October 31 2015.

Day two of the 2015 International Dirt Bike Show continued with its mission of keeping the crowds entertained with activities and games a-plenty, team announcements, rider interviews and on-stage fun yesterday.

On the main hall stage, the winner of the Michelin/Talon tyre challenge smashed the previous day’s time, throwing down the ‘strongman’ gauntlet in the process, holding out for a muscle-trembling four minutes, two seconds; the contest is well and truly on.

Eager visitors queued up, but just failed to beat the fastest time set on the opening day for the Putoline/DBR X-Box competition; the current record stands at 1:12:26.

At other times during the day, the stage was the place for race fans to head to find out what racing stars from the disciplines of motocross, trials, enduro, quad and speedway had to say about their year so far, and plans for the season ahead. Nev Bradshaw, Graeme Irwin, Lewis Tricket, Emma Bristow, Stuart Edmonds, Jamie Law, Paul Irwin, Paul Winrow and Nathan Watson were all treated to a good grilling from stage compere Jack Burnicle.

The live action zones were surrounded with cheering audiences as trials riders battled against mountain-bike athletes and the Minibike Supercrossers raced non-stop in hall five on a new, tightly packed circuit which twisted around the spectators with a different race format incorporating eight ultra-competitive classes.

The youngsters of the family were well-catered for too, with My First Honda Licence giving children from the ages of five to 11 the fun of riding a restricted 50cc motorcycle on a specially designed circuit in complete safety. Once completed, the budding champs were able to take away their very first licence. Strider bikes proved to be popular with the very young as the toddlers swung into corners and charged around the Strider Adventure Zone. Elsewhere in the hall five Activity Zone the Electric have-a-go area was clearly popular with the little ones first taking to a flat oval on Kuberg machines before progressing to the obstacles of the Mecatecno trials course, or taking their riding to the next level on an Electric Motion bike.

The 2015 International Dirt Bike Show re-opens at 9.30am today with an exciting day of fun, action, displays, retail stands, competitions and more.

For Show information visit www.dirtbikeshow.co.uk