The Scottish Bike Show is held on 5th and 6th April at the Glasgow Emirates Arena and I will be going on the Sunday after missing last year.
Event supremo Rowan Mackie explained what is happening at the show this year on a recent Velo Club Don Logan podcast. The family demographic is something that is good for me, because in 2011 and 2012 I dragged my young daughter along only to struggle chat to anyone for any length of time as she scurried this way and that. This time I’m hoping to get her on the kiddimoto track and seek out a few options for her next bike.
New exhibitors come in the form of Brompton Bicycle, Planet X, Hoy Bikes and Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative. SBS 2014 will also be bringing back the Bike Track People to create a huge pump track for the kids and big kid visitors. Rollapaluza will be onboard to entertain with 500m or 1km dash, The Clan stunt team, a new bike fit studio sponsored by Bikeradar for anyone who wants the perfect fit on their bike at half the cost and plenty more all located on the SBS 2014 website.
Really interesting, for me are the seminars and talks in the SBS Theatre, despite the fact I probably won’t be able to see them. It will play host to Sir Chris Hoy, Craig McLean, Finlay Pretsell (Director of being David Millar and Standing Start), James McCallum, Brian Smith and a few more names to be revealed shortly.
Rowan Mackie, MD, Magdala Media said
As it’s Commonwealth year we wanted to bring in the cycling talent of past and present to be showcased on the SBS Theatre. We are the only exhibition to take place in the Emirates Arena & Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and will be for many years to come, so this year’s SBS is shaping up to be huge for Commonwealth year and we are making the final preparations to make it the biggest show to date.
Visitors will also have the chance to ride on the velodrome throughout the weekend and take part in numerous activities which are listed on: www.thescottishbikeshow.com