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Big Demo Weekend 2018

Wheelbase MTB Big Demo Weekend 2018

The 11th WHEELBASE BIG DEMO WEEEKEND landed last weekend at our Lake District store and despite the wintery conditions we had a great day demoing some of the world’s best mountain bikes on Saturday. However, day 2 on Sunday wasn’t to be as we got struck down with ‘Beast of the East 2’ and had to cancel due to high winds, ice, and deep snow in the Kentmere Valley.

With bikes from 12 of the world’s best MTB brands to try out, we welcomed 200 riders to our Lake District store on Saturday morning ready to venture out onto the natural trails around the Kentmere Valley guided by the team from Penrith based Cycle Active. Despite the freezing conditions and frequent flurries of snow all rides went ahead and riders returned cold but with smiles on their faces – we’re a hardy lot up North!

As we’ve seen in recent years the popularity of eBikes continues to grow and this year we offered up our largest ever selection for demoing. A strong mix of full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes from Cannondale, Cube, Focus, Frog Bikes, Genesis, Kona, Mondraker, Nukeproof, Transition, Trek, Whyte and Yeti gave our customers plenty of options to choose from.

Despite the challenging weather the BIG DEMO WEEKEND proved again to be one of the best demo events in the UK and it will return next year on 16+17 March 2019 – what will we all be riding then?

Click here to check out the full gallery from Saturday’s rides.