After a few years away, we’re excited to be back at Cannock Chase once again for our highly anticipated Demo Weekend for 2023!

To secure your place, head over to our eventbrite page here for more information. Don’t miss out, only a limited number of tickets are available!

We’ll be hitting the Chase on the 22nd & 23rd April 2023, and will be supported by the top brands, bringing you the biggest & best UK MTB demo event! Over the course of the day, you’ll have the chance to test the latest mountain bikes & e-MTBs back-to-back on a great section of trails.

With over 150 mountain bikes & electric bikes to choose from, this is a unique opportunity to get a side-by-side comparison of the latest bikes & kit.

Demo Weekend Dates & Times

Saturday 22nd April: 9am – 4pm (last ride out at 3pm)

Sunday 23rd April: 9am – 4pm (last ride out at 3pm)

£40 Tickets Per Day

Tickets for our demo weekend will be £40 per day:

  • £12 of every ticket sold goes towards the British Heart Foundation – The BHF has a vision of a world which is free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. We’ve partnered with them since 2020 and will be helping raise funds, going towards the research of cures and essential treatments, so that we can beat heartbreak forever.
  • £8 of every ticket sold goes towards the Forestry Commission – The Forestry Commission protects, expands and promotes the sustainable management of woodlands, and helps run sites across the country; including the Cannock Chase area.

Not been to our Demo Weekend before? Check out our 2019 Demo Weekend video to see what it’s all about!

Why are the tickets £40?

  • It’s an event in high demand. Our Demo Weekend is extremely popular among mountain bike enthusiasts and the biggest event of its kind in the UK. It’s a unique opportunity to test the latest mountain & electric bikes from the top brands back-to-back. We want to make sure that everyone who obtains a ticket is committed and able to attend and avoid people missing out because the tickets were sold to people who are not yet decided on attending.
  • It’s a £40 Deposit, with half going to charity. Our standard practice for a bike demo (Try Before You Buy) is to charge £85 for 1-3 days of riding. If, after you’ve tested out the bike you decide to purchase the bike (or any other bike) from us, we discount the £85 demo charge from the final price of the bike.

    We wanted to apply this practice to our Demo Weekend, this means that anyone who attends the demo and wishes to purchase a bike from us (online or in any of our 11 UK stores) in the following months will have the full £40 discounted from the final price of the bike. And don’t worry! – We will still be upholding the £20 charity donation from your original ticket purchase!
  • The event costs money to run. At the end of the day, we’re a business, and as much as we enjoy getting you out on the latest bikes for a fun day of riding with your mates, we have costs to meet. Staffing, on-site facilities, health & safety; all these functions have associated costs that we simply have to meet.

Demo Bikes & Accessories

We have a huge fleet of demo bikes for men & women that will be available on the weekend. Below is a full list of the demo weekend bikes showing sizes available from each brand, so get your wishlist ready! 

Expand the table below for a full list of the models available to try!

NukeproofReactor Elite 275 – Small
Reactor Elite 275 – Medium
Reactor Elite 290 – Large
Reactor Elite 290 – X-Large
Giga Elite 297 – Small
Giga Elite 297 – Medium
Giga Elite 290 – Large
Giga Elite 290 – X-Large
Giga Elite 290 – XX-Large
Mega Pro 297 – Small
Mega Elite 297 – Medium
Mega Elite 290 – Large
Mega Elite 290 – X-Large
Mega 290 Elite – XX-Large
Megawatt Elite – Small
Megawatt Elite – Medium
Megawatt Elite – Large
Megawatt Elite – X-Large
Megawatt Elite – XX-Large
TrekFuel EX 8 XT 29er – Small
Fuel EX 8 XT 29er – Medium
Fuel EX 8 XT 29er – Medium/Large
Fuel EX 8 XT 29er – Large
Fuel EX 9.8 XT 29er – X-Large
Fuel EXE 9.8 XT – Small
Fuel EXE 9.8 XT – Medium
Fuel EXE 9.8 XT – Large
Fuel EXE 9.8 XT – X-Large
Rail 7 Deore/XT – Small
Rail 7 Deore/XT – Medium
Rail 7 Deore/XT – Large
Rail 7 Deore/XT – X-Large
MeridaeOne-Sixty – Medium
eOne-Sixty – Large
eOne-Sixty – X-Large
OrbeaRise H10 – Small
Rise H10 – Medium
Rise H10 – Large
Rise H10 – X-Large
Rallon M-Team – Small
Rallon M-Team – Medium
Rallon M-Team – Large
Rallon M-Team – X-Large
YetiARC – Medium
ARC – Large
ARC – X-Large
SB120 – Medium
SB120 – Large
SB120 – X-Large
SB140 29er – Small
SB140 29er – Medium
SB140 29er – Large
SB140 29er – X-Large
SB140 27.5 – Medium
SB140 27.5 – Large
SB160 – Small
SB160 – Medium
SB160 – Large
SB160 – X-Large
SB165 – Medium
SB165 – Large
160E – Small
160E – Medium
160E – Large
160E – X-Large
TransitionRelay – Large
Repeater – Large
Smuggler – Medium
Smuggler – Large
Sentinel – Medium
Sentinel – Large
Patrol – Medium
Patrol – Large
SpecializedTurbo Levo – Many Sizes Available
Turbo Levo SL – Many Sizes Available
WhyteE160 RSX 29er – Medium
E160 RSX 29er – Large
E160 RSX 29er – X-Large
E160 RSX MX – Medium
E160 RSX MX – Large
E160 RSX MX – X-Large
E180 S – Large
E180 RSX – Medium
E180 RSX – Large
E180 RSX – X-Large
T140 RS – Medium
T140 RS – Large
MarinAlpine Trail – Sizes TBC
Rift Zone – Sizes TBC
HaibikeModels TBC
Santa Cruz 5010 – Medium
5010 – Large
5010 – X-Large
Bronson – Medium
Bronson – Large
Bronson – X-Large
Nomad – Large
Nomad – X-Large
Tallboy – Medium
Tallboy – Large
Tallboy – X-Large
Hightower – Medium
Hightower – Large
Hightower – X-Large
Megatower – Medium
Megatower – Large
Megatower – X-Large
Heckler – Medium
Heckler – Large
Heckler – X-Large
CannondaleMoterra Neo Carbon LT 2 – Small
Moterra Neo Carbon LT 2 – Medium
Moterra Neo Carbon LT 2 – Large
Moterra Neo Carbon LT 2 – X-Large
Moterra Neo Carbon 1 29er – Small
Moterra Neo Carbon 1 29er – Medium
Moterra Neo Carbon 1 29er – Medium
Moterra Neo Carbon 1 Mullet – Small

