It’s nearly that time of the year again!
Tipped to be one of the biggest and best motorcycle shows of 2014, The Carole Nash Great Scottish Bike Show will open its doors to thousands of visitors on 9-10 August at its new home at the Royal Highland Centre near Edinburgh.
The two-day event will be an enormous celebration of all things motorcycling, jam-packed with both classic and modern motorbikes from all eras, along with dealers, traders, manufacturers, stunt shows and even some racing thrown in as well.
And we’re going to try really hard not to get star-struck when we first meet this year’s guest of honour: the one and only Giacomo Agostini. The Italian racing legend is a 15-time world champion and holds an outstanding record of 122 Grand Prix wins. He’ll be there throughout the whole weekend to talk with fans, share his stories and present awards to owners of the best bikes on display.
Joining ‘Ago’ will be three-time Isle of Man TT winner Alex George, who’s told us he’s looking forward to catching up with fans in his home country.
Outside the centre, visitors can catch the slightly (OK, very) bonkers show from the notorious Purple Helmets, a stunt ensemble from the Isle of Man. One of their acts includes naked riding, so come prepared!
Along with this, visitors will be able to watch some competitive racing in the form of Moped Mayhem and Scottish Supermoto. There will also be numerous trials demonstrations taking place over the two days.
And what can accompany all this better than some live music? Scottish-Indie rock cover band Shardlake will be playing three separate sets on both days to keep visitors entertained.
We’re already on countdown for this fantastic event…and we’re gearing up for a huge one!
Advance tickets cost £6 per day per adult and will cost more on the gate. Children under 12 go free. Parking is pay on the gate: cars costs £5 and motorcycles can park for free. Gates open from 10am – 5pm both days. For more information and for tickets, visit: http://www.classicbikeshows.com/event/615/
Image: Purple Helmets / BBC