Detach your pedals and dig out two pieces of photo ID; ’tis the season to ride other people’s bikes for free.
There are demo days taking place all over the country this summer – here’s just a selection for this month and next:
Beeline Bicycles Oxford; multiple brands available. May 18
Blazing Bikes Church Stretton, Shropshire; Scott bikes available for advance booking year-round
BikeTreks Ambleside Lake District; Orange/Santa Cruz May 19; women’s Orange/Santa Cruz/Specialized and Scott June 2
Pace Cycles Dalby Forest; full range available for advance booking year-round
Orange Bikes dealer demos on May 12 (Bike Bristol), May 13 (Buckingham Bikes), May 19 (BikeTreks) and June 30 (Big Bear Bikes)
Wheels, Wings and Water Haldon Forest on May 20; Yeti, Mondraker, Commencal and Nukeproof bikes, plus 661 pads, Urge helmets, Race Face and One Industries components.
Dean Forest Cycles Forest of Dean; multiple brands available and a barbie to boot! May 19&20