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Demo Weekend 2020 Cannock Chase

Words by Ben Mercer

on 10/02/2020 16:00:00

UPDATE 13/03 – Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) pandemic, we’ve had to cancel this year’s Demo Weekend. Full refunds have been issued, for more information please read our blog post here -


We're excited to be back at Cannock Chase for our highly anticipated Demo Weekend again for 2020! We'll be hitting the Chase on the 28th & 29th March 2020, and will be supported by the top brands to bring 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 back-to-back on a great section of trails.

With over 200 mountain bikes & electric bikes to choose from (check the full list further down), along with shoes & accessories from the top brands available to test across the weekend, this is a unique opportunity to get a side-by-side comparison of the latest bikes & kit.

Sound good? Book your spot today at the UK’s biggest MTB demo event by following the secure checkout process below! Alternatively, You can visit our Eventbrite page.


Demo Weekend Dates & Times

  • Saturday 28th March: 9am - 4pm (last ride out at 3pm)
  • Sunday 29th March: 9am - 4pm (last ride out at 3pm)

£40 Tickets Per Day

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

  • £10 of every ticket sold goes towards the Air Ambulance Service - These people are invaluable to us when we need them most. We wanted to give something back to the people that have helped so many mountain bikers in their time of need over the years.
  • £10 of every ticket sold goes towards the British Heart Foundation - The BHF have a vision of a world which is free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. We've partnered with them for 2020 and will be helping raise money that goes towards the research of cures and treatments, so that we can beat heartbreak forever.

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 now £40? For those of you who have attended our Demo Weekend before, you may notice that we've increased the ticket prices, we wanted to be as clear as possible about the reasons behind the change:

  • 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 & 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'll 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 have associated costs that we simply have to meet.

Demo Bikes & Accessories

We have a huge demo fleet for men and women that will be available on the weekend, and we have a full list of the demo weekend bikes showing sizes available from the brands below so you can get your wishlist ready!

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

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

We have a huge demo fleet that will be available on the weekend and we have a full list of the demo weekend bikes below showing sizes available from the brands below so you can get your wishlist ready! Ladies demo bikes will also be available at our demo weekend so hurry and get your tickets now!

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

After you have been checked in at registration you will then be free to test as many bikes and accessories as you like throughout the day. You will be checked in every time you take out a bike, and checked out when you bring the bike back to each stand. You are then free to move onto the next demo stand of your choice! Our demo weekend is renowned for getting people out on a lot of bikes throughout the day with people testing on average about 5 bikes each.

We try to keep this list as up to date as possible, but please note that there is a small chance that a bike listed below may be unavailable on the weekend due to circumstances out of our control!

Check out the list below for models and sizes for each brand:

Bike Model Sizes Available to Demo
Santa Cruz Heckler Medium, Large, X-Large
Santa Cruz Nomad CC X01 Medium, Large, X-Large
Santa Cruz Bronson CC X01 Medium, Large, X-Large
Santa Cruz 5010 CC X01 Medium, Large, X-Large
Santa Cruz Hightower CC X01 Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
Santa Cruz Tallboy CC X01 Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
Santa Cruz Blur CC X01 Medium, Large, X-Large
Santa Cruz Megatower CC X01 Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large
Santa Cruz Carbon Chameleon SE 29 Large, X-Large
Specialized Turbo Levo SL Comp Carbon Medium, Large
Specialized Turbo Levo Comp Medium, Large
Specialized Turbo Kenevo Comp S4
Whyte Bikes TBC
Transition Bikes TBC
Merida e-One Sixty 10k Small, Medium, Large
Merida e-One Sixty 9000 Medium, Large, X-Large
Merida e-One Forty 8000 Medium, Large, X-Large
Cannondale Habit Carbon SE Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Cannondale Jekyll Carbon/Alloy 2 Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Cannondale Habit Neo 3 Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Cannondale Moterra 2 Medium, Large
Cannondale Topstone Carbon Force eTap X-Small, Small, Medium, X-Large
Orbea Wild FS M20 Small/Medium, Large
Orbea Wild FS Team Small/Medium, Large, X-Large
Orbea Wild FS M10 Large, X-Large
Orbea Occam M10 Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Orbea Occam M30 Medium, Large
Orbea Rallon M10 Small/Medium, Large, X-Large
Orbea Laufey H10 Medium
Orbea OIZ M20 Medium, Large
Orbea OIZ M-LTD Small, X-Large
Hope HB-130 Medium, Large, X-Large
Yeti SB165 Medium, Large, X-Large
Yeti SB150 Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Yeti SB140 Small, Medium, Large
Yeti SB130 Medium, Large
Yeti SB100 Medium, Large
Trek Rail 9 Small, Medium, Large, X-Large
Trek Fuel EX 8 Small, Medium, Medium/Large, Large, X-Large
Trek Remedy 8 Small, Medium, Medium/Large, Large, X-Large
Trek Slash 8 Small, Medium, Medium/Large, Large, X-Large
Cube Stereo 150 C:62 SL 29 16”, 18”, 20”, 22”
Cube Stereo Hybrid 160 HPC Action Team 16”, 18”, 20”, 22”
Cube Stereo Hybrid 140 HPC TM 16”, 18”, 20”, 22”
Juliana Roubion CC X01 X-Small, Small
Juliana Maverick CC X01 Small, Medium
Juliana Furtado CC X01 X-Small, Small
Juliana Joplin CC X01 X-Small, Small
Nukeproof Mega 275 Pro Carbon Small, Medium, Medium/Large, X-Large
Nukeproof Mega 290 Factory Carbon Medium, Large, X-Large
Nukeproof Reactor 275 Factory Carbon Small, Medium, Large
Nukeproof Reactor 290 Pro Carbon X-Large, Medium, Large, X-Large
Orange Five Small, Medium, Large
Orange Alpine Medium, Large, X-Large
Orange Stage 5 Medium, Large
Orange Stage 6 Medium, Large, X-Large
Orange Surge Medium, Large
Orange Surge 29 Large, X-Large
Orange Phase Medium, Large, X-Large

So just to round up, here’s what you can expect from our Demo Weekend:


... 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 on 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 card either 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 getting to 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 Friday 20th March and we can 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 owners 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.