The International Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire opens next week on Thursday 30th October and, acting on visitor feedback from last year the organiser has been hard at work getting a few things sorted and new ideas in place for the 2014 event.
First up is the introduction of an Electric Zone to expand the content of the Show, to showcase just what some of the bikes can do, and to let visitors have a go. KTM enduro factory ace Jonny Walker will be getting charged up, putting the all-new KTM Freeride E through its paces in a series of demonstrations on the Friday of the show. Video footage of Jonny racing around a disused power station with street trials phenomenon and Freeride E ambassador Danny MacAskill, will also show just what the high-powered electric motor can achieve. In hall three, visitors can watch Oset ‘Pro’ trials riders proving that size isn’t everything when it comes to battery-powered fun and agility, and then the younger members of the family can head out to hall five and have an electric trials try-out for themselves on both the Oset and Mecatecno bikes.
The popularity of last year’s Show, particularly over the weekend, caused something of a bottleneck out at the front. A better queuing system, with designated access points for advance tickets, etc., and plenty more ticket booths will be installed this time to speed up entry and get you fast-tracking into the Stoneleigh halls. Then once inside, to help you plan your day and navigate your way around the five halls, you can pick up a free copy of the official Show Guide which will include a layout of the halls together with an exhibitor listing. Floor plans will also be dotted around the Show and can also be accessed via the Show App which is free to download at www.dirtbikeshow.co.uk.
There will be non-stop action and entertainment throughout the four days of the Show, and to ensure you don’t miss out, activity timetables will be located in the foyer and in the halls. There will also be frequent and clear PA announcements, the International Dirt Bike Show girls will have timetables and both the Show website and App will prove useful as they will be constantly updated from the Show with the latest news and developments – before they happen!
Getting-it-right is important to the Show organiser and the overwhelming feedback was for the MiniBike racing to be bigger and better and it promises to be just that! A bigger track will loop into the centre of hall five, there will be more spectator viewing, there will be post-race results, there’ll be live timing screens to keep you up to speed with lap times and positions and, a trade area adjacent to the track will sell minibike-related goods.
Remember that money saving advance tickets are still on sale and will continue to be available right up until midnight on Sunday 26th October 2014, just as we wave goodbye to British summertime. Visit www.dirtbikeshow.co.uk and follow the BUY TICKETS link.
Pictured: KTM’s Jonny Walker and Freeride E ambassador Danny MacAskill