Road bike demos hit the UK

Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) in full flight on the road to Geelong

Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) in full flight on the road to Geelong (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

If you want a chance to see the latest 2009 model bikes in the flesh and try them out before you buy, you need to book yourself a place on one of BikeRadar's Bike Demo Days.

Numerous bikes will be available for you to thrash around the track. Technical staff from Cycling Plus, Procycling and will be on hand to help you find the right bike.

The first of the series kicks off this Saturday at Cannock Chase, England. To book yourself a place, go to

The dates for the rest of the series are as follows:
* 21 February, Cannock Chase, West Midlands
* 7 March, Afan, South Wales
* 21 March, Dalby Forest, Yorkshire
* 4 April, Glentress, Scotland

What you need to bring:
A utility bill and photographic identification (these can be provided by a parent or guardian for younger riders). If you have your own helmet and/or pedals and would like to bring them that’s no problem. Otherwise, these will be provided.

There's a video on the Demo Days website showing you how to book the bike you want to ride.

(Additional editorial assistance from Susan Westemeyer)

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