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Our reg­u­lar look at what’s hap­pen­ing in the off-road world, events to go to, se­ries up­dates.

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.

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