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THE GATE’S READY TO DROP ON THE INTERNATIONAL DIRT BIKE SHOW

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The 2014 International Dirt Bike Show heads back to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, in just a few weeks’ time with four days of action-packed off-road fun kicking off at 9:30am on Thursday, 30th October and continuing until 2nd November
 

On display

All the major manufacturers are confirmed for this year, with the disciplines of motocross, enduro, trail, trial, adventure supercross, supermoto, flattrack, classic and minibikes all represented. KTM, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Husqvarna and Kawasaki will all show off their latest production and factory-spec race bikes in the main exhibition hall, while over in hall three you’ll find TM, GasGas – trials and enduro, Beta, Sherco, Oset and Mecatecno, as well as a host of machine displays.

On the parts, accessories and kit front, you can expect to see the latest gear from major distributors lining up alongside tyre, oil, insurance, race truck, graphics and trackside display companies along with the main sporting clubs and associations. Of course, many of the distributors will be supported by retail outlets selling their wares in the retail-dedicated hall one.

 

Activities abound

Traditional visitor favourites will again be catered for with on-stage entertainment, steered by the authoritative, off-road fact sharing Jack Burnicle, who will oversee popular activities such as the daily PS3 challenge, the Michelin tyre-holding endurance test – which always looks easier than it actually is, and Danny Butler’s MTB stage show. Naturally, Jack will interview the leading lights of the sport who make a visit to the International Dirt Bike Show a firm diary date each year.

The fun starts before you enter the venue’s halls, as the gravity-defying Wall of Death will be situated out front, adjacent to the catering units. Once inside, the activity halls will house Inch Perfect Trials – with displays to first watch and then machines to try out – and Owd Codgers Trials which will bring a sense of decorum to proceedings. There’s MiniBike racing too as well as My First Honda Licence and the Electric Zone with Oset and Mecatecno allowing the younger showgoers to test their skills.

 

Win a Honda!

Competitions are always a popular aspect of the show and headlining the 2014 event is the chance to win a black edition Honda CRF450 in a free-to-enter prize draw. Just visit the Classic Dirt Bike stand in hall three, check out the goods for yourself and, providing you’re over 16 years of age, complete an entry form.

A special auction will also take place on the weekend of the event in aid of the Fight like a Girl cancer charity. This year’s bidding war will be for a giant bear signed by some of motorcycling’s sporting greats such as Guy Martin, Tony Cairoli, Josh Brookes, Jeffrey Herlings, Ryuichi Kiyonari, Tommy Searle, Chris Walker and many, many more.

 

Interactive experience

This is a modern world we live in and so there are of course a whole host of ways you can keep up with all of the International Dirt Bike Show’s latest developments in cyberspace, with the first stop being the event’s website – dirtbikeshow.co.uk – where advance tickets can be bought.

The Facebook page is well worth a visit too, and you can find the International Dirt Bike Show on Twitter and there is a dedicated show app which is available on all Apple and Android devices.

If you prefer doing things the old-fashioned way, the ticket hotline to call is 01507 529529.

Huge savings can be made by buying tickets in advance and, thanks to its tremendous success in recent years, half-price Thursday for adults is back! A normal adult ticket is currently on sale for just £12 (£6 for Thursday), children aged 10 and under go free, there’s free parking and you get a souvenir show guide. A great bargain day out for the whole family!

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