Thousands more bike fans made the trip to The NEC, Birmingham today for the fifth day of Motorcycle Live 2011. Among the visitors was double Olympic gold medalist Dame Kelly Holmes, who recently completed her CBT with the industry-backed Get On campaign – and what better place to take the next step towards life on two wheels than the UK’s biggest motorcycle show?
While Dame Kelly was at Motorcycle Live to check out the entry-level machines on offer, the more experienced adventure-seeking visitors make their way to the Escape Zone sponsored by Yamaha Super Ténéré. Here, you can find everything you need to plan the motorcycling trip of a lifetime, from adventure tour operators to escorted holiday providers and kit suppliers.
If you’re in need of further inspiration, long-distance adventure motorcyclist Nick Sanders makes a welcome return to the show with his open plan cinema. This year, he is showing footage of his latest record-breaking trip in which he travelled the length of the Americas twice in just 46 days, and signing copies of his new DVD and book.
“We are half way through the show now and so far it’s been brilliant,” says Finlay McAllan, Managing Director of event organisers, MCI Exhibitions. “There is a real buzz around the halls and when we say there is something for everyone, we really mean it, whether it’s the Escape Zone, the Get On Learner Zone, the Off-Road Zone or any other part of the show. There are four action-packed days left, so come along and see for yourself.”
Motorcycle Live continues until 27 November and the ticket price is completely all-inclusive, meaning visitors can enjoy everything the show has to offer at no extra cost. Tickets are £19 for adults, £12 for seniors, £8 for children aged 6-16 and kids under five accompanied by a paying adult go free.