Well that’s it, we’re all packed up and our 2017 Demo Weekend is officially finished, and what a weekend it was…
We want to say a massive thank you to everyone that made the journey to join us again, or for the first time, at Cannock Chase for an amazing two days of back-to-back testing of the latest bikes.
We are extremely pleased to announce that we have raised a massive £3,000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and £3,000 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity from the ticket sales.
We also wanted to say a huge thanks to all of the brands and suppliers that worked tirelessly to get everyone out testing bikes as our demo weekend could not happen without their support!
550 People & 2000+ Demo Rides
Our demo weekend saw over 550 people and over 2000 demo rides across the two days! This is what makes our demo weekend unique as we don’t restrict rides so people can try as many bikes as their legs will allow them to!
We’ve put together the most tested bikes of the demo weekend so you can see what went out the most times!
Where to start... Another truly fantastic demo weekend, seeing so many happy people riding bikes in one place makes all the hard work worth while. A massive thanks to all the suppliers, who work pretty much none stop for 2 days, not forgetting the time it takes to clean the bikes in the days after! Everyone at Leisure Lakes who mucked in and helped with the preparation and those who worked the weekend. Finally, all the people who bought tickets for the event, who have helped raise a tidy amount of money for the Midlands Air Ambulance and Birmingham Children's Hospital charities. Many thanks Dave.
Dave Richardson – Manager @ Leisure Lakes Bikes Wolverhampton
Demo Weekend Bikes & Accessories
We brought together the biggest brands in mountain biking this weekend which helped people choose (or narrow down their choice) for their next mountain bike! Electric mountain bikes were proving popular across all the brands throughout the weekend, squashing the ‘cheating’ stereotype in exchange for huge smiles all around. Did you try an e-bike for the first time? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!
The Demo Loop
We headed out onto the trails to catch a few of you in action putting the bikes through their paces! If you see yourself below don’t forget to share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tag us @leisurelakesbikes…
Did You Find a Golden Ticket?
Our golden tickets were hidden amongst the goodie bags that were given out at the end of the day! Did you find a golden ticket? Let us know what you won in the comments below!
Crepes and Coffee
Thanks to The Little Doughnut Stall, Burgers & More and FFika Coffee for cooking some amazing food and roasts this weekend!
In Loving Memory of Bill Noy
We are truly sad to announce the passing of Bill Noy on March 18th 2017. Bill was the father to the four directing brothers of Leisure Lakes Bikes; Chris, Tim, Mark, Iain and grandfather to many of the brother’s children who work throughout Leisure Lakes Bikes. With many of us at the demo weekend this hit us hard as a family as well as our Leisure Lakes Bikes family. We dedicate this weekend to him and everything he has done for us over the years making us an unbreakable unit who would have been proud to see us all pull together and get through such a hard time.
Beth Noy – Marketing & Social Manager @ Leisure Lakes Bikes