Click here to view available bikes on our site, with a full rundown of specs.

All bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis on each day.

We also have some shoe & accessory brands that will have kits available for you to test out on the trails; an opportunity you rarely get!

  • …and much more!

    What You Need to Bring

    Please be aware that you will need a form of photo ID (see below), a debit/credit card, a helmet and a pair of pedals to test any of the bikes in our demo over the weekend.

    We do not charge your card for anything but we will need to keep hold of your Photo ID and credit/debit card whilst you are testing bikes for security reasons.

    • Photo ID (Passport or Driving Licence Photo ID)
    • Debit/Credit card
    • Helmet
    • Pedals (if you do not have your own pedals you must let us know in advance by emailing

    Please note you will need all of the above to be able to demo a bike!


    Are there ID requirements for the event?

    You must bring a photo ID; either a Passport or Driving Licence ID Card as well as a credit/debit card to demo any bike on the weekend.

    Is there an age limit for the Demo Weekend? 

    People of all ages are welcome to the event, however, you must be over the age of 16 to demo an adult bike. Please note if you are under the age of 18 and don’t have a valid bank card you can use a parent’s bank card/ID to demo bikes.

    What are my parking options at the event?

    There is FREE parking available on-site for our demo weekend. Please arrive at Tackeroo Campsite in plenty of time and keep an eye out for our stewards who will advise where to park. 

    What should I bring to the event?

    • Photo ID – Passport or driving licence.
    • Debit/Credit Card – Must match your photo ID. We will not charge your card.
    • Helmet – You must have a helmet to demo any bike.
    • Pedals – We highly recommend you bring your own pedals to demo the bikes available over the weekend. We will have some pedals for you to use but you will be much more comfortable using your own pedals as you can get a real feel for the bike. 

    Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

    If you have any questions please contact:

    • Ben Mercer – 
    • Dave Richardson – 01902 716 786

    Can we camp/stay at the event?

    Unfortunately, there is no camping allowed on the grounds for the demo weekend. However, there is a wide choice of hotels nearby if you are coming for both days and need somewhere to stay! 

    Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

    Yes! If you contact we can transfer your ticket to someone else. 

    Can I update my registration information?

    Yes, simply head to and log in. You can then amend any of your ticket information for the event on your account.

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

    Yes, please bring your ticket with you on the day; this can either be printed or on your mobile phone. 

    What is the refund policy?

    If you can no longer make the event please let us know by Thursday 20th April, we can then issue you a full refund. Any cancellations after this date can not be refunded. 

    The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

    By registering for a ticket you agree to our conditions of registration. If your ticket is registered under a different name you must sign the conditions of our Demo when you arrive at the event.

    Conditions of Registration

    By registering for our demo weekend you agree to the following terms:

    Whilst every effort will be taken to ensure safety and security, neither Leisure Lakes Bikes, nor the suppliers or any associated employees can be held responsible for any rider injury or loss during, or subsequent to, the day.

    By registering someone else for our demo weekend (if you are purchasing their ticket) you are agreeing that they have read and accepted our conditions of registration. 

    Cars and their contents are parked at the vehicle owner’s own risk. 

    The rides are not a race, but if you are struggling or have any problems, please let a member of staff know. Please stick to the set route. A helmet must be worn at all times whilst on the ride. We hope that you have an enjoyable day, but participation is entirely at your own risk.

    For further information & to book your ticket to our massive Demo Weekend, head over to our eventbrite page here!