Demos begin at the Afan Forest Park in Glyncorrwyg, Wales on February 8 2009. From there the tour heads to Cannock Chase, Staffordshire (February 22), Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire (March 8), Bedgebury, Kent (March 29) and Carron Valley, Scotland (April 5).

“After two successful years of the Specialized Challenge Series we are pleased to continue in 2009 with the Specialized Test the Best Tour,” said Richard Hemington, managing director of Specialized. “Consumers again will have the opportunity to test ride the latest Specialized mountain bikes in five new locations around the UK. There is no better way to experience Specialized’s winning technology.”

“The series of 2007 was so embraced by participants that we can’t wait to do it again,” said Ian Beasant, managing director of Giant UK. “The collaboration of Specialized and Giant together gives consumers the opportunities to test some of the greatest technologies on the market. We want consumers to have great riding experiences in the best environment and this series gives participants, whatever their level, the opportunity to get out, get riding and have fun.”

Contact Spesh on 020 8391 3500 and Giant on 0115 977 5900. Giant will also have a dedicated website up and running shortly, details to follow.

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