It comes round quick, with the approach of colder, darker weather, we can all seek enlightenment by heading to glamorous Birmingham for the Motorcycle Live show. The National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, home to brummie accents, will be filled with new shiny motorbikes to drool over including 2014 models from the major manufacturers, accessories to buy and even some bikes to ride. The show runs from the 23rd of November until the 1st of December.
This year there will be nine different opportunities to ride bikes. including the Yamaha off-road experience. This free 20 minute taster session, with supplied safety gear, will let you loose on a purpose built indoor motocross track. Even if you have never ridden on dirt before there will be ACU (Auto Cycle Union) instructors on stand-by to guide you on the off-road riding technique.
If you fancy trying an entirely different pace of motorcycling the ACU Try Trials can teach you the basics of riding trials. Another free opportunity to ride a bike, with provided safety gear, bikes and tuition. For 15-minutes you can pretend to be British trials ace Dougie Lampkin.
It’s not just the grown ups who can play, the kids can too; with the Kiddimoto Children’s Fun Track, Honda My First Licence, the Red Bull Pro National Children’s Off-Road experience, Try a Kuberg – Children’s Electric Motorcycle and the Silverstone Rookie Rides, youngsters from the age of two to late teens can join in.
Advance tickets for Motorcycle Live 2013 are just £17 per adult, £11 for Seniors and £7 for children aged 6-16 (kids under five accompanied by a paying adult go free)***. Bike parking is free of charge and subject to availability. Reduced car parking costs of £8 – subsidised by Motorcycle Live. To book your tickets, call 0844 581 2345 or visit www.motorcyclelive.co.uk.
***Advance ticket prices, closing date for advanced tickets 5.00pm on 22 November 2013