Ford, 55, Suffolk
“Wow!” – Alex Cooper, 21, Heathfield
“Fab!” - James Dyke, 33, Norwich
“This was an unexpected feature. I didn't try it myself this time, but one of our friends had a go and he loved trying to throw that trials bike around! The professional demonstration was very skillful and worth watching even if you weren't up for trying it yourself.” – Mick Datitz Fenwick, 42, Tiverton.
To be eligible to take part, riders must be at least 16 years old (if under 18 you must have a parent or legal guardian with you to sign you on) and have a valid DVLA motorcycle licence or have an ACU competition licence. Sessions will commence from 10.15am daily and can be booked on a first come, first served basis by visiting the ACU stand in Hall 3.
The ACU Try Trials Area is just one of the exciting live features at this year’s show. The all-inclusive Motorcycle Live ticket gives FREE access to five exhibition halls crammed with all the latest bikes, clothing and accessories and six opportunities to ride a bike**, plus non-stop entertainment from some of the biggest names in biking on the Blackhorse Stage in the British Eurosport Entertainment Zone. Also featuring the BSH/Streetfighters Custom Xtreme Zone, the Yamaha Escape Zone, the Classic Zone in association with Coventry Transport Museum and FREE entry into the Ramp’d Up Freestyle Motocross Arena**.
Advance tickets for Motorcycle Live 2012 cost just £16 per adult, £10 for seniors and £6 per child*. To book your tickets, call 0844 581 2345 or visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk
*Advance ticket prices, includes free access to Ramp’d Up Freestyle Motocross Arena. Closing date for advanced tickets 5.00pm on 23 November 2012
**All activities are subject to availability