It’s the only off road solely dedicated to dirt bikes. Featuring all the leading manufacturers and industry players to bargains galore there is something for everyone to check out. But in case you needed more information, here’s 10 reasons to visit the Internation Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh in the UK from October 27-30.
1 — Bikes, bikes, bikes
Hall 2 features major exhibits from Honda, Husqvarna, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha showcasing the advances and upgrades which have been made to next year’s ranges. Beta, Gas Gas, JotaGas, Rieju, Sherco and Vertigo will also be at Stoneleigh to show off their bikes to visitors, with all the big players having teams of experts on hand to talk to showgoers about what’s on offer. Throw in a display of historic machines in the classic display and there really is something for everyone to see.
2 — Bargains galore
If you’ve got a machine sorted for next year, you’re going to need all the gear to go with it, and that’s where two huge retail and trade halls come in. It doesn’t matter whether you plan on going racing, if you’re taking to the trails, or if you prefer the non-competitive side of off-road, you will find what you want for sale. The show is the perfect place to pick up a Christmas bargain too.
3 — Bargains galore… in the Motojumble
Need parts, spares or maybe even a project? Bring some cash, head to the Motojumble and barter till you’re blue in the face!
4 — Thrilling live action and entertainment
Trials legend Dougie Lampkin – fresh from his incredible wheelie effort on the Isle of Man – will be putting on trials demonstrations across all four days, and the 12-time world champion and 2016 Scottish Six Days Trial winner will be joined by mountain bike ace and IDBS favourite Danny Butler. There’s Minibike Supercross racing taking place throughout the weekend, too, plus the gravity-defying Wall of Death.
5 — Have-a-go activities for the whole family
This being the biggest off-road event of the year, it’s only natural that there are a range of activities and exhibitions for you to get involved with. For the first time ever there is a chance to tackle a minibike supercross on a dedicated track which will be built at the show, while there are a have-a-go electric trials areas for both adults and kids. The younger members of the family can also enjoy getting to grips with quads, remote-controlled racing and Strider balance bikes.
6 — Get associated
If you want to discover how to get involved in racing, the scene’s major associations – ACU, AMCA, BSMA, MC Federation and YMSA – can be found with all the information you need. To find out about how to start racing, try a different discipline or just to learn more about the huge selection of events taking place throughout the year, head over to these stands in Hall 2.
7 — Hear from the stars on stage
Head over to the hub of activity which is the main stage and enjoy a well-earned sit-down while you listen to Eurosport commentator, Dirt Bike Rider contributor and off-road fanatic Jack Burnicle as he interviews star riders, industry figureheads and racing legends. Among those already confirmed to appear are leading Extreme Enduro racer Jonny Walker and recently crowned Enduro 3 world champion Steve Holcombe.
8 — Presentations and challenges
As well as on-stage interviews, various organisations will be at the dirt bike show to present major annual awards and prizes, and there will be the usual raft of on-stage activities including the PS4 competition and tyre-holding challenge.
9 — WIN WIN WIN
The show has teamed up with some very generous people to offer the chance to win a range of prizes, top of the shop being an experience day at the Mick Extance off-road school. There’s also an amazing daily giveaway from event partner Motul in a new social media photo competition, and a child’s Strider bike is up for grabs.
10 — It’s SUPERB value for money
You can take advantage of some fantastic savings when buying in advance, but even the gate prices offer a fantastic day out for not a lot of dollar. There’s FREE entry for under 10s, FREE parking at the venue and a FREE show guide. It’s all held indoors, plus there are several different catering and refreshment options available.
Discount advance ticket deadline… Sunday 23rd October.
There are real savings to be made by buying in advance!
Admission for Friday-Sunday is just £13 per adult, while the same ticket for DISCOUNT THURSDAY costs just £8. And, seeing as the show falls during many schools’ half-term holidays, why not bring the kids and make a day of it.
A family ticket – two adults/two children – is priced at just £24 for DISCOUNT THURSDAY and only £30 for the other three days. With so much going on at one venue for such a low price, it’s easy to see why this is a must-not-miss for thousands of dirt biking fans.
DISCOUNT THURSDAY FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Adult £8 (saving £8 on the gate) £13 (saving £3 on the gate)
Child (11-15) £8 (saving £2 on the gate) £8 (saving £2 on the gate)
Senior £8 (saving £2 on the gate) £8 (saving £2 on the gate)
Family £24 (saving £16 on the gate) £30 (saving £10 on the gate)
(two adults/two children)
To buy tickets follow the links from dirtbikeshow.co.uk or call 01507 529529
ADVANCE TICKET DEADLINE | Phone lines for advance ticket sales are open until 7pm on weekdays and from 8.30am-12pm on Saturday. Online ticket sales close at 11.59pm on Sunday, October 23. Act fast to make sure you don’t miss out!