|BMF SHOW LOOKING GOOD
April 17 2010.
East of England Showground, Peterborough, 15 -16 May 2010
The BMFshow, Europe's largest outdoor motorcycle show, is just over four weeks away now and for thousands of motorcyclists the traditional season-opener is looking good with brand new features and plenty of new attractions.
Peterborough's East of England Showground is set to come alive as major manufacturers turn out in force, some even offering test rides from the showground on all their latest models. BMW, Suzuki and Kawasaki, will all have their demo test fleets on site keen to let potential customers try what they have to offer.
Not to be outdone though, Triumph will have its full range of bikes and clothing on display as will Norton, buoyed by its first customer deliveries and Victory Motorcycles, making serious headway on the cruiser front, will also have the full ranges on display. (Latest news is that Aprilia and Moto Guzzi may also be exhibiting.).
Tempted or not, all showgoers will still get the chance to win a brand new bike, worth up to £9,000, in a special raffle - special because this time the winner will have a choice of three bikes to choose from!
Amongst hundreds of trade stalls covering all aspects of motorcycling will be big names such as Hein Gericke, Frank Thomas, Oxford Products, George White and Biker's World as well as the likes of M&P Direct, Powerbronze, Scott Leathers and a whole host of smaller traders offering virtually anything and everything for the keen rider.
New for this year (and a first at any bike show), will be an on-site 'Wrap it and Despatch it' service run by the national courier company APC. No longer will riders have to laden their bikes (or even take a car) because now APC can wrap and despatch goods and guarantee to deliver to home addresses within 48 hours of the show finishing!
Meanwhile arena entertainment over the weekend features a stunning line up of performances from Jason Smyth - The Adrenalin Tour, The Stanage International stunt display team and of course, old favourites the madness that is Moped Enduro and the thrills of Short Track racing.
For those camping over the weekend, evening entertainment gets a new twist with the well known 'Smacked Arse Comedy Club' appearing for the first time, featuring adult comedy from a range of stand-up comedians, plus live music from Stingray, Trash Monkey, Hooker and headline acts, Boot Led-Zeppelin and Killer Queen.
The BMF show and camping is open to everyone, but for BMF members, there is special VIP treatment with reduced admission, a new 'Fast Track' entrance, a 'members only' area with refreshment facilities and discount vouchers for use at the show.
Where, when, how much:
The BMF show, 15 -16th May, East of England Showground, Peterborough, open from 9.0 -5.0 both days, camping available from 14.00 Friday until 09.00 Monday.
Public £14 (members £12); Family £30 (members £25); Seniors £10, Child £5.
Camping: £30 (members £22); Family £65 (members £50)
On the day:
£16 (£14 members); Family £35 (members £30) Seniors £14 (£12 members)
Camping: £35 (members £30) Family: £75 (members £65)
On line booking via: www.bm,fevents.co.uk or ticket hot line: 0844 884 5151