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As the countdown begins to the opening of the Dirt Bike Show on October 26, 2017, the latest news from organisers Mortons Media Group (publisher of CDB) heralds a few changes as they seek to continue growth of the show. The aim of providing the best in the off-road world remains and when the show closes on October 29, off-roaders’ senses will have been bombarded with the best in off-road exhibits and action.
Back again are lubricants giant Motul who have put their might behind the show, in action again will be the extreme trials display from the display team run by multi world champion Dougie Lampkin, back again will be the fast, furious action of the 150GP Mxers on a specially constructed dirt track.
New for 2017 will be a Motoball match between France and Germany, with teams of four riders on each side trying their best to score goals. If you’ve not seen Motoball before, it was popular in the Thirties through to the Sixties but tailed off, however a new enthusiasm is running through the sport and interest is high. Get in there, visit the stand and form a team.
As well as the best of modern dirt bike machinery there will also be something of interest for us classic and twinshock people. Obviously the Classic Dirt Bike stand will be there but also there will be Cumbria Twinshock Club – the driving force behind the Toughsheet Twinshock and Evo series, plus the Hawkstone Legends. There’s likely to be a classic bike or two scattered around the place as well.
It’s not just bikes on show as deals on the best in kit and accessories will be on offer as hundreds of traders pack the retail hall too. Bridgestone will be joining the likes of Goodyear, Michelin and Dunlop this year and leading off-road products distributor Race FX will be attending for the first time.
To sum up, The Dirt Bike Show is held across four days – October 26-29, 2017 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, for a second year in partnership with oil and lubricant giant MOTUL.
Advance tickets are available now and can be purchased from the Dirt Bike Show website – dirtbikeshow.co.uk – or by calling 01507 529529. Prices start from £8. If you’re new to the event and would like to find out more about booking a stand, visit the website or call the organising team on 01507 529430.