October 30 2015.

The International Dirt Bike Show opened its doors to the thousands of off-road fans eagerly waiting for the 2015 event to get underway at Stoneleigh Park, near Warwickshire yesterday, taking advantage of the first-day low-cost admission promotion.

From the moment the gate dropped there was plenty to keep the masses entertained with a dazzling array of exhibition stands packed full of the latest 2016 production machinery, with plenty of manufacturers also displaying the factory rocketships that race enthusiasts rarely get to see up close and personal.

The diversity of the Show was evident as, not only had the major and established players such as Beta, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Sherco, Suzuki and Yamaha covering the disciplines of motocross, enduro, trials, trail, supercross, electric and minibike, created a vibrant impact with ultra-modern stands, but there were also plenty of new-to-the show exhibits to ring the changes. The innovative Bultaco Brinco electric MTB proved to be of great interest, as did the relaunched range of Fantic enduros and the new production version of the Vertigo trials bike.

Visitors looking for a bargain made a bee line for the retail hall, with stand holders reporting brisk business and the day closed with traders restocking their shelves ready for tomorrow’s 9.30am opening.

Fans flocked out to hall four to witness the incredible agility and speed of the Arena Trials riders, under the guidance of 12-time world trials champ Dougie Lampkin. They flicked their Vertigo, Beta, Gas Gas and Scorpa bikes over and through a series of obstacles and pitted their petrol-powered motors in head-to-head battle against the pedal-power of MTB stunt riders Danny and Ash Butler. The end result was often surprising and kept the packed crowds cheering and hollering.

Over in hall five, the have-a-go activities kept the youngsters amused with My First Honda Licence, Strider Bikes, Mecatecno, Kuberg, Electric Motion electric trials bikes, quads and remote control bike operators creating a stir. In the same hall the Minibike Supercross riders put their machines through their paces and tested out the new tight and twisting indoor supercross circuit in preparation for the weekend’s Show MiniBike SX finale.

Early indications are that the 2015 International Dirt Bike Show delivered on its promise today and for anyone looking for a full-on, low-cost, action-packed day out with family and friends, there really is only one place to be tomorrow and over the weekend; The International Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Doors re-open at 9.30am on Friday the 30th October. Adult admission is £16, over 60s and those aged 11 to 15 are £10 and children aged 10 and under go free. There is plenty of free parking, and the souvenir show guide is free too.

Visit www.dirtbikeshow.co.uk